Department: University Digest

Fighting Over Punch Lines

Fighting Over Punch Lines

Comedians’ feud fuels professors’ study

A feud between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia spurred two law professors to examine intellectual property rights among comedians.

Fall 2009

New Deans

New Deans

Kim Tanzer is the new dean of the UVA School of Architecture and Harry Harding is the first dean of the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Fall 2009

From DNA to the N.I.H.

From DNA to the N.I.H.

Geneticist to lead health efforts

Francis S. Collins to head multi-billion dollar research institute.

Fall 2009

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Medical dean featured in GQ magazine

Medical School dean Steven T. DeKosky is a “Rock Star of Science,” according to the June issue of GQ magazine.

Fall 2009

Danger: Falling Dorms

Danger: Falling Dorms

Dobie, Balz and Watson houses were torn down this summer to make way for two new six-story dorms that will house more students, and be greener and more efficient.

Fall 2009

Leaders for Time of Change

Leaders for Time of Change

Wynne and Abramson to head Board of Visitors

Wynne and the board look forward to guiding the University through a number of major leadership changes.

Fall 2009

A Legacy of Support

A Legacy of Support

Sylvia Terry retires

Advocate for African American students and "mother away from home" retires after 20 years.

Fall 2009

Casteen Announces Retirement

Casteen Announces Retirement

UVA president will step down in 2010

John T. Casteen III, UVA’s seventh president, announces he will step down on August 1, 2010.

Fall 2009

Honors

Honors

Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.

Summer 2009

Monticello Sights and Sounds

Monticello Sights and Sounds

With the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center now fully open for business, a visit to Monticello has become an even richer experience.

Summer 2009

Vers Libre

Vers Libre

Inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander visits the University.

Summer 2009

Money Matters

Money Matters

Bond sales and tuition costs helped by federal programs

Summer 2009

Dr. Nurse

Dr. Nurse

Child obesity research leads to landmark degree

Summer 2009

Free Speech? Over There

Free Speech? Over There

Political parties receive Jefferson Muzzles for designating zones at conventions

The annual muzzle awards took a bipartisan bent this year.

Summer 2009

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