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Required Reading: John Portmann

Required Reading: John Portmann

An assistant professor of religious studies, John Portmann (Grad ’95) most recently authored A History of Sin. His other books include Bad For Us: The Lure of Self-Harm and...

Winter 2007

Rail to Rail

Rail to Rail

Traveling art exhibit unpacks history

The Whitelaw Hotel in Washington, D.C., was once a luxury hotel that served black travelers, from Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway to Pullman porters. Often referred to as...

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 Right Hook

The Right Hook

Putting the splash back into fishing

Jamie Howard (Col '90) uses techniques culled from television sports coverage to bring excitement to fishing films.

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Sex and the Female Mind

Why are so many women dissatisfied?

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

Rocking the Troops

Rocking the Troops

Band hits high notes on Asian tour

Sons of Bill have adventures and misadventures during their July 2007 tour of Asia.

September 1, 2007

New & Notable

New & Notable

Health Care Half Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality Arthur Garson Jr. (faculty) and Carolyn L. Englehard (Grad ’88, faculty) Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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Fall 2007

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Required Reading: Lisa Russ Spaar

Lisa Russ Spaar (Col ’78, Grad ’82) is a poet and UVA professor of creative writing. Her upcoming books are Satin Cash: Poems and All That Mighty Heart: London...

Fall 2007

A Well-Lit Space

A Well-Lit Space

Live theater in small-town Virginia

Nestled between sloping mountainsides and tree-lined fields, the Earl Hamner Theater is about as off Broadway as you can go. A sheet of paper taped to the front door...

Fall 2007

Musicians Without Borders

Musicians Without Borders

Arab-Appalachian, anyone?

Lassaad Hosni looks up from his brie plate with a scowl, insisting that cheese should be salty. Brennan Gilmore (Col ’01) urges him in fluid French to give the...

Fall 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

Sounding Off

Sounding Off

The Virginia Center for Computer Music is Making Noise

A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.

Summer 2007

New & Notable

New & Notable

The Explorer King: Adventure, Science, and the Great Diamond Hoax—Clarence King in the Old West Robert Wilson (Grad ’77) Scribner A sort of Howard Hughes...

Summer 2007

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From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

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