Topic: Alumni

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The Right Hook

The Right Hook

Putting the splash back into fishing

Jamie Howard (Col '90) uses techniques culled from television sports coverage to bring excitement to fishing films.

Winter 2007

The Bore Hole: An Essay

The Bore Hole: An Essay

What is clean water worth?

When Kenda Mutongi (Grad ’93, ’96), a history professor at Williams College, returned to her village in Kenya to organize the digging of a well, she met unexpected resistance.

Winter 2007

Emerging Winemakers

Emerging Winemakers

Jerry and Lauren Bias build on Jefferson's legacy of viticulture

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Lauren Bias calls it “a hobby gone wild.”

Jerry Bias (Col ‘90) says it’s “almost surreal.”

However...

October 12, 2007

Rocking the Troops

Band hits high notes on Asian tour

Sons of Bill have adventures and misadventures during their July 2007 tour of Asia.

September 1, 2007

Reunions 2007

Reunions 2007

Bigger and better

On May 31 through June 3, a record crowd of more than 3,600 alumni and family members returned to Grounds for a weekend...

Fall 2007

Welcome Aboard

Welcome Aboard

On July 1, Allen B. Rider III (Col ’76, GSBA ’83) of Manakin-Sabot, Va., succeeded Richard B. Payne Jr. (Col ’70) of Minneapolis as chair of the Alumni Association&rsquo...

Fall 2007

Lounging Around

Lounging Around

Alumni Hall has always been the home base for alumni when they’re at the University. With the recent completion of a new, 1,300-square-foot alumni lounge, that home...

Fall 2007

New and Improved

New and Improved

HoosOnline now offers more for alumni

HoosOnline, the online alumni directory, has for years been a great way to find information about fellow alumni. If you haven’t logged on recently, now’s...

Fall 2007

Murder, She Writes

Murder, She Writes

From New York crime fighter to New York Times best seller

Linda Fairstein (Law ’72) earned the nickname "Hell on Heels" during her 25 years as chief prosecutor for Manhattan's Sex Crimes Unit. Having helped reform a judicial system myopic about violence towards women, she's turned her talents to crime fiction.

Fall 2007

Engineering Change

Engineering Change

Jill Tietjen named distinguished alumna

One of the first women to graduate from the University’s School of Engineering is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Alumna Award, presented by the Women’s...

Summer 2007

Beyond All-American

Beyond All-American

A half-century after his playing days, Bakhtiar honored again

Jamshid “Jim” Bakhtiar’s performance on the football field earned him All-America honors in 1957. What he’s done since makes him proudest.

In...

Summer 2007

Promises Kept

Promises Kept

Wounded Army veteran battles back

After two tours of combat and a suicide bomber's attack that left him badly injured, Dan Glanz is walking the Lawn this spring.

Summer 2007

The Accidental Altruist

The Accidental Altruist

Why Conor Grennan started an orphanage

He meant to take a year's vacation from his stressful job, but instead he found a new mission in the streets of Katmandu.

Summer 2007

A Sure Bet

A Sure Bet

Film offers an insider’s view of horse racing

Gambling. Race fixing. Doping scandals. Pop culture too often depicts horse racing’s dark side, says filmmaker John Hennegan (Col ’90). And so The First Saturday in May...

Summer 2007

Something Popular

Something Popular

Lawyer-turned-novelist Emily Giffin

On their first day of law school at UVA in the fall of 1994, Erinn Robinson knew there was something different about fellow first-year Emily Giffin.

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Summer 2007

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Highlights

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.