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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.

How to Start a Company Without Losing Your Shirt—or Your Sanity

Joyce Franklin (Com '87) CPA, CFA, shares her wisdom.

The Slick Bib

During my undergraduate studies at U.Va. I strengthened a habit and a mindset of constantly identifying inefficiencies in products, processes and systems and working to come up with

Peace, Love and Understanding

U.Va. is among the Peace Corps' top volunteer-producing colleges and universities.

Finding Your Passion in Five Questions

Finding your passion can feel like an overwhelming task. Where do you even begin? Christie Mims offers five simple questions to jump start your search.

The Deadly Sins of Public Speaking

Actor and public speaking expert Rob Biesenbach (Col '85) shares a handful of the more common offenses.

Your Office Chair is Killing You

Standing up at work could save your life and even boost your productivity.

Two Roads Diverged in a Wood

An interactive graphic shows the connection between undergraduate major and occupation

Advice From the Experts

Advice From the Experts

From getting in to getting a job, tips and services for life's big moments.

Winning the Inside Game

Winning the Inside Game

He has been called a street fighter, a skilled advocate, and a shape-shifter who is as comfortable testifying before Congress as he is leading a chant through a bullhorn,

Free Online Course for Growth-Seeking Entrepreneurs

Making Sense Out of Cents

Making Sense Out of Cents

Alumnus John Howard shares some of the lessons he learned about life and money while at the University.

What’s the Rush?

What’s the Rush?

Pressure for success raises questions about the pace of life

9 Tips for New Grads

9 Tips for New Grads

Whether you're anxious or eager—most likely a combination of both—the switch from full-time student to full-time resident of the "real world" will have some

An Alumni Couple Goes for Gold

An Alumni Couple Goes for Gold

John and Shannon St. Clair

John St. Clair (Col ’99) and Shannon St. Clair (Col ’99) met at the U.Va. bookstore in August 1995. “Out of 5000 freshmen, John

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admiral of the Antarctic

    Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at U.Va.

  • Did You Know?

    Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

  • Better, Stronger, Faster

    U.Va.’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

  • Do the Robot

    In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

  • Smart Money

    Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

  • 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.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

  • Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

    U.Va. research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.