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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

Terrorism on Trial

Terrorism on Trial

Lawyer represents defendants in U.S. and at Guantanamo

Over the last year, Edward B. MacMahon Jr. (Col ’82) has been working as a defense attorney in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Winter 2009

Sharing a Vision

Sharing a Vision

Art contest winner moved by Rotunda

Jennifer Tsai was so moved by the beauty and symbolism of the Rotunda, she knew it would be hard to leave when she graduated

Winter 2009

China Connection

China Connection

Ties with Asian giant blossom with efforts by students and alumni

A collaborative effort is strengthening Chinese connections among UVA alumni, students and officials.

Winter 2009

Confidence Game

Confidence Game

Neuhauser focuses on birdies, not butterflies

Whitney Neuhauser stood over her second shot in a playoff for the state championship and committed the golfer’s ultimate sin. She doubted.

Winter 2009

Space-Age Eraser

Space-Age Eraser

Laser used to clean capitals

Conservators used a laser to clean 180 years of grime from the column capitals of Pavilion II.

Winter 2009

Breaking Through, Looking Back

Breaking Through, Looking Back

Alumni celebrate historic achievements

More than two dozen alumni recently returned to Grounds to commemorate their role in desegregating the University of Virginia during the 1950s and ’60s.

Winter 2009

Desegregating UVA

Desegregating UVA

Alumni reflect on groundbreaking era

Alumni reflect on a groundbreaking era that began with Gregory Swanson, UVA’s first black student, in 1950.

October 12, 2009

Who makes the TV shows you love?

Who makes the TV shows you love?

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen.

October 9, 2009

¿Habla Español?

¿Habla Español?

Alumnus delivers historic announcement

Dan Restrepo (Col '93) is first to speak Spanish during a White House press briefing.

September 14, 2009

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