Topic: Education and Learning

What’s the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

UVA research that could change the world

From superfast rocket engines to a book on common sense, here's a look at some UVA research that could change the world.

Summer 2013

The Ice Cream Lady

The Ice Cream Lady

A physical education teacher sells sweets on the side

Everyone knows that certain jingle you sometimes hear out in the front yard during the summer, the unmistakable sound of an ice cream truck rolling by. Soon, there&rsquo...

April 19, 2013

Remaking the University

Remaking the University

In the last issue of Virginia Magazine, I described the strategic planning process that was just beginning in Charlottesville. A few months later, we are seeing the first fruition...

Spring 2013

Rethinking the Way We Learn

Rethinking the Way We Learn

UVA psychologist debunks myths about how the brain works

Professor Daniel Willingham knows why students don't like school— it's all in how the brain works.

Spring 2013

JILL becomes OLLI

JILL becomes OLLI

Lifelong learning is still the focus

The name may be different, but the mission remains the same.

And online opportunities and a new partnership portend a bright future for the Osher Lifelong Learning...

Summer 2008

An Academical Vessel

An Academical Vessel

UVA reshapes Semester at Sea

“The sea is made up of drops of water. It is what each of us can do where we are.”

These words of Archbishop Desmond...

Spring 2008

How Safe Are Our Schools?

How Safe Are Our Schools?

Professor Dewey Cornell traces the roots of violence

When an act of school violence makes headlines, reporters and policy makers alike look to Dewey Cornell for answers. As a forensic clinical psychologist and a professor at UVA...

Spring 2008

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Study indicates Montessori might provide the best start

A Montessori education may give children better social and academic skills than those who attend traditional schools.

By the end of kindergarten, Montessori children outperformed their peers...

Spring 2007

Club Clemons

Club Clemons

Late on a cool night in mid-December, Ifechi N. Momah (Col ’08) hurries down McCormick Road. All is silent and empty on Grounds. Activity has ceased—no practices,...

Spring 2007

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Highlights

More than Money

More than Money

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund helps University-affiliated ideas grow until they are successful enough to attract other funding.

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.

Celebrating University Hall

Celebrating University Hall

U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.