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Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

E-School helps ideas get to marketplace

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.

Fall 2018

Intersecting Disciplines

Intersecting Disciplines

An innovative undergraduate curriculum completes its first year

Forget everything you know about required classes. The College rethinks curriculum.

Summer 2018

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

Which majors are hotter than others, going back 20-plus years

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.

April 16, 2018

News Briefs

News Briefs

Spring 2018

Catch up on some of the news from around the University.

Spring 2018

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

High alert and low voices: how the UVA E.R. braced for Aug. 12

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.

Winter 2017

When Speech Meets Hate

When Speech Meets Hate

A UVA legal expert offers a First Amendment analysis of the summer’s violent rallies. Along the way, he expresses some views of his own.

The First Amendment was a major player in the events of August 11/12. A UVA legal expert shows how, and also asks some whys.

Winter 2017

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

In University lab, engineers teach autonomous vehicles to navigate an unpredictable world

Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.

Winter 2017

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

Training the next generation to think outside of their disciplines is a goal of the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute and the Environmental Resilience Institute.

Fall 2017

North of Eden

North of Eden

How North Grounds pays homage to Jefferson’s vision, but at a distance

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Summer 2017

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

Faulkner, Revisited

Faulkner, Revisited

Exhaustive exhibit at UVA shows the full life of the Southern author

A new exhibit, located in the main gallery of UVA’s Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, marks the 60th anniversary of William Faulkner’s arrival on Grounds.

Summer 2017

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

The $112 million partnership with Inova health systems will introduce a medical school campus in Fairfax County that features a state-of-the-art human genomics program.

Spring 2017

UVA in the Rankings

UVA in the Rankings

How the University of Virginia stacked up in annual rankings of top colleges and universities

See where UVA ranks among the top colleges and universities in the country, according to US News & World Report, Business Insider, Princeton Review and The Economist.

Winter 2016

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

The Defense Rests

The Defense Rests

Leaving a career of standing alongside the indigent

James Hingeley, UVA Law School alum, retired this August after 25 years in public service. Here’s why he turned aside from his many opportunities at major NYC law firms.

Fall 2016

Change of Course

Change of Course

College experiments with major curriculum reform

Next year’s entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect.

Fall 2016

UVA Establishes Brain Institute

UVA Establishes Brain Institute

The University is taking another step toward a better understanding of the brain through its newest initiative: the UVA Brain Institute. Here’s what they hope to accomplish through cross-Grounds collaboration in the field of neuroscience.

Fall 2016

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Many readers sent in feedback to the summer cover story “Modern Honor.” A selection of letter excerpts appear, along with a letter from the Editor on the Honor System piece.

Fall 2016

Putting Heads Together

Putting Heads Together

The newly-formed UVA Brain Institute aims to develop more effective treatments for brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

Fall 2016

Time Capsule

Time Capsule

100 Years of Engineering at UVA

Over the last 100 years, UVA engineering students have traded drafting tables and wood shops for modeling software, 3-D printers and flight simulators. See what the future holds for engineering on Grounds.

Summer 2016

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