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Required Reading: Stephen Railton

Required Reading: Stephen Railton

Stephen Railton, professor of American literature

Stephen Railton, professor of American literature, recently published a new edition of Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

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Super Powers

Super Powers

Surviving two bouts of cancer means embracing -- and resisting -- change

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IN THE RANKINGS

Peace Corps

U.Va. ranks second in the number of alumni entering the Peace Corps among medium-size colleges and universities. Currently, 71 graduates are volunteers

The Case of the Missing Library

The Case of the Missing Library

A bibliographic mystery concerning Thomas Jefferson’s personal library has finally been solved. A number of his books have been found at Washington University in St. Louis, where they

Artful Transformation

Artful Transformation

Installing a Henry Moore sculpture outside the Art Museum Photo by Jane Haley

On Rugby Road, a large Henry Moore statue dominates the entrance to the U.Va. Art

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

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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.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

  • Bringing the Team Together

    Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

  • Up on the Roof

    The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

  • Imagination Without Limits

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

  • Going the Distance

    The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that U.Va. alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.

  • 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.

  • Nesting

    Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

  • Virginia Wins College World Series

    The Cinderella-story Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt in three games to take home the program’s first national title.