Department: University Digest

Minding Manners

Minding Manners

Civility Project compiles rules using Washington’s model

Lack of respect and courtesy constitute a serious national problem, according to a study conducted in 2002, and most people interviewed saw the problem as getting worse.

Winter 2009

Verbatim

Verbatim

For 20 years, our state has put essentially every other priority ahead of education. It has done this for so long that most people simply take it for granted now that the state can dodge this most basic of its obligations.

Winter 2009

Holding Steady

Holding Steady

Still No. 2 among publics

This year’s U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of America’s best colleges yielded a familiar outcome for the University.

Winter 2009

Campaign Hits $2 Billion

Campaign Hits $2 Billion

Milestone reached despite economic challenges

Against the backdrop of the deepest recession since the 1930s, the University announced on Sept. 14 that it had reached the $2 billion mark in its $3 billion fundraising campaign.

Winter 2009

Carrying on the Legacy

Carrying on the Legacy

Greg Roberts discusses his new role as admission dean

A Q & A with Greg Roberts explores admissions.

Fall 2009

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

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