Topic: Faculty

Remembering Two University Icons

Remembering Two University Icons

All of us lost two great friends in January when first Gilly Sullivan and then Jack Blackburn died. Both of these men helped build and shape our modern University...

Spring 2009

Required Reading: Frederick Hitz

Required Reading: Frederick Hitz

Law and politics lecturer Frederick Hitz wrote The Great Game: The Myth and Reality of Espionage and Why Spy? Espionage in an Age of Uncertainty. His career at the...

Spring 2009

Poet Laureate of the Twilight

Poet Laureate of the Twilight

Charles Wright has been extolled as one of the best poets of his generation, a quintessential Southerner and a philosopher-poet.

Spring 2009

Deciphering Our Lady of the Lily

Deciphering Our Lady of the Lily

Empowering art, past and present

In 1912, when Georgia O’Keeffe arrived in Charlottesville, she’d nearly given up on art. “She hadn’t touched a paintbrush in four years,...

Spring 2009

Here and Now

Here and Now

The many benefits of mindfulness

Susan Stone believes that the quality of your life depends on where you focus your attention.

Spring 2009

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

At-home Sperm Test

Yet another reason to blush while at the drugstore checkout. UVA researcher John C. Herr proved that his invention, SpermCheck Vasectomy, accurately tests male fertility. &ldquo...

Spring 2009

Buff Seniors

Buff Seniors

New drug prevents frailty

Growing older may not necessarily mean growing weaker. Researchers at UVA discovered that a new drug called MK-677 increases muscle mass in older adults. Seniors who took the drug...

Spring 2009

A Smarter Dummy

A Smarter Dummy

UVA engineers building “virtual” crash test dummy

Engineers at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics are working on a new “virtual” crash-test dummy, existing entirely on computer and better simulating the intricacies of the body than a traditional dummy ever could.

Spring 2009

Historical Modern Dance

Historical Modern Dance

During a week as an artist in residence at UVA, Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones brought together students and community members with the Bill T. Jones...

Spring 2009

In Memoriam: Jack Blackburn 1941-2009

In Memoriam: Jack Blackburn 1941-2009

The new year began with sad news, as two giants of the University community passed away in January. Gilbert J. Sullivan, retired Alumni Association director,...

Spring 2009

Top Stories of 2008

Top Stories of 2008

Changes in University Leadership

With the introduction of six new deans and a new vice president for research, UVA saw a significant infusion of new leadership. Other...

January 11, 2009

Material World

Material World

Coping with the consumer culture’s impact on children

Tis the season of commerce. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, parents face an increasingly sophisticated marketing machine. An estimated $670 billion is currently spent on and by children in...

December 16, 2008

New & Notable

New & Notable

Explore ten new books from faculty and alumni.

Winter 2008

Required Reading: Vanessa L. Ochs

Required Reading: Vanessa L. Ochs

Vanessa L. Ochs is a UVA associate professor of religious studies and author most recently of Sarah Laughed and Inventing Jewish Ritual, which won the 2007 National Jewish Book Award in the category of contemporary Jewish life and practice.

Winter 2008

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.