Topic: Students

A Run to Remember

A Run to Remember

Beijing native bears Olympic torch in China

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.

Winter 2008

Catching Up on Getting In

Catching Up on Getting In

UVA’s first year without early admission

In the first admission cycle since the University eliminated its binding early-decision program, the staff of the Office of Admission received a pleasant surprise.

Winter 2008

The Caretaker of No. 13

The Caretaker of No. 13

Student fulfills charge of Raven Society

In the 101 years since UVA President Edwin A. Alderman charged the Raven Society with the upkeep of the Edgar Allan Poe Room, a Raven Society member has swept its wooden floors and dusted its antique furniture.

Winter 2008

Bookmarked: A Sampler of UVA Blogs

Bookmarked: A Sampler of UVA Blogs

UVA Today Blog http://uvatoday.org/blog A lively look at what’s going on around the University, drawn from UVA news sources and the mainstream...

Winter 2008

Picture This

Picture This

The Virginia Magazine Photo Contest

The contest sought photographs that captured the spirit of the University. Pictures from alumni, faculty and students rolled in, and the judges have picked the best of the bunch.

Winter 2008

Green Thumbs Up

Green Thumbs Up

University making strides in sustainability

It’s not easy being green, but UVA is getting higher marks for its environmentally friendly programs.

Winter 2008

Winning Palette

Winning Palette

Student's eye for color earns prize

Alli McKee (Col '09) wins the Alumni Association's 2009 art prize.

Winter 2008

Troubling Signs

Troubling Signs

Protests lead to repeal of policy

A short-lived ban on signs at Scott Stadium this fall raised the hackles of fans—particularly among students—and drew darts from pundits across the nation.

Winter 2008

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

Navigating the carnival-like atmosphere of the Student Activities Fair is an annual rite of passage for newly arrived first years.

Winter 2008

Admission FAQs

Admission FAQs

Does my child need to be the president of the class, play three varsity sports, walk dogs at the SPCA and spend part of her summer at a leadership conference in Amsterdam to be competitive at UVA?

Winter 2008

Welcome Wagon

Welcome Wagon

UVaExpress provides bus rides, greetings for international students

The bus ride from Dulles to Charlottesville helps with that adjustment, giving students a chance to bond and ask questions. “One girl was very interested in seeing cows,” Kirtland says. “Another was surprised at the number of churches.”

Winter 2008

Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

Kellogg House signals next wave of first-year residence halls

Residents call it "the O-Hilton." It’s still dormitory-style housing, but given its many amenities and commanding views of Grounds, the new $18.8 million Kellogg House feels more like a hotel, according to its denizens.

Winter 2008

Learning the Ropes—and Stairs

Learning the Ropes—and Stairs

Orientation helps first years air anxieties, build sense of community

First-year orientation helps air anxieties, build sense of community.

Fall 2008

The Power of Rice

The Power of Rice

Darden students develop energy source

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.

Fall 2008

Chinese Spoken Here

Chinese Spoken Here

A first at the Curry School

While Elizabeth Wesner was filling out her application to the Curry School of Education in 2004, she felt like something was missing. When asked to indicate which language she wanted to be certified to teach, she created her own box and wrote "Chinese."

Fall 2008

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Highlights

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.

Water for the World

Water for the World

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.