Topic: Politics

War Stories

War Stories

Generations of alumni reflect on military life

Generations of alumni reflect on military life over the past century, sharing stories of world wars and major American operations in Asia and the Middle East.

Spring 2013

The Dilemma of U.S.-Iran Relations

The Dilemma of U.S.-Iran Relations

Reflections on a life's work

Iran is my birth land; UVA, my intellectual home for 60 years. Here, I've tried to advance understanding of Iran's foreign policy.

Fall 2012

The Marriage Crisis

The Marriage Crisis

How marriage has changed in the last 50 years and why it continues to decline

UVA researchers explore the ways that marriage has changed and look toward the future of the institution.

Summer 2012

State Court Guards UVA Climate Scientist and Research

State Court Guards UVA Climate Scientist and Research

Nearly two years after Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Engr '91) expressed suspicions of fraud concerning climate research conducted at UVA, the Virginia State Supreme Court ruled that Cuccinelli's...

Summer 2012

Student Firefighter Spearheads 9/11 Memorial

Student Firefighter Spearheads 9/11 Memorial

Newcomb Hall is now home to a permanent 9/11 memorial, which includes a piece of steel from one of the World Trade Center towers destroyed by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, and...

Summer 2012

A Conversation With Julian Bond

A Conversation With Julian Bond

One of the nation’s preeminent civil rights leaders retires from UVA

A former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Julian Bond played a critical role in the civil rights movement alongside visionary leaders like Dr....

Summer 2012

Stephen Colbert’s “Wahoowa”

Stephen Colbert’s “Wahoowa”

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Satirist Stephen Colbert during an interview on The Colbert Report with Richard Hersh, co-author of We’re Losing Our Minds: Rethinking American Higher Education. Colbert was...

April 17, 2012

A New Kind of Leader

A New Kind of Leader

Batten School takes hands-on approach to develop ‘challengers of the status quo’

The Batten School was created to develop 'challengers of the status quo.'

Spring 2012

Women at War

Women at War

Law students push Pentagon to allow female combat roles

When her husband was killed by British fire in a 1776 Revolutionary War battle, Margaret Corbin reputedly took his place behind a cannon and returned fire. Wounded in battle, the...

Spring 2012

Required Reading

Required Reading

Creative writing professor Ann Beattie recently published Mrs. Nixon: A Novelist Imagines a Life, an exploration of the elusive first lady, Pat Nixon.

You’ve been...

Winter 2011

Standing Guard

Standing Guard

How UVA helps protect America

How UVA helps protect America by shaping the soldiers, law enforcement officers, policymakers and scientists of tomorrow.

Winter 2011

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Time Bomb

I was delighted to find in the Fall 2011 issue the admirable account of the debt troubles caused by Uncle Sam’s fiscal recklessness (“Our National ...

Winter 2011

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

Sowing the Seeds of Peace

Diplomat Judith Raine Baroody (Grad ’85) brings together divided Cypriots

Diplomats in blue jeans, we gazed up anxiously at the September skies of Cyprus as we assembled chairs and sound equipment for the festival to bring together Greek- and...

August 26, 2011

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Highlights

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

’Hoo Are You?

’Hoo Are You?

The University of Virginia has more than 230,000 living alumni. Take a look at how alumni demographics have changed over the past six decades, as well as where alumni live and what they do professionally.