Department: University Digest

Bennett Begins

Bennett Begins

Virginia welcomes new basketball coach

Tony Bennett leaves Washington State University to become the new basketball coach at UVA.

Summer 2009

Portraiture in Spray Paint

Portraiture in Spray Paint

James Dean Erickson (Col ’08) only paints people he knows. He paints them so large that their faces take up whole walls, their irises half a foot wide.

Summer 2009

Making a Nation Safe

Making a Nation Safe

Janet Napolitano (Law ’83) brings “no-nonsense” reputation to new role

Spring 2009

Election Season

Election Season

In the John Paul Jones Arena, a crowd of approximately 3,000 people watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.

Spring 2009

Weathering Tight Times

Weathering Tight Times

University copes with difficult economy

University copes with difficult economy

Spring 2009

Catching Up on Getting In

Catching Up on Getting In

UVA’s first year without early admission

In the first admission cycle since the University eliminated its binding early-decision program, the staff of the Office of Admission received a pleasant surprise.

Winter 2008

The Caretaker of No. 13

The Caretaker of No. 13

Student fulfills charge of Raven Society

In the 101 years since UVA President Edwin A. Alderman charged the Raven Society with the upkeep of the Edgar Allan Poe Room, a Raven Society member has swept its wooden floors and dusted its antique furniture.

Winter 2008

Green Thumbs Up

Green Thumbs Up

University making strides in sustainability

It’s not easy being green, but UVA is getting higher marks for its environmentally friendly programs.

Winter 2008

A Bug Before a Bang

A Bug Before a Bang

Glitch doesn't diminish proton collider's promise

Though the launch of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was marked by a ding instead of a bang, the Large Hadron Collider still holds the promise of unlocking secrets about the essence of matter and insights into the Big Bang.

Winter 2008

Q&A

Q&A

Literary Tribute: Rita Dove

In September, the Library of Virginia honored Dove—whose distinctions range from receiving a Pulitzer Prize to being the former Poet Laureate of Virginia and the United States—with a lifetime achievement award.

Winter 2008

Holding Steady

Holding Steady

Still ranked second

In the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings, the University of Virginia’s standing remains the same as last year’s: second among national public universities and 23rd among all American colleges and universities.

Winter 2008

Troubling Signs

Troubling Signs

Protests lead to repeal of policy

A short-lived ban on signs at Scott Stadium this fall raised the hackles of fans—particularly among students—and drew darts from pundits across the nation.

Winter 2008

Something for Everyone

Something for Everyone

Navigating the carnival-like atmosphere of the Student Activities Fair is an annual rite of passage for newly arrived first years.

Winter 2008

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