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News Briefs

News and updates from around Grounds.

Fall 2010

Ex Libris

Ex Libris

Bookplate collection illuminates merger of art and literature

Intriguing bookplates from the libraries of the rich and famous debut at a UVA exhibit.

June 8, 2010

Making Sense of Business

Making Sense of Business

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) ascends to job as anchor at Bloomberg Television

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) combines a passion for international affairs with a journalist’s insight at Bloomberg Television.

Spring 2010

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Former professor’s vision inspires designers from Culbreth to Broadway

Admire rare and beautiful items of clothing from the 1790s to the 1950s that are held in the Collection of Historic Dress.

Spring 2010

Ultra Dedicated

Ultra Dedicated

Meeting the challenges of long-distance running

Meet two women who run 100 mile races across treacherous terrain and through bad weather; they run ultramarathons with apt names such as Hellgate.

Spring 2010

High Expectations

High Expectations

After historic year, baseball team enters season with heart of roster—and values—intact

UVA baseball coach Brian O'Connor talks about last year's spectacular season and his aspirations for this year's College World Series.

Spring 2010

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

Older adults show less anxiety in social situations

Spring 2010

Rekindling Desire

Rekindling Desire

Drug restores sex drive in women

A new drug shows promise for women who lack sexual desire.

Spring 2010

A Blueprint for Success

A Blueprint for Success

Excerpts from speeches to UVA students about how to use your degree to thrive in the corporate world

January 28, 2010

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

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

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

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

Minding Manners

Minding Manners

Civility Project compiles rules using Washington’s model

Lack of respect and courtesy constitute a serious national problem, according to a study conducted in 2002, and most people interviewed saw the problem as getting worse.

Winter 2009

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Less stress for medical students, tests for toddlers and the power of popularity among teens.

Fall 2009

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That Good Old Stuff of Wahoowa

That Good Old Stuff of Wahoowa

From surgical tools to old-school parking tags and concert passes, these quirky keepsakes represent UVA to nine alumni and their families.