Topic: Alumnae

Fortune Smiles on Alumna

Fortune Smiles on Alumna

In its Jan. 21 philanthropy-focused issue, Fortune magazine listed Jacqueline Novogratz (Col ’83) among those who “have the power, drive, and business acumen to really make a difference.”...

Spring 2008

Just Did It

Just Did It

How I created a new product

It all started because I couldn’t keep my shirt tucked in. Although my kids told me that the untucked look was stylish, I still wanted a little...

Winter 2007

Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Soccer ace uses sideline time to prepare for record-setting run

No athlete wants forced time off, but Shannon Foley (Col ’07) used a season on the sidelines to her advantage.

In 2006, she tore a ligament in her...

Winter 2007

Femme Fatale

Femme Fatale

Kirkwood can kill, but she also plans to heal

Vision. Maturity. Adaptability.

They all are at Sarah Kirkwood’s elbow when she cocks her arm to slam another kill shot at an opposing volleyball team.<...

Winter 2007

The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Tina Fey takes 30 Rock from underdog status to Emmy-winning series

When Tina Fey’s (Col ’92) maiden effort at a comedy series, 30 Rock, debuted last fall, people were soon talking about its demise. Sure, it attracted 5.4 million viewers...

Winter 2007

New & Notable

New & Notable

Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge: The Book of Mnemonic Devices Rod L. Evans (Grad ’81, ’87) The Penguin Group

For those in search of memory...

Winter 2007

The First Book

The First Book

We profile five emerging writers, all alumni of UVA’s creative writing program who are celebrating the recent publication of their first book.

UVA's creative writing program ranks in the top tier nationally. We profile five graduates of this esteemed program who are celebrating their publishing debuts.

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

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

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

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

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Highlights

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

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

Water for the World

Water for the World

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