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New & Notable

New & Notable

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Spring 2015

When Mem Rocked

When Mem Rocked

Members of last team to play in the iconic building recall those final years

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

Spring 2015

Ordinary Genius

Ordinary Genius

Henry Muhlbauer is majoring in engineering at UVA He is also 12 years old.

Twelve-year-old engineering student Henry Muhlbauer discusses his life on Grounds.

Spring 2015

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

News from the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra and Charlottesville's newest comics and art shop.

Spring 2015

The Faces of Ebola

The Faces of Ebola

Alumna journalist documents the human side of the disease

Alumna and journalist Carielle Doe has been documenting the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath in Liberia.

Spring 2015

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Nelson Saiers graduated with his doctorate in math at 23. Now he wants to use math to explain the world—through art.

Nelson Saiers wants to use his art—and math— to build awareness around issues he observed firsthand growing up in war-torn regions of the world.

Spring 2015

Sadness Like Moonshine

Sadness Like Moonshine

The Legacy of Breece D’J Pancake

Why has Breece D'J Pancake’s work seen a revival in recent years? Professor John Casey offers up a simple reason: “The stories are just so damn good.”

Spring 2015

Two Thumbs Up

Two Thumbs Up

UVA hand surgeon constructs two thumbs for a boy born without them

Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the UVA Hand Center changed his life.

Spring 2015

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Alumna works tirelessly to bring the names of Virginia’s slaves out from the shadows

Alumna searches for references to enslaved people to add them to “Unknown No Longer,” a public database of enslaved Virginians who appear in inventories, bills of sale, wills and other records.

Spring 2015

The Remedy

The Remedy

Alumna publishes memoir about surviving sexual assault

H. Marie Williams (Educ '06) recently published a memoir about overcoming the trauma of sexual assault. She talked to Virginia Magazine about The Remedy and her hopes for improving awareness about sexual assault survivors on Grounds.

February 12, 2015

The Doctor Will Hear You Now

The Doctor Will Hear You Now

Alumnus Kenneth Warren teaches digital storytelling to physicians

Kenneth Warren (Educ ’04, ’11) teaches digital storytelling to doctors who wish to become more reflective and think more creatively.

January 20, 2015

Podcast People

Podcast People

Alumna Lulu Miller is the cohost of NPR’s new show Invisibilia

Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

January 19, 2015

New & Notable

New & Notable

Eight new books from UVA alumni

Eight new books by UVA alumni

Winter 2014

Did You YAR?

Did You YAR?

Largest crowd ever attends Young Alumni Reunions

More than 3,300 people attended Young Alumni Reunions on the Saturday evening of Homecomings Weekend in October.

Winter 2014

Admiral of the Antarctic

Admiral of the Antarctic

Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd sought adventure wherever he went

Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at UVA.

Winter 2014

The People’s Historian

The People’s Historian

Alumna Libby O’Connell brings the past to life as The History Channel’s chief historian

As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O’Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

Winter 2014

Better, Stronger, Faster

Better, Stronger, Faster

UVA’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors

UVA’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

Winter 2014

One Last Twirl

One Last Twirl

The “Sabre Twins” have graduated and are moving on in separate directions. Almost.

Victoria (Col ’13) and Brittany Maiden (Col ’13), the so-called Sabre Twins, prepare for the twirling world championships.

Winter 2014

Book Traces

Book Traces

New digital project brings hidden messages in old books to light

UVA English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

Winter 2014

Before Batman

Before Batman

Alumnus Ben McKenzie stars in new television series Gotham.

Ben McKenzie (Col '01) stars as a young Commissioner Gordon in FOX's new television series Gotham.

Winter 2014

News Briefs

News Briefs

After 20 Years, a New General Counsel for UVA; UVA Provost to Lead Lehigh; Rankings Roundup; On the Money

Winter 2014

Paying Up for Pancakes

Paying Up for Pancakes

Resulting from an admission-essay promise, Pancakes for Parkinson’s is now the largest student-run fundraiser on Grounds

Students cooked up 10,000 pancakes at this year's annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast.

Winter 2014

Making the Case for College

Making the Case for College

A conversation with Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that UVA can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

Winter 2014

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