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At History’s Elbow

At History’s Elbow

An alumnus travels back to Japan where he fought on the USS Missouri

Recovery in Haiti

Recovery in Haiti

Initiative reCOVER, a U.Va. School of Architecture program, won first prize in an international housing competition for “Breathe House,” a design that will help with the reconstruction of

Have Smarts, Will Travel

Have Smarts, Will Travel

Laura NelsonLaura Nelson (Col ’11)

In November, Nelson, a political and social thought major, became the 47th student from the University to become a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Scholarships are

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy

U.S. Navy Cmdr. Dr. Trent Douglas (Col ’91) recently completed a humanitarian and civic assistance mission aboard the USNS Mercy hospital ship. The mission brought together an international

Commerce in China

Commerce in China

I’m a proud McIntire alum who now has more than 18 years of business experience, but I’ve always been something of a closet engineer.  That

Lending a hand

Lending a hand

A first-hand account of an alumnus working for Kiva in Africa.

Building Haiti

Building Haiti

Fear paralyzed me. Although questions about my family’s safety clawed at me, I felt nothing. I sat in front of the television watching headlines projecting the devastation

Taking Over the World, One U-V-A at a Time

Taking Over the World, One U-V-A at a Time

The cheer “U-V-A, Go Hoos Go!” and the choreographed arm gestures that go with it are fixtures at Cavalier sporting events. A recent phenomenon has freed the arm alphabet

Making Sense of Business

Making Sense of Business

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) combines a passion for international affairs with a journalist’s insight at Bloomberg Television.

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

Catherine Burke Sweet (Col ’77), one of the first female Rhodes Scholars, went to England to study in the late '70s and she never moved back.

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

A Volunteer’s Perspective

A Volunteer’s Perspective

Excerpts taken from C. Bruce Williams’ personal diary:

Tskaltubo City, Republic of Georgia September 2009

My host’s name is Zurab Janelidze. He is

Terrorism on Trial

Terrorism on Trial

Over the last year, Edward B. MacMahon Jr. (Col ’82) has been working as a defense attorney in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

China Connection

China Connection

A collaborative effort is strengthening Chinese connections among U.Va. alumni, students and officials.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Facts of the Matter

    More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

  • Computer cluster opens new research possibilities

    Nearly 55 years later after U.Va. got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.

  • New Cabell Is New Again

  • 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.

  • Book Traces

    U.Va. English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

  • 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.

  • Examining Slavery at the University

    In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.