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Playground Smack-down

Playground Smack-down

Chris Glasser wins 2009 four square world championship

When asked why he would pursue a sport like four square, Glasser is circumspect: “Why? Because it’s silly.”

July 14, 2009

Fighting Human Trafficking

Fighting Human Trafficking

Alumnae at the Polaris Project tackle modern slavery

When Andrea Austin learned about human trafficking, she refused to believe it. It seemed like something out of a far-fetched movie.

June 10, 2009

The World’s Hottest Nerd?

The World’s Hottest Nerd?

UVA neuroscientist becomes TV reality star

Colin Steers went from studying neurology to being cast as the “hot nerd” on this season’s Make Me a Supermodel.

June 10, 2009

Scaling Kilimanjaro

Scaling Kilimanjaro

An audio slideshow of Liz Freer's emotional journey to the top of Africa's tallest mountain

Audio Slideshow: Liz Freer (Col ’08) and her mother, Dr. Carol Freer (Grad ’86), climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for breast cancer research.

June 10, 2009

You Don't Say!

You Don’t Say!

A collection of quotations from some of the University’s most celebrated figures, compiled by Fred R. Shapiro, author of The Yale Book of Quotations.

Which well-known Mark Twain quote can be traced to Thomas Jefferson? What Tina Fey joke is often mistakenly attributed to a candidate for vice president?

Summer 2009

New & Notable: The Thomas Jefferson Edition

New & Notable: The Thomas Jefferson Edition

Jefferson inspires these authors to rethink American culture and to untangle the facts from the mythology surrounding one of our nation’s most influential figures.

Summer 2009

Scenes from an Inauguration

Scenes from an Inauguration

Patient people, poetric address part of historic ceremony

On the morning of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, I woke up next to Abraham Lincoln...

Summer 2009

Black Alumni Weekend

Black Alumni Weekend

Event draws record crowd

More than 1,200 members of the University community—alumni, faculty, students and friends—gathered in April for Black Alumni Weekend, making it the largest turnout in the event’s history.

Summer 2009

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

John Sinders chases racing dreams in Dubai

John Sinders owns Khaleji Motorsport, which competes in the branch of auto racing that features cars like Porsche and Ferrari, and gets behind the wheel himself.

Summer 2009

In a League of His Own

In a League of His Own

Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr. voted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

For his efforts over the years, Wilson has been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith. Wilson’s contributions ranged from lending the Oakland Raiders $400,000 in 1962 to being a key voice in negotiations to avoid a players’ strike in 1977.

Summer 2009

New Uniform, Familiar Role

New Uniform, Familiar Role

Angela Hucles still at the center of women's soccer

Angela Hucles made history at the University of Virginia, and she’s still making history as a professional.

Summer 2009

Honors

Honors

Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.

Summer 2009

Inside the Word

Inside the Word

Audio excerpts from the Virginia Festival of the Book, including novelists John Grisham, Mary Doria Russell and poet Debra Nystrom.

Summer 2009

Giving Us The Good Stuff

Giving Us The Good Stuff

Schuyler Fisk makes handmade folk-rock

Singer-songwriter Schuyler Fisk's (Col '06) debut album climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes folk charts.

Summer 2009

Making Movies

Making Movies

Alumni are making movies, short films, television shows and documentaries, from coast to coast.

Emerging talents in the entertainment industry reveal the grit and creativity behind the glamour.

Summer 2009

She Lives in Song

She Lives in Song

Rob Sheffield (Grad ’91) documents love and grieving in ‘Mix Tape’ book

After losing his wife, a grieving alumnus looked at his mixtape collection and saw a lifetime of love.

April 14, 2009

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