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Verbatim

Verbatim

“Streakers are ubiquitous. There was a period last spring when I would snap awake every night at 2:20 a.m. The bars would close at 2,...

Fall 2007

Missed Fortune

Missed Fortune

An experiment in risk and randomness ended badly for first-year Darden student Hideki Inoue. Identified as Darden’s “luckiest student” through a series of random drawings,...

Summer 2007

Verbatim

Verbatim

“Here at UVA it makes us forget our rivalry with Virginia Tech and instead we join with them in tears and prayer.”

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Summer 2007

History of Giving

History of Giving

The Next Five Largest Single Gifts to the University

$100 million from Frank Batten Sr. Read article here »

$64 million from David A. Harrison III (2002) The late David A. Harrison III (College ’39, Law ...

Summer 2007

United in Grief

United in Grief

The morning after a Virginia Tech student shot and killed 32 fellow students and faculty on April 16, the Virginia state flag flies at half mast in front of...

Summer 2007

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

The Tragedy at Virginia Tech

April 16, 2007 Adapted from a message sent by President Casteen to members of the University community The shootings this morning at Virginia Tech...

Summer 2007

An Eye to the Future

An Eye to the Future

Summertime in Charlottesville this year will be a respite between semesters and also a time of hard work as we continue a significant planning project that has to do...

Summer 2007

Biking to Uganda

Biking to Uganda

During the first week of April, students on stationary bikes pedaled the equivalent of more than 7,300 miles—the approximate distance between Charlottesville and Kampala, Uganda. With the help...

Summer 2007

Bald is Beautiful

Bald is Beautiful

Students shorn for a good cause

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally observed by the wearing of the green. But St. Baldrick’s Day, celebrated at the University of Virginia on March 23, requires...

Summer 2007

News Briefs

News Briefs

Honored

Renowned economist and former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, visionary architect Zaha Hadid and pioneering international relations attorney and educator Anne-Marie Slaughter were the recipients of the 2007 Thomas...

Summer 2007

Main Plans and Rain Plans

Main Plans and Rain Plans

Each year a new puzzle for graduation planner

The University has held 177 graduations, so how hard could it be to plan the 178th? Can’t the old plans be dusted off? Round up the usual suspects,...

Summer 2007

Granting Excellence

Granting Excellence

Fund helps future nurses, doctors and lawyers pursue public good

Nursing and medical students working to prevent the spread of AIDS in southern Africa are among the beneficiaries of grants totaling $325,000 that the Jefferson Trust announced April 13, Thomas Jefferson...

Summer 2007

Next Chapters

Next Chapters

The final days of the fall semester and the early part of the holiday break saw the resignations of two of our most visible and productive academic leaders. Ed...

Spring 2007

Research Party

Research Party

More students are pursuing knowledge outside the lecture hall

Perhaps it represents a revival of intellectual curiosity, or, more cynically, a fine way to burnish one’s grad-school credentials. Whatever the motivation, increasing numbers of UVA undergraduates...

Spring 2007

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Highlights

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

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.

The Exit Interview

The Exit Interview

Teresa A. Sullivan talks with us about her presidency with characteristic grit and grace.