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Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Ten years after graduation, I’m on the board of two major non-profit organizations. I was recently elected president of a national political organization, and I’m

The Kennedy Effect

The Kennedy Effect

Larry Sabato examines JFK's enduring influence on American politics.

New & Notable

New & Notable

Five new books from U.Va. alumni.

“The Hand That Held the Dagger”

“The Hand That Held the Dagger”

FDR delivers his famous "hand that held the dagger" speech in Mem Gym.

War Stories

War Stories

Generations of alumni reflect on military life over the past century, sharing stories of world wars and major American operations in Asia and the Middle East.

The Dilemma of U.S.-Iran Relations

The Dilemma of U.S.-Iran Relations

Iran is my birth land; U.Va., my intellectual home for 60 years. Here, I've tried to advance understanding of Iran's foreign policy.

Responses to President Sullivan’s Resignation, Part 1

The Marriage Crisis

The Marriage Crisis

U.Va. researchers explore the ways that marriage has changed and look toward the future of the institution.

State Court Guards U.Va. Climate Scientist and Research

Nearly two years after Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Engr '91) expressed suspicions of fraud concerning climate research conducted at U.Va., the Virginia State Supreme Court ruled that Cuccinelli'

Student Firefighter Spearheads 9/11 Memorial

Student Firefighter Spearheads 9/11 Memorial

Newcomb Hall is now home to a permanent 9/11 memorial, which includes a piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers destroyed by terrorists on

A Conversation With Julian Bond

A Conversation With Julian Bond

A former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Julian Bond played a critical role in the civil rights movement alongside visionary leaders like Dr.

Stephen Colbert’s “Wahoowa”

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Richard Hersh www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive

 

Satirist Stephen

A New Kind of Leader

A New Kind of Leader

The Batten School was created to develop 'challengers of the status quo.'

Women at War

When her husband was killed by British fire in a 1776 Revolutionary War battle, Margaret Corbin reputedly took his place behind a cannon and returned fire.

Required Reading

Required Reading

Ann Beattie Photo by Sigrid Estrada

Creative writing professor Ann Beattie recently published Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life, an exploration of the elusive first lady, Pat Nixon.<

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  • A Place for Kids

    The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital will open its doors in June 2014.

  • Hoop Dreams

    Photos from the history-making men's basketball season.

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    The group bills itself as “the premier, the first, the only a cappella group for the musically challenged."

  • Trouble in Kindergarten?

    Kindergarten today isn't what it used to be, according to a study by two U.Va. researchers.

  • Tales of Early America

    Two U.Va. history professors receive major accolades for their scholarship.

  • Honor Update

    Honor Committee chair says that Informed Retraction, introduced in April 2013, has been a success.

  • The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

    Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 U.Va. students since 1967, all the while penning murder mysteries on the side.

  • The Maestro

    From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.