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Weird Is Wonderful

Darden professor Martin Davidson discusses "weirdness" and explains how weird people may be our greatest resource.

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Room of Errors

    The "room of errors" is a new training tool a U.Va. nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

  • Weird Is Wonderful

    Darden professor Martin Davidson discusses "weirdness" and explains how weird people may be our greatest resource.

  • Two Thumbs Up

    Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the U.Va. Hand Center changed his life.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • The Faces of Ebola

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

  • Sadness Like Moonshine

    Why has Breece D'J Pancake’s work seen a revival in recent years? Professor John Casey offers up a simple reason: “The stories are just so damn good.”

  • Almost Perfect

    Although the Cavaliers fell just short of a championship, Virginia women’s soccer enjoyed its first appearance in the NCAA title game.

  • Changing the Greek System

    A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at U.Va.