Topic: Faculty

Lost Flower Power

Lost Flower Power

Findings may explain current pollination crisis

A study by UVA researchers suggests that air pollution may be a cause for the decline in populations of pollinating insects, including bees.

Fall 2008

Post-Combat Care

Post-Combat Care

Plastic surgery procedure has new applications

UVA plastic surgeon Adam Katz finds new applications for a fat grafting procedure.

Fall 2008

Bookmarked: Crystal Ball

Bookmarked: Crystal Ball

Election season is heating up and Larry J. Sabato’s Crystal Ball is the place to go for the Web’s most reliable source of political analysis. ...

Fall 2008

Admission Dean to Retire in 2009

Admission Dean to Retire in 2009

Blackburn has helped shape classes for nearly 30 years

Three decades and 451,908 applications later, Blackburn, 66, has announced that he will retire in June 2009.

Fall 2008

Q&A

Q&A

Ronald T. Wilcox

Darden professor and former economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Ronald T. Wilcox examines the causes and consequences of America’s aversion to saving

Fall 2008

Say Hello to the Future

Say Hello to the Future

New leaders begin work

A number of key leadership positions have been filled in recent months around Grounds. The following is a brief introduction to the people who will help guide the University in coming years.

Fall 2008

The Tibetan Connection

The Tibetan Connection

The University's unique relationship with an ancient culture

The people and culture of Tibet have been a part of the UVA community for decades, and a new center provides a fresh link to an area of growing international focus.

Fall 2008

1957: Faulkner Among the “Snobs”

1957: Faulkner Among the “Snobs”

After Faulkner arrived on Grounds, his "observations on ‘Virginia snobs’ caused somewhat of a sensation," wrote Virginius Dabney in Mr. Jefferson’s University. "He liked the state, he said, ‘because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs.’"

Summer 2008

Required Reading: Michael J. Klarman

Required Reading: Michael J. Klarman

A leading authority on the history of civil rights law, UVA law professor Michael J. Klarman won the 2005 Bancroft Prize for his book From Jim Crow to Civil Rights.

Summer 2008

Three History Amigos

Three History Amigos

Radio talk show combines past, present

BackStory, a weekly call-in radio show, features UVA historians Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh teamed with Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond and a former UVA historian and dean, as the "history guys," and their on-air patter might beg comparisons with Click and Clack of NPR’s Car Talk.

Summer 2008

Verbatim

Verbatim

"Orbiting the earth, as thrilling as it is, is not exploring space."

Summer 2008

Carnival Atmosphere

Carnival Atmosphere

A photographer's inside look at Cape Town minstrels

Since 2006, John Mason has been using his skills with a camera to capture the spirit and color of Carnival in Cape Town.

Summer 2008

Overfertilized

Overfertilized

Professor's research tracks environmental threat

Galloway’s work earned him the 2008 Tyler Environmental Prize, which is administered by the University of Southern California and is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the fields of environmental science, energy and environmental health.

Summer 2008

Body of Work

Body of Work

Ethan Saliba (Grad ’86, ’92) knows pain

Athletic trainer Ethan Saliba (Grad '86, '97) discusses advances in sports medicine and how to put together an effective (and safe) exercise program.

Summer 2008

A Career in Caring

A Career in Caring

After guiding Nursing School to prominence, Lancaster takes on one more challenge

Lancaster will step down in August as dean of the UVA School of Nursing. She has held the position since 1989, making her the longest tenured dean on Grounds.

Summer 2008

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Highlights

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

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