Topic: Alumni

Subtopics:   Alumnae Alumni Association Jefferson Trust Lifetime Learning Regional Clubs
Comic Wizard

Comic Wizard

Adam Beranek's breakout graphic novel

He points out the stigma attached to comic books—that it’s for geeky kids with Coke-bottle glasses and pocket protectors—is out the window.

Fall 2008

Mom’s the Word

Mom’s the Word

A magazine devoted to mothers attracts a strong following

They just felt compelled to create a magazine that, as thinking mothers, they would want to read.

Fall 2008

Basketball Beats Ballet

Basketball Beats Ballet

Ryan honored for wins, inspiring confidence

The world of ballet might be a better place if Debbie Ryan (Grad ’77) had made a different choice as a child, but the world of basketball would be poorer.

Fall 2008

A Tackle to Remember

A Tackle to Remember

Dombrowski earns spot in College Football Hall of Fame

Dombrowski also became pretty good at football. He played a central role in UVA’s success in the 1980s, including Virginia’s first bowl game, a 27-24 victory over Purdue in the 1984 Peach Bowl.

Fall 2008

Verbatim

Verbatim

“To achieve financial success will be harder, the stakes higher, than at any time since the settlers first set food on this land.”<...

Fall 2008

The University and the Civil War

The University and the Civil War

New book offers a fictional account grounded in fact

Nick Taylor’s debut novel, The Disagreement, is set at the University’s Medical School during the tumult of the Civil War.

Fall 2008

The Vanished Prince

The Vanished Prince

In the footsteps of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Howard Scherry’s life direction was determined early on, when as a student he encountered the words of the legendary aviator and author.

Fall 2008

JILL becomes OLLI

JILL becomes OLLI

Lifelong learning is still the focus

The name may be different, but the mission remains the same.

And online opportunities and a new partnership portend a bright future for the Osher Lifelong Learning...

Summer 2008

Bringing Ideas Together

Bringing Ideas Together

Jefferson Scholars' center will provide common ground for various disciplines

The center, located on two acres on Maury Avenue, is scheduled for completion by the beginning of the 2009 fall semester.

Summer 2008

Windows on the World

Windows on the World

The International Media Wall displays news, sports and cultural programs from other countries on four screens in Alderman Library.

Summer 2008

An Olympic First

An Olympic First

Steeplechase runner has chance at historic event in Beijing

Cromer (Col ’02, Grad ’03) was an All-American at UVA, and visions of standing on the winners’ podium at the Olympics bring a smile to her face.

Summer 2008

Giving Back with Sacks

Giving Back with Sacks

Patrick Kerney (Col ’99) keeps brother's memory alive through fund

Patrick Kerney has a job with a simple description—get the quarterback.

Summer 2008

News Briefs

News Briefs

High Honors

The University of Virginia bestowed its highest external honors—the annual Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals—during Founder’s Day celebrations in April. The medals...

Summer 2008

Puzzling Appearance

Puzzling Appearance

Will Shortz (Law ’77) keeps them guessing

The author and editor of more than 150 books, founder of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and subject of the 2006 documentary Wordplay, Shortz returned to Grounds on April 3 to deliver a lecture and challenge his audience with puzzles.

Summer 2008

Heating Up

Heating Up

Sparky's Flaw on the rise, on the road

Sparky’s Flaw is a classic story of a high school garage band made good, and is as homegrown as they come.

Summer 2008

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First-Gens First

First-Gens First

Why UVA is putting new focus on students whose parents never went to college.

Dislike

Dislike

Professor’s work paints alarming portrait of Facebook’s power

Wedded Wahoos

Wedded Wahoos

Do you love chuckling over awkward first-date tales or proposal mishaps? Well, we’ve got some fun for you.