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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

We Come from Old Virginia

We Come from Old Virginia

Faculty members look back on their years at UVA and give advice for the future

Eight longstanding faculty members look back on their years at the University.

November 14, 2014

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers share their thoughts about recent articles and events

Readers share their thoughts about recent articles and events.

Winter 2014

Look Ma, No Batteries

Look Ma, No Batteries

A UVA professor and his team of students are powering the Internet of Things

By combining the capabilities of the Internet, an expanding wireless network and ever-shrinking electronic devices, the Internet of Things is connecting devices and people in ways that could change our lives.

October 21, 2014

New & Notable

New & Notable

Nine new books from UVA alumni

The hidden life of flowers; the man who revolutionized the Internet; a young sea turtle's journey; and more.

Fall 2014

The Science of Data

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Fall 2014

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

The Voice of His Generation

The Voice of His Generation

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian fights for a free and open Internet

Since launching Reddit.com with his dorm mate Steve Huffman (Engr ’05), Alexis Ohanian (Com ’05) has emerged as the face and voice against government restrictions on the Internet.

Fall 2014

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Scaling Up

Scaling Up

A law school climb to Everest base camp could set a new baseline in global learning.