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Examining Slavery at the University

In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

New Cabell Is New Again

Opened in 1952 to accommodate a growing student body after World War II, New Cabell Hall remains the College of Arts & Sciences’ largest academic building, with

Bee Hopeful

U.Va. prof. T'ai Roulston and his research team recently spotted a bumblebee that hadn't been seen in the Eastern U.S. for five years.

Notes on the State of Virginia

A new app allows readers to explore two editions of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and a modern annotated and searchable text.

Computer cluster opens new research possibilities

Nearly 55 years later after U.Va. got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.

Easy Does It

How do you excavate underneath a 200-year-old building that’s the centerpiece of a World Heritage site? Very, very carefully. And with lasers.

Paying Up for Pancakes

Students cooked up 10,000 pancakes at this year's annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast.

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Sports Briefs

A roundup of recent sports stories.

Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

God Is in the Details

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Computer cluster opens new research possibilities

    Nearly 55 years later after U.Va. got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.

  • 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.

  • New Cabell Is New Again

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

  • Book Traces

    U.Va. English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

  • The Facts of the Matter

    More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

  • The People’s Historian

    As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O'Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

  • Examining Slavery at the University

    In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.