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Recent news from around Grounds.

New Graduate Programs to Launch This Fall

Graduate students will have two new degree programs to choose from this fall—an M.S. in Data Science and an M.A. in European Studies.

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.

A Place for Kids

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

Darden Dean to Step Down

After nearly a decade as dean of the Darden School of Business, Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty.

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can’t Do

Art professor William Wylie talks about the work of his advanced photography students.

A Different Kind of Red Brick

An engineering student creates a Lego masterpiece using Jefferson's original plans.

The Slick Bib

During my undergraduate studies at U.Va. I strengthened a habit and a mindset of constantly identifying inefficiencies in products, processes and systems and working to come up with

Darden Dean to Return to Faculty After Two Successful Terms at Helm

Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term as the school’s dean in 2015.

The Cornerstone Plan

An infographic explains the implementation of the five-year strategic plan for the academic division of the University.

R&D: The Brain

U.Va. researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

The Truth About Teenagers

What teenagers are looking for, researchers say, is a chance to put their growing ideas and capacities to work.

From the Heart

Faculty and staff talk about what motivates them to help.

World Changers

Professors Linda Columbus and Dr. William Petri receive the Outstanding Faculty Award.

Help for AccessUVa

Grant will launch new scholarships and fuel financial aid endowment.

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