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Top 10 UVA Stories of 2009

Top 10 UVA Stories of 2009

From the men’s soccer team winning the NCAA championship to President John T. Casteen III announcing his retirement, 2009 was a year to remember. Here’s our look, with videos, at the year’s highlights.

January 18, 2010

Spicy Literature

Spicy Literature

Dave DeWitt has made chile peppers his life’s work

Dave DeWitt (Col '66) has written nearly 40 books about chile peppers and spicy foods. What fuels his piquant obsession?

January 18, 2010

Rotunda: The Movie

Rotunda: The Movie

What happens when Judith Shatin films a year of life on the Lawn?

January 18, 2010

Pioneer of Beer

Pioneer of Beer

Charlie Papazian (Engr ’72) changed American brewing scene

Tired of the same old brew, Charlie Papazian (Engr ’72) learned to brew his own beer, wrote a book about it and revolutionized American brewing.

December 10, 2009

London's Calling

London’s Calling

Virginia welcomes back former assistant as head coach

On Dec. 7, the University of Virginia announced that Mike London would be its new football coach.

December 10, 2009

Twelve Ways to Toast the Season

Twelve Ways to Toast the Season

A 12-pack of beers brewed especially for the season, all of which make for colorful additions to holiday gatherings.

December 8, 2009

Ye Olde Civility Project

Ye Olde Civility Project

Naughty or nice? A guide to holiday etiquette with George Washington

As a teenager, George Washington copied a set of rules for civil behavior, and the 110 principles became his guide to treating people with respect and dignity. That was then—when women curtsied and men doffed their hats—and this is now—when cell phones jingle and holiday shoppers jangle each other in checkout lines.

December 7, 2009

Desegregating UVA

Desegregating UVA

Alumni reflect on a groundbreaking era that began with Gregory Swanson, UVA’s first black student, in 1950.

October 12, 2009

Desegregating UVA

Desegregating UVA

Alumni reflect on groundbreaking era

Alumni reflect on a groundbreaking era that began with Gregory Swanson, UVA’s first black student, in 1950.

October 12, 2009

Who makes the TV shows you love?

Who makes the TV shows you love?

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen.

October 9, 2009

Inside the Scrum

Inside the Scrum

Men’s and women’s rugby teams take on the best in the country

October 9, 2009

¿Habla Español?

¿Habla Español?

Alumnus delivers historic announcement

Dan Restrepo (Col '93) is first to speak Spanish during a White House press briefing.

September 14, 2009

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

Can't Buy Me Love

Can’t Buy Me Love

Why do couples break up?

Jeff Dew found that the only type of disagreement that predicted whether a cohabiting couple would break up was money.

July 16, 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

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