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New & Notable

New & Notable

Nine new books from UVA alumni

The hidden life of flowers; the man who revolutionized the Internet; a young sea turtle's journey; and more.

Fall 2014

Puzzle Master

Puzzle Master

Second-year student’s crosswords published in the New York Times

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

Fall 2014

The Tactile Library

The Tactile Library

Fine arts library creates a new collection of building and design materials

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of all...

Fall 2014

Ringing the Carillon

Ringing the Carillon

How the University Chapel bells keep chiming

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

Fall 2014

God Is in the Details

God Is in the Details

UVA instructor uncovers an overlooked facet of Jefferson statue

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Fall 2014

Southern Sensibility

Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright named U.S. Poet Laureate

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the UVA English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

Fall 2014

Unshackled

Unshackled

An alumnus describes his new book, influenced by his years working to integrate schools

J. Roy Vorhauer (Educ '67, '77) worked for 27 years as teacher, coach, principal, and professor, trying throughout his career to improve race relations in schools. At UVA he was...

June 17, 2014

Tales of Early America

Tales of Early America

History professors shed new light on country’s formative years

Two UVA history professors receive major accolades for their scholarship.

Summer 2014

New & Notable

New & Notable

Nine new books from UVA alumni

A short story collection, scholarship, memoirs and more.

Summer 2014

Alumni Filmmakers Dive Deep

Alumni Filmmakers Dive Deep

Dramatic short film by UVA alumni gains accolades at world premiere

"Waking Marshall Walker" made its world premiere at the Sonoma International Film Festival, where the short film's popularity earned it a third screening.

Summer 2014

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

Professor has written four murder mysteries under a pseudonym

Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 UVA students since 1967, all the while penning murder mysteries on the side.

Summer 2014

The Maestro

The Maestro

Philip Glass Visits UVA

From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.

Summer 2014

Songs In the Key of Life

Songs In the Key of Life

The No Tones are an a cappella group for students who can't sing

The group bills itself as “the premier, the first, the only a cappella group for the musically challenged."

Summer 2014

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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.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.