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Meals—and Art—on Wheels

Meals—and Art—on Wheels

Artists use bio-fuel bus to deliver message about food and sustainability

Artists use bio-fuel bus to deliver message about food and sustainability

September 14, 2009

New & Notable

New & Notable

Fiction for young and old, the race for the White House, collegiate a cappella and the hurricane that devastated the Gulf of Mexico 150 years before Katrina.

Fall 2009

All Fired Up

All Fired Up

DJ Enferno joined Madonna on tour

Eric Jao worked as a network engineer while moonlighting at D.C.’s hottest clubs, until he was discovered by Madonna. Watch a video of him DJ.

Fall 2009

Every Picture Tells a Story

Every Picture Tells a Story

John Wright uses quiet approach to capture face of celebrity

Whether photographing Jessica Lange, Christopher Walken, Paul Newman or Al Pacino for Inside the Actors Studio or capturing Ella Fitzgerald performing at the Lincoln Center, Wright faces the challenge of reaching beyond a celebrity’s image and conveying a human being.

Fall 2009

Keeping it Reel

Keeping it Reel

Light House puts young people behind the lens

Young people are the largest consumers of digital media, films and TV. It’s a language they are taught to hear but not speak.

Fall 2009

Heroes of a New World Economy

Heroes of a New World Economy

Development up close and personal in Kenya

Imagine a global economy that provides people affordable goods and services that allow them to solve their own problems.

Fall 2009

Record Turnout

Record Turnout

Reunions 2009 sets high-water marks

Reunion turnout eclipsed last year’s attendance by about 25 percent and was double the number of 2005.

Fall 2009

From DNA to the N.I.H.

From DNA to the N.I.H.

Geneticist to lead health efforts

Francis S. Collins to head multi-billion dollar research institute.

Fall 2009

In the Land of the Midnight Sun

In the Land of the Midnight Sun

A poet returns to Alaska

The destruction of Eagle, Alaska, hardly made headlines. Yet, 3,000 miles away in Virginia, Ted Genoways was devastated.

Fall 2009

Portrait of a Confessed Slowpoke

Portrait of a Confessed Slowpoke

Nothing’s safe from the sharp pencil of cartoonist Jen Sorensen

How does a comic writer come up with jokes? Jen Sorensen, author of the cartoon Slowpoke, reveals the secrets of humor.

Fall 2009

Playground Smack-down

Playground Smack-down

Chris Glasser wins 2009 four square world championship

When asked why he would pursue a sport like four square, Glasser is circumspect: “Why? Because it’s silly.”

July 14, 2009

Fighting Human Trafficking

Fighting Human Trafficking

Alumnae at the Polaris Project tackle modern slavery

When Andrea Austin learned about human trafficking, she refused to believe it. It seemed like something out of a far-fetched movie.

June 10, 2009

The World’s Hottest Nerd?

The World’s Hottest Nerd?

UVA neuroscientist becomes TV reality star

Colin Steers went from studying neurology to being cast as the “hot nerd” on this season’s Make Me a Supermodel.

June 10, 2009

Scaling Kilimanjaro

Scaling Kilimanjaro

An audio slideshow of Liz Freer's emotional journey to the top of Africa's tallest mountain

Audio Slideshow: Liz Freer (Col ’08) and her mother, Dr. Carol Freer (Grad ’86), climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for breast cancer research.

June 10, 2009

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