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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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HIGHLIGHTS

  • How to Take Your Kids Into the Wild and Live to Tell About It

    Patrick Sweeney (Darden '10), dad and expert outdoorsman, shares his knowledge.

  • Kings of Freedom

    A section of the Berlin Wall, with a spray-painted mural titled "Kings of Freedom," has been installed on Central Grounds.

  • How to be a Mad Man

    Real-life Mad Man Scott Cooney (Com ’94) offers the inside scoop.

  • Physical Science

    John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four U.Va. athletes.

  • The Maestro

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

  • Bookmarked: Getting Down to Business

    A new site from the Darden School of Business offers practical articles by faculty that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.

  • Back to the Future

    Only some of Manning's ideas came to be, but he defined a way of thinking about growth at the University and raised important questions about building values.

  • James Hay Jr.‘s Pocket Knife

    Take a look at the pocket knife of James Hay Jr., author of "The Honor Men."