Topic: College of Arts & Sciences

Leaps and Bounds

Leaps and Bounds

The College of Arts & Sciences plans for big growth

In the very near future, the University will feel the impact of two forces—significantly more students and more departures by existing faculty who are reaching retirement age.<...

Spring 2012

Following the Flow

Following the Flow

UVA scientists and educators assess and improve water quality

Suzanne Maben, gray-green waders hugging her legs, forges into the middle of Paine Run and, like a nurse monitoring a patient, records the vital signs of...

Winter 2011

How Much—or Little—Do College Students Learn?

How Much—or Little—Do College Students Learn?

New book uses data to argue that many students learn little due to lack of rigor

In President Obama’s first speech to Congress, he said, “By 2020, American will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” In...

Fall 2011

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Milk of Life

Babies who are breastfed are 60 to 70 percent less likely to die of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, according to a new analysis of past studies...

Fall 2011

Raising Children

Raising Children

UVA professors share advice about the hardest job in the world

UVA professors share parenting advice backed up by research.

Fall 2011

News Briefs

News Briefs

Bang for the Buck

The University retained its No. 3 ranking for the fifth time in six years in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine’s “100 Best Values...

Spring 2011

The Trouble with Civilization

The Trouble with Civilization

Ancient cities reveal the vulnerabilities of modern societies

Civilizations rise and fall. Why do they disintegrate? Is it better to live a "civilized" life?

Fall 2010

Making Sense of Business

Making Sense of Business

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) ascends to job as anchor at Bloomberg Television

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) combines a passion for international affairs with a journalist’s insight at Bloomberg Television.

Spring 2010

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Former professor’s vision inspires designers from Culbreth to Broadway

Admire rare and beautiful items of clothing from the 1790s to the 1950s that are held in the Collection of Historic Dress.

Spring 2010

Ultra Dedicated

Ultra Dedicated

Meeting the challenges of long-distance running

Meet two women who run 100 mile races across treacherous terrain and through bad weather; they run ultramarathons with apt names such as Hellgate.

Spring 2010

Sports Shorts

Sports Shorts

Gold and Silver

Ryan Zimmerman (Col ’06), former UVA third baseman, received two major awards for his outstanding play last season with the Washington Nationals. On Nov. 11, he snagged...

Spring 2010

A Run to Remember

A Run to Remember

Thomas Jones keeps NFL rushing gains in perspective

Thomas Jones knows that playing in the NFL takes a certain attitude. Preparation for each game is so compressed that it requires forgetting about what just happened on the...

Spring 2010

High Expectations

High Expectations

After historic year, baseball team enters season with heart of roster—and values—intact

UVA baseball coach Brian O'Connor talks about last year's spectacular season and his aspirations for this year's College World Series.

Spring 2010

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

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Spring 2010

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Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is paying homage to world-famous art dealer Samuel Kootz (Law 1921) in an exhibition called “Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966,” which examines the role he played in the establishment of modern American art.