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Dancing on Air

Dancing on Air

Watch the U.Va. Ballroom Dance Club in action

Rockin’ the Grounds

Rockin’ the Grounds

A visual stroll through some magical moments provided by bands that made their mark on the music scene at U.Va.

New & Notable

More Than Good Intentions: How a New Economics Is Helping to Solve Global Poverty Dean Karlan (Col ‘91) and Jacob Appel Dutton Adult A behavioral economist and an aid worker

All Things to All Boys

All Things to All Boys

Hannah Pittard

Hannah Pittard’s (Grad ‘07) novel The Fates Will Find Their Way begins with a mystery: 16-year-old Nora Lindell is missing. There are no concrete clues about her

Required Reading: John M. Owen IV

Required Reading: John M. Owen IV

John M. Owen IVPhoto by Laura Merricks

John M. Owen IV, associate professor of politics, recently published The Clash of Ideas in World Politics: Transnational Networks, States, and Regime

Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye

Nir Avissar’s photography documents military life in Israel

News Briefs

News Briefs

Bang for the Buck

The University retained its No. 3 ranking for the fifth time in six years in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “100 Best Values in Public Colleges”

Painting a Farewell

Painting a Farewell

Richard Crozier

An exhibition of paintings by Richard Crozier, who has taught drawing and painting courses at the McIntire Department of Art since 1974, was on display at U.Va.

Camera Focused on Black America

Camera Focused on Black America

Kevin Everson experiments in filmmaking

Physical Science

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

Professor’s music nominated for Grammy

Poet Debra Nystrom receives Library of Virginia award

New & Notable

Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica Fen Montaigne (Col ’74) Henry Holt and Company For the last 30 years, Bill Fraser has studied the Adélie penguins

The Voice of Reason

The Voice of Reason

In October 1982, a man held his sister and her children at gunpoint in a train. Just another day at the office for hostage negotiator Gary Noesner.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore: July through September 2010

Fiction/Poetry

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

2. The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson

3. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Charlottesville A to Z

    A look beyond well-known favorites like Monticello and the Rotunda reveals some of the smaller, more unexpected things that make Charlottesville and the University so special.

  • Capital Replacement

    Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

  • More than a Museum

    Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

  • Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

    Since leaving a career in the U.S. Army, Rob Marsh (Col '78) has devoted his life to serving as a country doctor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

  • Stories Evil Tells

    Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.

  • Pass It On

    The Virginia Alumni Mentoring program matches students who are interested in a certain profession with graduates who are established in that field.

  • The Sounds of the City

    Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

  • The Pioneer

    Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to U.Va. But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.