Topic: University News

Subtopics:   Bicentennial Budget Philanthropy Rankings
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

Virginia: Cradle of Presidents (and Chancellors)

Virginia: Cradle of Presidents (and Chancellors)

Homegrown scholars to lead University of Richmond, UCLA

Call it the American Dream, academia-style. Gene D. Block arrived on Grounds as an assistant professor of biology in 1978; two years later, Edward L. Ayers joined the history department....

Spring 2007

Going on Record

Going on Record

Black leaders reveal stories behind their rise

Phyllis Leffler’s cozy office is well off the beaten path, tucked under a stairway in Hotel F of the East Range. There, she toils quietly on a...

Spring 2007

News Briefs

News Briefs

Rankings Roundup

Watching rankings of all sorts has become a national pastime. Here are a few that spotlight UVA.

For the 13th straight year, UVA’s black-student...

Spring 2007

Qualified Support

Qualified Support

What faculty think of the Honor System

When cheating is observed, what do teaching faculty at the University do about it? The answer is far from unanimous. In a recent survey of faculty, only 27.6 percent said...

Spring 2007

Home-Grown Tradition

Home-Grown Tradition

UVaClubs gear up for Cavaliers Care

Traditions are revered at UVA, and one of the best to emerge in recent years has been Cavaliers Care.

Initially established through the efforts of the Alumni...

Spring 2007

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Highlights

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.

Tom the Builder

Tom the Builder

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.

Greeks Bearing Gifts

Greeks Bearing Gifts

From scholarships to Rotunda restoration, Greek organizations are giving back and standing out in a big way.

The Whole Package

The Whole Package

The Cavaliers have proven consistent throughout the season, even without an all-star, and they hope their versatility holds up in the tournaments.