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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.

A Piece of History

President Teresa Sullivan recently gave her late mother’s nursing cape to the School of Nursing’s Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.

A Real Lifesaver

During a training session at U.Va.’s School of Medicine last spring, medical student Ryan Jones (Col ’09, Med ’14) examined Jim Malloy,

Verbatim

"All good things must eventually come to an end."

Value Statement

U.Va. has again been named one of the nation's top values among public universities.

Two for the Rhodes

Fourth-year students Evan Behrle and Charles Tyson have received Rhodes Scholarships.

Aristocracy of Talent

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses plans for recruiting and supporting a more economically diverse student body.

Everyday Mindfulness

Learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your everyday routine to defuse stress and lead a healthier, happier life.

Mastering the Art of Mindful Eating

Nutrition experts at U.Va. explain how to eat mindfully and enjoy some of the potential benefits.

U.Va. announces $4M challenge grant from alumnus John Griffin to support financial aid

The grant is conditional upon a match from other donors, with the goal of raising a total of $8 million.

Beloved professor Ernest Mead, 95, passes away

Ernest Mead, renowned music professor and University alumnus, passed away Thursday evening from congestive heart failure. Mead, a graduate of the class of 1940, was 95.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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?

  • Do the Robot

    In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

  • Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

    U.Va. research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

  • Better, Stronger, Faster

    U.Va.’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

  • Smart Money

    Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

  • Podcast People

    Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

  • Admiral of the Antarctic

    Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at U.Va.