Department: Features

The State of the University

The State of the University

Q&A with President Teresa Sullivan

What's going on with the budget? What about tuition increases? Read a Q&A with President Sullivan.

Summer 2011

The Consequences of Dinner

The Consequences of Dinner

How food shapes the U.S. economy and environment

Ever wonder how the food we eat gets to the supermarket?

Summer 2011

Rise of the Machines

Rise of the Machines

As computers get smarter, experts examine the potential implications

Are humans on the cusp of building computers that are smarter than we are?

Summer 2011

Adjusting the Prescription

Adjusting the Prescription

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

Spring 2011

Physical Science

Physical Science

John Brenkus (Col ’93) explores the physics—and aches and pains—of athletics

John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four UVA athletes.

Spring 2011

Welcome to Virginia

Welcome to Virginia

In her first months on the job as president of UVA, Teresa Sullivan is proving that she's up for the challenge.

Winter 2010

The Voice of Reason

The Voice of Reason

Former FBI agent Gary Noesner set the standard for hostage negotiation

In October 1982, a man held his sister and her children at gunpoint in a train. Just another day at the office for hostage negotiator Gary Noesner.

Winter 2010

The One and Only

The One and Only

Natalie Randolph coaches football, her way

As the country's only female head coach of a high school football team, Natalie Randolph (Col '02, Educ '03) has drawn a flurry of media attention.

Winter 2010

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

UVA professor tackles the complexities of transporting trash

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

Winter 2010

The Trouble with Civilization

The Trouble with Civilization

Ancient cities reveal the vulnerabilities of modern societies

Civilizations rise and fall. Why do they disintegrate? Is it better to live a "civilized" life?

Fall 2010

The Strength of One

The Strength of One

Cheryl Mills helps Haiti's recovery working under the U.S. secretary of state

How can the U.S. help in Haiti's recovery? Cheryl Mills, the 2010 Alumna of the Year, knows the situation on the ground, she has Washington on her side and she has a plan.

Summer 2010

Memory

Memory

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget

Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget.

Summer 2010

The Builder

The Builder

John Casteen retires after two decades as UVA President

After a stint as dean of admission and a lengthy run as president, John Casteen has helped create a University that's much different than the one he first came to as a student.

Summer 2010

Famous

Famous

A brief history of celebrity

How celebrity and the media have changed over the past 300 years as told by the American History Guys from the radio show Backstory.

Summer 2010

Making Sense of Business

Making Sense of Business

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) ascends to job as anchor at Bloomberg Television

Margaret Brennan (Col ’02) combines a passion for international affairs with a journalist’s insight at Bloomberg Television.

Spring 2010

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Highlights

Match Madness

Match Madness

After years of hard work, medical students find their future in an envelope.

Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

What 99 years of never-before compiled data reveal about the UVA Honor System.