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Picture This

Picture This

The Virginia Magazine Photo Contest

The contest sought photographs that captured the spirit of the University. Pictures from alumni, faculty and students rolled in, and the judges have picked the best of the bunch.

Winter 2008

Winning Palette

Winning Palette

Student's eye for color earns prize

Alli McKee (Col '09) wins the Alumni Association's 2009 art prize.

Winter 2008

The Times, They Are A-Changin'

The Times, They Are A-Changin’

Flextime, telecommuting gain popularity

Businesses are examining innovative ways to increase production and satisfy employees.

Winter 2008

Crossing the Aisle

Crossing the Aisle

Background as a journalist helps effort to untangle political gridlock

Virginia was a smaller state in 1968, and its politics had been one-party Democratic for the previous swath of the 20th century.

Fall 2008

Saluting Achievement

Saluting Achievement

Annual ceremony honors award-winning students, faculty, alumni and staff

Fall 2008

Admission FAQs

Admission FAQs

How does the University regard transfer students, particularly those from community colleges?

Fall 2008

Comic Wizard

Comic Wizard

Adam Beranek's breakout graphic novel

He points out the stigma attached to comic books—that it’s for geeky kids with Coke-bottle glasses and pocket protectors—is out the window.

Fall 2008

Mom's the Word

Mom’s the Word

A magazine devoted to mothers attracts a strong following

They just felt compelled to create a magazine that, as thinking mothers, they would want to read.

Fall 2008

Basketball Beats Ballet

Basketball Beats Ballet

Ryan honored for wins, inspiring confidence

The world of ballet might be a better place if Debbie Ryan (Grad ’77) had made a different choice as a child, but the world of basketball would be poorer.

Fall 2008

A Tackle to Remember

A Tackle to Remember

Dombrowski earns spot in College Football Hall of Fame

Dombrowski also became pretty good at football. He played a central role in UVA’s success in the 1980s, including Virginia’s first bowl game, a 27-24 victory over Purdue in the 1984 Peach Bowl.

Fall 2008

The University and the Civil War

The University and the Civil War

New book offers a fictional account grounded in fact

Nick Taylor’s debut novel, The Disagreement, is set at the University’s Medical School during the tumult of the Civil War.

Fall 2008

The Vanished Prince

The Vanished Prince

In the footsteps of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Howard Scherry’s life direction was determined early on, when as a student he encountered the words of the legendary aviator and author.

Fall 2008

Bringing Ideas Together

Bringing Ideas Together

Jefferson Scholars' center will provide common ground for various disciplines

The center, located on two acres on Maury Avenue, is scheduled for completion by the beginning of the 2009 fall semester.

Summer 2008

Windows on the World

Windows on the World

The International Media Wall displays news, sports and cultural programs from other countries on four screens in Alderman Library.

Summer 2008

An Olympic First

An Olympic First

Steeplechase runner has chance at historic event in Beijing

Cromer (Col ’02, Grad ’03) was an All-American at UVA, and visions of standing on the winners’ podium at the Olympics bring a smile to her face.

Summer 2008

Giving Back with Sacks

Giving Back with Sacks

Patrick Kerney (Col ’99) keeps brother's memory alive through fund

Patrick Kerney has a job with a simple description—get the quarterback.

Summer 2008

Puzzling Appearance

Puzzling Appearance

Will Shortz (Law ’77) keeps them guessing

The author and editor of more than 150 books, founder of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament and subject of the 2006 documentary Wordplay, Shortz returned to Grounds on April 3 to deliver a lecture and challenge his audience with puzzles.

Summer 2008

Heating Up

Heating Up

Sparky's Flaw on the rise, on the road

Sparky’s Flaw is a classic story of a high school garage band made good, and is as homegrown as they come.

Summer 2008

Return on Investment

Return on Investment

Gustafson this year's Distinguished Alumna

Gustafson has used her skills in making a living as an investor to give back to the University, and for her contributions the UVA Women’s Center selected her for its 2008 Distinguished Alumna Award.

Summer 2008

Cuba from the Bottom Up

Cuba from the Bottom Up

After Fidel, life's little struggles go on

Nowhere has news of what was, by all accounts, one of the most anticipated transitions of power been received with more yawning than in Cuba itself.

Summer 2008

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