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The Kennedys at Virginia

The Kennedys at Virginia

In March 1958, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and his brothers Robert and Ted attended Law Day at UVA.

Winter 2009

Couture Construction

Couture Construction

Two alumnae, an urban planner and an artchitect, formed Chromat Garments. They make fashion that borrows heavily from architecture.

Winter 2009

Saving Green

Saving Green

Rethinking energy use

During the month of August, it cost $21,769.85 just to cool Newcomb Hall. The University is making eye-opening numbers like these available on its online “Building Dashboard,” which displays energy use in Newcomb Hall.

Winter 2009

Terrorism on Trial

Terrorism on Trial

Lawyer represents defendants in U.S. and at Guantanamo

Over the last year, Edward B. MacMahon Jr. (Col ’82) has been working as a defense attorney in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Winter 2009

Sharing a Vision

Sharing a Vision

Art contest winner moved by Rotunda

Jennifer Tsai was so moved by the beauty and symbolism of the Rotunda, she knew it would be hard to leave when she graduated

Winter 2009

China Connection

China Connection

Ties with Asian giant blossom with efforts by students and alumni

A collaborative effort is strengthening Chinese connections among UVA alumni, students and officials.

Winter 2009

Confidence Game

Confidence Game

Neuhauser focuses on birdies, not butterflies

Whitney Neuhauser stood over her second shot in a playoff for the state championship and committed the golfer’s ultimate sin. She doubted.

Winter 2009

Space-Age Eraser

Space-Age Eraser

Laser used to clean capitals

Conservators used a laser to clean 180 years of grime from the column capitals of Pavilion II.

Winter 2009

Breaking Through, Looking Back

Breaking Through, Looking Back

Alumni celebrate historic achievements

More than two dozen alumni recently returned to Grounds to commemorate their role in desegregating the University of Virginia during the 1950s and ’60s.

Winter 2009

Desegregating UVA

Desegregating UVA

Alumni reflect on groundbreaking era

Alumni reflect on a groundbreaking era that began with Gregory Swanson, UVA’s first black student, in 1950.

October 12, 2009

Who makes the TV shows you love?

Who makes the TV shows you love?

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen.

October 9, 2009

¿Habla Español?

¿Habla Español?

Alumnus delivers historic announcement

Dan Restrepo (Col '93) is first to speak Spanish during a White House press briefing.

September 14, 2009

Meals—and Art—on Wheels

Meals—and Art—on Wheels

Artists use bio-fuel bus to deliver message about food and sustainability

Artists use bio-fuel bus to deliver message about food and sustainability

September 14, 2009

New & Notable

New & Notable

Fiction for young and old, the race for the White House, collegiate a cappella and the hurricane that devastated the Gulf of Mexico 150 years before Katrina.

Fall 2009

All Fired Up

All Fired Up

DJ Enferno joined Madonna on tour

Eric Jao worked as a network engineer while moonlighting at D.C.’s hottest clubs, until he was discovered by Madonna. Watch a video of him DJ.

Fall 2009

Every Picture Tells a Story

Every Picture Tells a Story

John Wright uses quiet approach to capture face of celebrity

Whether photographing Jessica Lange, Christopher Walken, Paul Newman or Al Pacino for Inside the Actors Studio or capturing Ella Fitzgerald performing at the Lincoln Center, Wright faces the challenge of reaching beyond a celebrity’s image and conveying a human being.

Fall 2009

Keeping it Reel

Keeping it Reel

Light House puts young people behind the lens

Young people are the largest consumers of digital media, films and TV. It’s a language they are taught to hear but not speak.

Fall 2009

Heroes of a New World Economy

Heroes of a New World Economy

Development up close and personal in Kenya

Imagine a global economy that provides people affordable goods and services that allow them to solve their own problems.

Fall 2009

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