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Recent news from around Grounds.

Bookmarked: Getting Down to Business

A new site from the Darden School of Business offers practical articles by faculty that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.

Darden Dean to Step Down

After nearly a decade as dean of the Darden School of Business, Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty.

Withholding Judgment

Religious studies professor John Portmann ponders a difficult question.

Tales of Early America

Two U.Va. history professors receive major accolades for their scholarship.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

A list of the most popular fiction and nonfiction selections at the U.Va. Bookstore.

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 U.Va. students since 1967, all the while penning murder mysteries on the side.

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can’t Do

Art professor William Wylie talks about the work of his advanced photography students.

U.Va. Conference Tackled Ethics of Big Data

The University recently started a Data Science Institute, and one area the institute hopes to tackle is the ethical and legal implications of mass data collection

Darden Dean to Return to Faculty After Two Successful Terms at Helm

Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term as the school’s dean in 2015.

‘Professor Lou’ Explains Science Behind the Puck on Washington Capitals TV

If you’ve ever been to a Washington Capitals hockey game, you’ve probably seen physics professor Lou Bloomfield on the Jumbotron explaining the physics of hockey.

Your Soundtrack to Spring

Listen to spring playlists from Akil Mitchell, the Hullabahoos, Dean Groves and others—guaranteed to improve your mood.

R&D: The Brain

U.Va. researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

The Truth About Teenagers

What teenagers are looking for, researchers say, is a chance to put their growing ideas and capacities to work.

From the Heart

Faculty and staff talk about what motivates them to help.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • How to be a Mad Man

    Real-life Mad Man Scott Cooney (Com ’94) offers the inside scoop.

  • James Hay Jr.‘s Pocket Knife

    Take a look at the pocket knife of James Hay Jr., author of "The Honor Men."

  • Back to the Future

    Only some of Manning's ideas came to be, but he defined a way of thinking about growth at the University and raised important questions about building values.

  • The Maestro

    From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Bookmarked: Getting Down to Business

    A new site from the Darden School of Business offers practical articles by faculty that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.

  • Kings of Freedom

    A section of the Berlin Wall, with a spray-painted mural titled "Kings of Freedom," has been installed on Central Grounds.

  • How to Take Your Kids Into the Wild and Live to Tell About It

    Patrick Sweeney (Darden '10), dad and expert outdoorsman, shares his knowledge.

  • Physical Science

    John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four U.Va. athletes.