A handful of my family and friends expressed concern over my decision to spend a year teaching in Bosnia...
I moved to Egypt in August to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo. I came by way of UVA, but more by way of Iraq, a place I’ve never left far behind. I was a soldier there from 2004 to 2005, and I feel compelled to re-engage the Middle East on civilian terms.
Val Ackerman’s trip to China for the 2008 Olympics will be memorable for several reasons.
For one, both the men’s and women’s...
The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake resulted in a human death toll of a quarter million people, but few animals perished. Drawing on his pioneering research about elephant behavior, Michael Garstang, an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at UVA, is on the hunt to find out why.
Thousands of my friends have asked me one question: How did I get that special honor as a torch bearer? That’s a long story to tell.
Though the launch of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was marked by a ding instead of a bang, the Large Hadron Collider still holds the promise of unlocking secrets about the essence of matter and insights into the Big Bang.
Becky Sauerbrunn (Col ’08) will remember her first international soccer match for all the right reasons—and one she’d just as soon forget.
In villages throughout India, huge piles of rice husks—a byproduct of rice milling—sit slowly rotting. Proving the old adage that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, two Darden students have started a business that uses these discarded but plentiful rice husks as fuel for two generators that are providing power to about 10,000 rural Indians.
Did you know Virginia was once believec to be only a 10-day march from the Sea of China? An exhibit at the Special Collections Library shows how views of North America evolved as navigation, printing and cartography advanced.
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.
Nowhere has news of what was, by all accounts, one of the most anticipated transitions of power been received with more yawning than in Cuba itself.
A grant from the Jefferson Trust yielded unexpected dividends for a project that’s addressing community health issues in Africa.
The trust, which is administered by...
African cowpea farmers have long known their worst enemy. They call it “witchweed,” a parasite so virulent that it threatens to decimate what is a food staple...
When Kenda Mutongi (Grad ’93, ’96), a history professor at Williams College, returned to her village in Kenya to organize the digging of a well, she met unexpected resistance.
This fall, UVA’s Miller Center of Public Affairs launches the National Discussion and Debate Series. The first event focuses on U.S. involvement in Iraq and...