How Did We Get Here?

How Did We Get Here?

A quick guide to the health care debate

A “pocket guide” to why this debate is happening and what circumstances have propelled reform initiatives, as told by UVA faculty experts.

Winter 2009

Bringing the Hospital to the People

Bringing the Hospital to the People

800 medical professionals. 1,800 volunteers. 2,700 patients. 1 weekend of free health care.

Inside beige tents, medical staff from the University of Virginia provide free health care to anyone who comes to the Wise County Fairgrounds. Meet a few of the people who depend on the Remote Area Medical clinic for medical treatment, as well as those who volunteer their services.

Winter 2009

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A collection of University esoterica

Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a UVA alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

Winter 2009

Lunar Lunacy

Lunar Lunacy

Phil Plait battles ‘bad science’

Phil Plait (Grad ’90, ’94) has a simple lesson plan. Known Webwide as “The Bad Astronomer,” he wants to stop bad science, especially the spread of misinformation about all things celestial.

Winter 2009

Space Odyssey

Space Odyssey

Alumni who have “the right stuff”

Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the most recent shuttle flight, UVA alumni have journeyed beyond the earth's bounds to work—and walk—in space.

Winter 2009

Kathryn Thornton: Aiming for the Stars

Kathryn Thornton: Aiming for the Stars

Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the most recent shuttle flight, UVA alumni have journeyed beyond the earth's bounds to work—and walk—in space.

Winter 2009

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

Required Reading: R. Jahan Ramazani

Required Reading: R. Jahan Ramazani

Professor R. Jahan Ramazani (Col ’81), chair of the English department, edited the Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, co-edited the 20th-century volume of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and published a book of poetry.

Winter 2009

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Professor interprets autism with music

Michael Rasbury is a sound designer, a composer and a professor of drama at UVA, and he co-wrote a play inspired by his son, a musical about a boy with autism named Max.

Winter 2009

The Philosopher Mechanic

The Philosopher Mechanic

Reassessing the value of working with one’s hands

Crawford argues that physical labor that offers tangible results—a motorcycle that starts, a plumbing system that doesn’t leak—provides satisfaction, both intellectual and psychic, that office work often lacks.

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

Admission FAQs

Admission FAQs

How is the University using social media in its admission process?

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

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Highlights

Scaling Up

Scaling Up

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