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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

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

Catherine Burke Sweet (Col ’77), one of the first female Rhodes Scholars, went to England to study in the late '70s and she never moved back.

Spring 2010

Book Maker

Book Maker

Paper and print art pieces address contemporary issues

Alumna Kristin Adolfson creates paper and print art pieces that address contemporary issues.

Spring 2010

The Song Collector

The Song Collector

How folksinger Paul Clayton brought the music of Virginia to the world

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

Rekindling Desire

Rekindling Desire

Drug restores sex drive in women

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

Spring 2010

Spicy Literature

Spicy Literature

Dave DeWitt has made chile peppers his life’s work

Dave DeWitt (Col '66) has written nearly 40 books about chile peppers and spicy foods. What fuels his piquant obsession?

January 18, 2010

Pioneer of Beer

Pioneer of Beer

Charlie Papazian (Engr ’72) changed American brewing scene

Tired of the same old brew, Charlie Papazian (Engr ’72) learned to brew his own beer, wrote a book about it and revolutionized American brewing.

December 10, 2009

Twelve Ways to Toast the Season

Twelve Ways to Toast the Season

A 12-pack of beers brewed especially for the season, all of which make for colorful additions to holiday gatherings.

December 8, 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

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

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

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