The World of Dante

The World of Dante

Created by Italian professor Deborah Parker while a fellow with the University’s Institute for Advanced Technologies in the Humanities, this Web site brings Dante Alighieri’s ...

Winter 2006

Tempest in an Ink Well

Tempest in an Ink Well

Cavalier Daily cartoons create a stir

Comics in the 'Cavalier Daily' lead to a national controversy and questions about free speech.

Winter 2006

Khatami Visits Grounds

Khatami Visits Grounds

Under tight security, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, the first high-ranking Iranian official to visit the United States in 30 years, delivered remarks at the Rotunda on Sept. 7.

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Winter 2006

Early No More

Early No More

Officials cite inequities in early decision policy

The University ends its early-decision program on the basis of evidence that the program is in conflict with efforts to make a UVA education accessible to low-income students.

Winter 2006

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Origins of Life, Revisited

The letter against intelligent design [in reference to “Ultimate Questions,” Summer 2006] signed by 49 UVA science faculty is revealing: not only do...

Winter 2006

Into Africa

Into Africa

Lessons in cultural immersion

Seduced long ago by a lion's roar, environmental sciences professor Bob Swap introduces a new generation of students to a complex and changing Africa.

Winter 2006

Shades of Blue and Gray

Shades of Blue and Gray

The Civil War in art and film

Civil War scholar Gary Gallagher surveys the visual arts to show how attitudes toward the war continue to change.

Fall 2006

College Bound and Determined

College Bound and Determined

Finding balance in the admission process

UVA's admission deans clear away some of the misinformation and media hype that surround the process of getting into a selective university.

Fall 2006

After the Storm

After the Storm

Documenting the damage of hurricanes Katrina and Rita

After hurricanes ravaged an already fragile Gulf Coast, documentary filmmaker Christina Melton set out to tell the story from the viewpoint of those most affected.

Fall 2006

Clock Work

Clock Work

Exploring the essence of time

From atomic clocks to circadian rhythms, time is relative. Authorities across a range of disciplines explain how they measure its passage.

Fall 2006

Aiming High

Aiming High

Campaign chair Gordon Rainey on the University's $3 billion future

Excellence comes with a price: in the University's case, $3 billion. The chairman of the capital campaign explains what it's all about.

Fall 2006

The Art of Giving It Away

The Art of Giving It Away

Metal worker Gary Rosenthal trades profits for mitzvot

A leading designer and purveyor of Judaica, this Darden grad follows an equally creative business plan.

Summer 2006

The Master Builder

The Master Builder

Completion of the John Paul Jones Arena caps Dick Laurance's remarkable career

For the past 18 years, this construction wizard has steered UVA's highest-profile projects on time and on budget, smiling all the way.

Summer 2006

The Cerenkov Blue

The Cerenkov Blue

When UVA went nuclear

In 1960, UVA was on the vanguard of the emerging field of nuclear energy. Then came Three Mile Island.

Summer 2006

Queen of Slag

Queen of Slag

Transforming Industrial Wastelands

Hailed as the toxic beauty queen of brownfield remediation, landscape architect Julie Bargmann is helping to regenerate forsaken sites and bring them back into the community fold.

Summer 2006

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Highlights

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.