The First Book

The First Book

We profile five emerging writers, all alumni of UVA’s creative writing program who are celebrating the recent publication of their first book.

UVA's creative writing program ranks in the top tier nationally. We profile five graduates of this esteemed program who are celebrating their publishing debuts.

Winter 2007

The Right Hook

The Right Hook

Putting the splash back into fishing

Jamie Howard (Col '90) uses techniques culled from television sports coverage to bring excitement to fishing films.

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Sex and the Female Mind

Why are so many women dissatisfied?

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

The Bore Hole: An Essay

The Bore Hole: An Essay

What is clean water worth?

When Kenda Mutongi (Grad ’93, ’96), a history professor at Williams College, returned to her village in Kenya to organize the digging of a well, she met unexpected resistance.

Winter 2007

The Wired Mind

The Wired Mind

Plugging into the heart of the brain

James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.

Winter 2007

Sugarleaf Vineyards

Sugarleaf Vineyards

Jerry and Lauren Bias build on Jefferson’s legacy of viticulture.

October 12, 2007

Emerging Winemakers

Emerging Winemakers

Jerry and Lauren Bias build on Jefferson's legacy of viticulture

October 12, 2007

Rocking the Troops

Rocking the Troops

Band hits high notes on Asian tour

Sons of Bill have adventures and misadventures during their July 2007 tour of Asia.

September 1, 2007

Explaining the World

Explaining the World

Professor Lou Bloomfield demystifies the physics of everyday life

Lou Bloomfield, who teaches the popular introductory physics course "How Things Work," explains the science behind objects that students see every day.

Fall 2007

Help for a Degraded River

Help for a Degraded River

Engineering and architecture students collaborate to design the Learning Barge, a floating classroom meant to teach schoolchildren in Hampton Roads about ecology on the Elizabeth River.

Fall 2007

Getting Out of a Jam

Getting Out of a Jam

Using technology to get more from our roads

Worsening traffic on Virginia roads demands high-tech solutions. The Smart Travel Lab uses advanced computer models to develop them.

Fall 2007

Deep Impact

Deep Impact

How the University affects the economy

Research by professor John L. Knapp breaks down the University's sources of funding and its influence on the Charlottesville economy.

Fall 2007

Opening Act

Opening Act

Wigger makes debut on golf’s biggest stage

Fall 2007

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