World Class

World Class

UVA trio helps U.S. rugby to fifth-place World Cup finish

Winter 2006

Snap Judgments

Snap Judgments

Psychological test reveals hidden bias

The Implicit Association Test, developed by a team including UVA psychology professor Brian Nosek, shows the influence of unconscious attitudes on behavior.

Winter 2006

Tight Quarters

Tight Quarters

A glimpse of student housing, 19th-century style

A brief look at rules and regulations concerning student life in 1847.

Winter 2006

Dorm Chic

Dorm Chic

The abode away from home

Current students talk about the money and effort involved in making a dorm room a personalized space.

Winter 2006

Reflections of a Survivor

Reflections of a Survivor

Movie conjures warm—and wrenching—memories for Mary Jane Tolley

We Are Marshall, based on a 1960 plane crash that claimed the lives of Marshall University's football team, brings many emotions to the surface again for Mary Jane Tolley (Educ '66), whose husband, Rick Tolley (Educ '64), was the team's head football coach.

Winter 2006

Lessons in Democracy

Lessons in Democracy

Summit draws teens from around the world

The International Youth Democracy Summit gives students the opportunity to engage with the American tradition of democracy.

Winter 2006

Open to Anomalies

Open to Anomalies

UVA professor leads one of the oddest scientific societies around

The Society for Scientific Exploration provides a forum for discussion of theories that mainstream scientific journals refuse to touch—from dowsing to UFOs.

Winter 2006

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Third-year student takes on homeland security

Emily Hesaltine addresses flaws in the Department of Homeland Security's emergency preparedness website with a site of her own.

Winter 2006

Taking it to the Streets

Taking it to the Streets

Ross Baird asks what makes people vote

An undergraduate looks for causes of high participation in European democracy and points to better candidates as a possible solution to low turnout in domestic elections.

Winter 2006

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Alumnus Garland brings high energy to wrestling program

Winter 2006

The Experts

The Experts

Alumni tell us how it's done

From training dogs to picking stocks, UVA graduates share advice on a variety of topics.

Winter 2006

Tempest in an Ink Well

Tempest in an Ink Well

Cavalier Daily cartoons create a stir

Comics in the 'Cavalier Daily' lead to a national controversy and questions about free speech.

Winter 2006

Early No More

Early No More

Officials cite inequities in early decision policy

The University ends its early-decision program on the basis of evidence that the program is in conflict with efforts to make a UVA education accessible to low-income students.

Winter 2006

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