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Change of Course

Change of Course

College experiments with major curriculum reform

Next year’s entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect.

Fall 2016

2020 Insight

2020 Insight

A look at UVA’s incoming class, by the numbers

Take a by-the-numbers look at the class of 2020 as well as previous classes, with data from the University’s Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies.

August 15, 2016

Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Summer 2016

Start Me Up

Start Me Up

Student entrepreneurship takes many forms at UVA

UVA offers students many opportunities for entrepreneurship, from a new interdisciplinary minor to HackCville and the i.Lab.

Summer 2016

Balancing Academics, Athletics

Balancing Academics, Athletics

Three questions for student-athletes

With their names and faces popping up all over Sports Illustrated and ESPN, it’s easy to forget that college athletes are students. Here, a few student-athletes talk about their lives on Grounds.

Spring 2016

Follow That Guide

Follow That Guide

University Guide Service tells UVA tradition and history

The University Guide Service is student self-governance in action. UGuides give tours integrating encyclopedic knowledge of the University with their own experiences, and they don’t shy away from tough questions.

Spring 2016

Organized Time

Organized Time

How some highly successful Hoos manage their time

Busy-ness seems to be an epidemic. We asked several UVA students, professionals and alumni how they manage their time. Here are their answers.

February 12, 2016

The Best Investment

The Best Investment

The Affordable Excellence model is a good start for helping students in need

Alumnus and current graduate student Brendan Maupin Wynn discusses the importance of offering financial aid to students in need.

Winter 2015

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

Students train for wilderness search and rescue missions

UVA's Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group specializes in conducting and managing search and rescue operations for lost people and aircraft. See how they learn to carry an injured subject to safety.

Winter 2015

Hoos on the Bus

Hoos on the Bus

Every rider has a story

Each year, UTS provides more than 3 million rides to the University community. We hopped on a bus and asked seven passengers to share their stories.

November 12, 2015

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

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