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Tuned In

Tuned In

All-student free-form station energizes University radio scene

New student radio station WXTJ teaches students about the power of radio storytelling and amps up the local music scene with radio shows, listening parties and concerts.

Fall 2015

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

The Gordie Center amps up programs to curb alcohol addiction early on

As students return to Charlottesville, UVA’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is promoting a new effort called BASICS to curb binge drinking and is expanding its existing Hoos in Recovery program to support students in recovery for addiction.

Fall 2015

Grounds as Playground

Grounds as Playground

Members of UVA's student Parkour group use everyday structures to train.

What look like ordinary walkways, walls and rails to most passersby around Grounds are actually playgrounds to Parkour enthusiasts.

Summer 2015

Black Alumni Weekend

Black Alumni Weekend

Over the second weekend in april, more than 1,800 people—including nearly 1,200 alumni—attended Black Alumni Weekend on Grounds.

Summer 2015

“A Journalistic Failure”

“A Journalistic Failure”

After months of investigating, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism reports on the avoidable mistakes made by Rolling Stone

An outline of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report on the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus.”

Summer 2015

Breaking the Bubble

Breaking the Bubble

Students lend a hand to the Charlottesville community

About 3,100 students volunteer through Madison House for at least one hour each week. See how they're making a difference in the Charlottesville community.

Summer 2015

A Tale of Two “Rudys”

A Tale of Two “Rudys”

UVA club team baseball players make varsity

For the Virginia baseball team and its two newest members, the spring 2015 semester has held some major surprises.

Summer 2015

All in the Family

All in the Family

Hotshot second-year swimmer Leah Smith is fueled by her family’s competitive dynamic

Leah Smith is only the second woman in UVA history to win two national titles and the first to win them during the same meet. Competition, it turns out, is her family's tradition.

Summer 2015

Galactic Bones

Galactic Bones

A UVA undergraduate’s research is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

April 13, 2015

Keeping UVA Safe

Keeping UVA Safe

Making UVA safe will require partnership among faculty and staff, students, parents, police and community business leaders—as well as alumni.

Winter 2014

Room of Errors

Room of Errors

UVA Medical Center works to cut down medical errors by creating them

The "room of errors" is a new training tool a UVA nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

Spring 2015

Sexual Assault and UVA

Sexual Assault and UVA

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

This timeline tracks national and legal developments related to sexual assaults on college campuses, recaps UVA’s responses to the Rolling Stone article and highlights what’s specifically being done at the University to help ensure student safety—both in recent years and going forward.

Spring 2015

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

Another historic season for the women’s soccer team

Although the Cavaliers fell just short of a championship, Virginia women’s soccer enjoyed its first appearance in the NCAA title game.

Spring 2015

We Are the Champions

We Are the Champions

UVA men’s soccer wins seventh NCAA tournament

With their 16-seed ranking, UVA men's soccer matched the second-lowest seed to win a championship since the NCAA started seeding 16 teams in 2003.

Spring 2015

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

Changing the Greek System

Changing the Greek System

Student leaders discuss some of the issues facing Greek life on Grounds

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at UVA.

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

Safety at UVA

Safety at UVA

A brief overview of some of the security measures and resources the University has in place and what’s being done to improve safety at UVA and in the surrounding community.

Winter 2014

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Kevin Spacey visits UVA; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is UVA's current writer in residence

Winter 2014

Sports Briefs

Sports Briefs

The Commonwealth Clash; Quin Blanding's tackle record; Field Hockey beats a No. 1; "Why Football Matters"

Winter 2014

Starting Up Clubs and Putting On Plays

Starting Up Clubs and Putting On Plays

With more than 700 active contracted dependent organizations currently operating on Grounds, UVA students are staying busy outside of the classroom.

Winter 2014

Paying Up for Pancakes

Paying Up for Pancakes

Resulting from an admission-essay promise, Pancakes for Parkinson’s is now the largest student-run fundraiser on Grounds

Students cooked up 10,000 pancakes at this year's annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast.

Winter 2014

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Highlights

A World of Color

A World of Color

Student’s coloring book puts inspirational and everyday women on the same pages.

First-Gens First

First-Gens First

Why UVA is putting new focus on students whose parents never went to college.