About this issue
In the Land of the Midnight Sun
The destruction of Eagle, Alaska, hardly made headlines. Yet, 3,000 miles away in Virginia, Ted Genoways was devastated.
Addiction is a disease that affects millions. Dr. Bankole Johnson is developing a pharmaceutical treatment for it.
Portrait of a Confessed Slowpoke
How does a comic writer come up with jokes? Jen Sorensen, author of the cartoon Slowpoke, reveals the secrets of humor.
Fighting Over Punch Lines
A feud between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia spurred two law professors to examine intellectual property rights among comedians.
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.
Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll
Medical School dean Steven T. DeKosky is a “Rock Star of Science,” according to the June issue of GQ magazine.
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.
Leaders for Time of Change
Wynne and the board look forward to guiding the University through a number of major leadership changes.
A Legacy of Support
Advocate for African American students and "mother away from home" retires after 20 years.
Casteen Announces Retirement
John T. Casteen III, UVA’s seventh president, announces he will step down on August 1, 2010.
A famous lacrosse player, a winning tennis duo, a golfer makes history and a third baseman earns a spot in an all-star game.
UVA men's and women's teams are the rough and tumble champions of the game of kings.
Lapping It Up
Christensen is an ACC record-setting explosion and she snagged All-American honors in the 100 backstroke, 200 back and 400 medley relay.
New & Notable
Fiction for young and old, the race for the White House, collegiate a cappella and the hurricane that devastated the Gulf of Mexico 150 years before Katrina.
All Fired Up
Eric Jao worked as a network engineer while moonlighting at D.C.’s hottest clubs, until he was discovered by Madonna. Watch a video of him DJ.
Required Reading: Lois Shepherd
Lois Shepherd explains how you might have misunderstood Catcher in the Rye, the enduring resonance of Crime and Punishment and how books confront death and dying.
Every Picture Tells a Story
Whether photographing Jessica Lange, Christopher Walken, Paul Newman or Al Pacino for Inside the Actors Studio or capturing Ella Fitzgerald performing at the Lincoln Center, Wright faces the challenge of reaching beyond a celebrity’s image and conveying a human being.
Keeping it Reel
Young people are the largest consumers of digital media, films and TV. It’s a language they are taught to hear but not speak.
Dealing with the Downturn
The president discusses the recession and uncertainty about the financial future.
Music for the Silver Screen
How a film score tells the emotional story of a movie. Plus playlists for your next event.
Heroes of a New World Economy
Imagine a global economy that provides people affordable goods and services that allow them to solve their own problems.
Reunion turnout eclipsed last year’s attendance by about 25 percent and was double the number of 2005.
R&D in Brief
Less stress for medical students, tests for toddlers and the power of popularity among teens.
A Wink Is as Good as a Nod
Watch a video that shows how researchers change perceived gender with video conferencing software.
I watch as it dawns on him that I’ve been reading his lips. His eyes flicker to my ears, where the casing and tubes of my hearing aids are visible if you look closely.