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Ordinary Genius

Ordinary Genius

Henry Muhlbauer is majoring in engineering at UVA He is also 12 years old.

Twelve-year-old engineering student Henry Muhlbauer discusses his life on Grounds.

Spring 2015

UVA's Leadership DNA

UVA’s Leadership DNA

In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.

Spring 2015

Two Thumbs Up

Two Thumbs Up

UVA hand surgeon constructs two thumbs for a boy born without them

Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the UVA Hand Center changed his life.

Spring 2015

The Case for Compassionate Policing

The Case for Compassionate Policing

UVA law professor argues for greater understanding between police officers and citizens

UVA law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

Spring 2015

Telling Stories, Digitally

Telling Stories, Digitally

Bethany Nowviskie, director of digital research & scholarship at the UVA library and director of the Scholars' Lab, discusses digital storytelling and what the online age has meant for the humanities.

January 19, 2015

The Facts of the Matter

The Facts of the Matter

Three decades after Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch’s education ideas gain traction

More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

Winter 2014

Smart Money

Smart Money

UVA professor’s research suggests a new way of teaching financial education

Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

Winter 2014

Book Traces

Book Traces

New digital project brings hidden messages in old books to light

UVA English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

Winter 2014

News Briefs

News Briefs

After 20 Years, a New General Counsel for UVA; UVA Provost to Lead Lehigh; Rankings Roundup; On the Money

Winter 2014

Making the Case for College

Making the Case for College

A conversation with Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that UVA can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

Winter 2014

We Come from Old Virginia

We Come from Old Virginia

Faculty members look back on their years at UVA and give advice for the future

Eight longstanding faculty members look back on their years at the University.

November 14, 2014

The Robots Are Coming for Your Job

The Robots Are Coming for Your Job

Experts predict robots could replace close to two-thirds of American jobs in the next 25 years. Darden professor Edward Hess tells us how to outsmart them.

Big changes are coming with artificial intelligence. Darden School of Business professor Edward D. Hess tells us how to get ready.

October 21, 2014

Look Ma, No Batteries

Look Ma, No Batteries

A UVA professor and his team of students are powering the Internet of Things

By combining the capabilities of the Internet, an expanding wireless network and ever-shrinking electronic devices, the Internet of Things is connecting devices and people in ways that could change our lives.

October 21, 2014

Do the Robot

Do the Robot

You may encounter dancing robots in the lab of engineering professor Amy LaViers, who studies human movement to improve robotic applications.

In her lab in UVA’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

October 21, 2014

The Science of Data

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Fall 2014

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

The Tactile Library

The Tactile Library

Fine arts library creates a new collection of building and design materials

Fall 2014

The Wake of Watergate

The Wake of Watergate

How the lessons of Nixon’s resignation 40 years ago should matter this November

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Fall 2014

Nibbled to Death

Nibbled to Death

How an infectious amoeba kills cells by snacking on them

UVA researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.

Fall 2014

Faculty Update

Faculty Update

Several key positions around the University have been filled in recent months, including new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and a new CEO for the Medical Center.

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

Fall 2014

Unshackled

Unshackled

An alumnus describes his new book, influenced by his years working to integrate schools

June 17, 2014

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Narrower focus comes with a cost

Kindergarten today isn't what it used to be, according to a study by two UVA researchers.

Summer 2014

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Pat Lampkin to retire

Pat Lampkin to retire

After more than 40 years at UVA, the student affairs chief plans to step down in August.