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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

Flight Pattern

Flight Pattern

Lt. Page Felini (Engr ’00) breaks barriers as Navy pilot

Lt. Page Felini (Engr '00) breaks barriers—sound and gender—as a Navy demonstration pilot

March 17, 2009

Our Miss America

Our Miss America

Leigh-Taylor Smith (Col ’07) crowned in Miss America Pageant

Leigh-Taylor Smith (Col '07) crowned in Miss America Pageant

March 17, 2009

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

The call of the wild beckons in many ways

A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.

Spring 2009

Shedding Light on a Shadowy Figure

Shedding Light on a Shadowy Figure

Though mystery lingers, library exhibit brings Poe's legacy into sharp focus

Who was Edgar Allan Poe? An upcoming exhibition explores the author’s life and dispels many of the lurid myths about the American man of letters educated at UVA.

Spring 2009

A Million Stories to Tell

A Million Stories to Tell

Service in Iraq motivates veteran to study Arabic, pursue journalism

I moved to Egypt in August to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo. I came by way of UVA, but more by way of Iraq, a place I’ve never left far behind. I was a soldier there from 2004 to 2005, and I feel compelled to re-engage the Middle East on civilian terms.

Spring 2009

Making a Nation Safe

Making a Nation Safe

Janet Napolitano (Law ’83) brings “no-nonsense” reputation to new role

Spring 2009

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