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Presidential Treatment

After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of U.Va. graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

Imagination Without Limits

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

World Class

Former U.Va. women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

Difference Maker:  Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Alumna Micaela Connery had an idea in high school to offer a theater program open to kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.

Look Closer

Annie Rorem (Batten ’13) conducts research on education and labor force participation with a particular interest in gender.

News from Around Grounds

A few of the latest University news stories.

The Force Is with Her

New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written dozens of novels, many based on licensed properties, including Star Wars and Star Trek, and created fantasy fiction's first elven vampire.

The Faces of Ebola

Alumna and journalist Carielle Doe has been documenting the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath in Liberia.

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Alumna searches for references to enslaved people to add them to “Unknown No Longer,” a public database of enslaved Virginians who appear in inventories, bills of sale, wills and other records.

The Remedy

H. Marie Williams (Educ '06) recently published a memoir about overcoming the trauma of sexual assault. She talked to U.Va. Magazine about The Remedy and her hopes for improving awareness about sexual assault survivors on Grounds.

Podcast People

Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

The People’s Historian

As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O'Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

One Last Twirl

Victoria (Col '13) and Brittany Maiden (Col '13), the so-called Sabre Twins, prepare for the twirling world championships.

Everyone’s A Critic

Book critic Mythili Rao spoke to U.Va. Magazine about the process of book reviewing, and the books she's looking forward to in 2014.

No Pressure

The New Yorker said in its "Culture Desk" column that "her debut went without a hitch."

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