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Mind’s Eye

Mind’s Eye

Nir Avissar’s photography documents military life in Israel

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.

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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.

  • Breaking the Bubble

    About 3,100 students volunteer through Madison House for at least one hour each week. See how they're making a difference in the Charlottesville community.

  • Make It Like Monticello

    Here's how to make a modern version of the vanilla ice cream Jefferson had served at Monticello

  • Sleuthing Sudden Death

    Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.

  • 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.

  • Brain Freeze

    What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A U.Va. neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

  • 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.

  • 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.