Topic: Alumni

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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.

...

Summer 2007

Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy

On April 24, 2006, the U.S. Naval Hospital Ship Mercy sailed from San Diego on a mission to provide medical and other humanitarian assistance to the people of South and...

Summer 2007

Granting Excellence

Granting Excellence

Fund helps future nurses, doctors and lawyers pursue public good

Nursing and medical students working to prevent the spread of AIDS in southern Africa are among the beneficiaries of grants totaling $325,000 that the Jefferson Trust announced April 13, Thomas Jefferson...

Summer 2007

Reconnecting

Reconnecting

Black alumni celebrate old ties, new links

Black Alumni Weekend mixed traditional favorites with new offerings this year for a reunion tailored for just about everyone.

Hosted biennially by the Alumni Association,...

Summer 2007

Partners John Giannopoulos (Col ‘82) and his father, Peter Giannopoulos (Col ‘55), credit Sly Fox’s family atmosphere for its phenomenal success in the Philly suburbs.

Pour Yourself a Cold One

Alumni family has something brewing in the beer world

John Giannopoulos (Col ’82) and his family occasionally brew bad beer.

Not on purpose, and not very often. If that were the case, Beer Advocate magazine wouldn...

April 15, 2007

Ericka Whitaker (Educ ’06)

Getting Her Kicks

Ericka Whitaker (Educ '06) and the Radio City Rockettes

From the moment she first saw the Rockettes perform in Radio City Music Hall during a family trip to New York City, Ericka Whitaker (Educ ’06) was hooked. Then...

April 15, 2007

Points of Light

Points of Light

The paintings of Randall Stoltzfus

Some artists paint with a deliberate aim. Randall Stoltzfus (Col ’93) is not one of them. Instead, he lets the work lead him toward its conclusion.

The...

Spring 2007

What Happened in Bolechow

What Happened in Bolechow

Daniel Mendelsohn’s epic search

'The Lost' finds tragedy interwoven with history as Daniel Mendelsohn seeks out the experience of the Holocaust.

Spring 2007

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Highlights

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Big Bands

Big Bands

Take a look at concerts at UVA throughout the past 70 years, from Fats Domino to Lady Gaga.

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

Streak Show

Streak Show

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.