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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

Fuel for Thought

Fuel for Thought

Interdisciplinary teams investigate different types of alternative energy

Winter 2008

Miniature Literature

Miniature Literature

The Small Library's big collection of little books

The Miniature Book Society defines a miniature book as any book less than three inches on each side. Historically, such tiny books served a purpose.

Winter 2008

Tomorrow Takes Shape

Tomorrow Takes Shape

President Casteen discusses new deans and other administrators joining the University in 2008.

Fall 2008

A Long Paper Trail

A Long Paper Trail

UVA Library acquires the papers of poet Anne Spencer

A 40-year effort by UVA to acquire the papers of Harlem Renaissance poet Anne Spencer finally met with success in June.

Fall 2008

R&D In Brief

R&D In Brief

Hillary Bart-Smith works on an autonomous undersea vehicle based on manta rays, Laura Galloway analyzes the maternal effect in plants and more.

Fall 2008

Post-Combat Care

Post-Combat Care

Plastic surgery procedure has new applications

UVA plastic surgeon Adam Katz finds new applications for a fat grafting procedure.

Fall 2008

The Power of Rice

The Power of Rice

Darden students develop energy source

In villages throughout India, huge piles of rice husks—a byproduct of rice milling—sit slowly rotting. Proving the old adage that one man’s trash is another’s treasure, two Darden students have started a business that uses these discarded but plentiful rice husks as fuel for two generators that are providing power to about 10,000 rural Indians.

Fall 2008

Chinese Spoken Here

Chinese Spoken Here

A first at the Curry School

While Elizabeth Wesner was filling out her application to the Curry School of Education in 2004, she felt like something was missing. When asked to indicate which language she wanted to be certified to teach, she created her own box and wrote "Chinese."

Fall 2008

Q&A

Q&A

Ronald T. Wilcox

Darden professor and former economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Ronald T. Wilcox examines the causes and consequences of America’s aversion to saving

Fall 2008

Say Hello to the Future

Say Hello to the Future

New leaders begin work

A number of key leadership positions have been filled in recent months around Grounds. The following is a brief introduction to the people who will help guide the University in coming years.

Fall 2008

New World Views

New World Views

Map collection charts course of understanding

Did you know Virginia was once believec to be only a 10-day march from the Sea of China? An exhibit at the Special Collections Library shows how views of North America evolved as navigation, printing and cartography advanced.

Fall 2008

The Tibetan Connection

The Tibetan Connection

The University's unique relationship with an ancient culture

The people and culture of Tibet have been a part of the UVA community for decades, and a new center provides a fresh link to an area of growing international focus.

Fall 2008

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

A look within the University’s operations

At an institution as large as UVA, it’s easy to forget that it consists of many individually moving parts. We profile a few of the 13,500 employees who keep the University humming every day.

Fall 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

Verbatim

Verbatim

"Orbiting the earth, as thrilling as it is, is not exploring space."

Summer 2008

A Career in Caring

A Career in Caring

After guiding Nursing School to prominence, Lancaster takes on one more challenge

Lancaster will step down in August as dean of the UVA School of Nursing. She has held the position since 1989, making her the longest tenured dean on Grounds.

Summer 2008

The Continuing Education of Ms. Groves

The Continuing Education of Ms. Groves

Armed with new skills, Monica Groves (Col ’04) returns to scene of documentary

After a rocky first year in an Atlanta school, Groves decided to put her Harvard master's degree to work in the community that first helped her.

Summer 2008

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