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Miniature Literature

Miniature Literature

The Small Library's big collection of little books

The Miniature Book Society defines a miniature book as any book less than three inches on each side. Historically, such tiny books served a purpose.

Winter 2008

News Briefs

News Briefs

Ruffin Ready

Just a few days before the start of the fall semester, Ruffin Hall, the new home of the McIntire Department of Art’s studio art program,...

Winter 2008

Picture This

Picture This

The Virginia Magazine Photo Contest

The contest sought photographs that captured the spirit of the University. Pictures from alumni, faculty and students rolled in, and the judges have picked the best of the bunch.

Winter 2008

Winning Palette

Winning Palette

Student's eye for color earns prize

Alli McKee (Col '09) wins the Alumni Association's 2009 art prize.

Winter 2008

Q&A

Q&A

Literary Tribute: Rita Dove

In September, the Library of Virginia honored Dove—whose distinctions range from receiving a Pulitzer Prize to being the former Poet Laureate of Virginia and the United States—with a lifetime achievement award.

Winter 2008

Surviving the Odds

Surviving the Odds

In a new film, Tim Cauley (Col ’87) shares his struggle with a life-threatening disease

With each little ritual of college life that Tim Cauley performed, he was defying the odds. Cauley has cystic fibrosis, and when he was a UVA undergraduate the average life expectancy for someone with his disease was about 14 years.

September 1, 2008

Required Reading: Marcia Day Childress

Required Reading: Marcia Day Childress

Marcia Day Childress is an associate professor of medical education and director of programs in humanities for the UVA School of Medicine’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and...

Fall 2008

Comic Wizard

Comic Wizard

Adam Beranek's breakout graphic novel

He points out the stigma attached to comic books—that it’s for geeky kids with Coke-bottle glasses and pocket protectors—is out the window.

Fall 2008

A Long Paper Trail

A Long Paper Trail

UVA Library acquires the papers of poet Anne Spencer

A 40-year effort by UVA to acquire the papers of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer finally met with success in June.

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

The University and the Civil War

The University and the Civil War

New book offers a fictional account grounded in fact

Nick Taylor’s debut novel, The Disagreement, is set at the University’s Medical School during the tumult of the Civil War.

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

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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.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

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

Welcome, Class of 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022

More than 3,800 first-years will join the Wahoo family this fall. Dig into some of the numbers that shape the Class of 2022.

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.