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The Case for Compassionate Policing

U.Va. law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

The Roar of the Lioness

Professor Farzaneh Milani shares her thoughts on the work of Iranian poet Simin Behbahani and the power of poetry.

The Wake of Watergate

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

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”

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Satirist Stephen

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Civil Occupation

    One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, U.Va. was spared from its torches.

  • Sexual Assault and U.Va.

    An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

  • Connecting the Dots

    Nelson Saiers wants to use his art—and math— to build awareness around issues he observed firsthand growing up in war-torn regions of the world.

  • The Case for Compassionate Policing

    U.Va. law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

  • Ordinary Genius

    Twelve-year-old engineering student Henry Muhlbauer discusses his life on Grounds

  • When Mem Rocked

    Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

  • 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 Many Faces of Cavman

    A look at how U.Va.’s mascot has changed over time

  • 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.