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Three U.Va. Faculty Members Elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Chemist Donald Hunt, historian Peter Onuf and archaeologist Stephen Plog join some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts in the 2014 entering class.

Promising U.Va. Youth Development Researchers Win Major Research Support

Noelle Hurd studies the mentoring relationships of economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents, while Joanna Lee Williams is probing diverse middle-school peer groups. Both were named Grant Foundation Scholars.

U.Va. to Lead Massive Climate Change Mapping and Modeling Project

Backed by U.Va.’s new “Global Programs of Distinction” funding program, the effort brings together faculty from across Grounds to model the long-term effects of climate change by tracking both the forest and the trees.

Woodson Institute Series Fulfills Students’ ‘Thirst’ for Civil Rights History

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies has launched a series of courses and events focusing on 50th anniversaries in the history of the modern Civil Rights movement and their relevance to today’s society.

U.Va. Students Pursue the Pleasures of Multilingualism

For many U.Va. students, speaking several languages is a way of life. There are pragmatic reasons for being multilingual in a global society, but students also cite it as a source of joy.


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‘Starchitect’ and Jefferson Medalist Ito Drops in on Graduate Architecture Class

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Design reviews are a staple activity for School of Architecture students, but not often do they include face-to-face feedback from one of the most renowned architects in the world.

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University of Virginia Astronomer Trinh Thuan Awarded French Legion of Honor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

France’s ambassador to the U.S. presented that nation’s highest decoration to Trinh at Carr’s Hill, citing his “exemplary personal commitment to the promotion of scientific culture and the transatlantic collaboration in the field of astrophysics.”

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U.Va. Student Wins Fellowship for Research on Black Women Jailed During the Civil War

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Many enslaved and free black women’s actions that were construed as crimes in the Civil War period can also be understood as strategies of survival, resistance or self-expression, argues doctoral student Tamika Richeson.

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Cavalier Marching Band to Represent Virginia in 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just 10 years after its debut, the band has gone from a start-up enterprise to becoming one of only 10 bands from across the nation selected to participate in the parade, a more-than-eight-decade Thanksgiving Day tradition.

Featured Video

Growing Leaders of Tomorrow: Mindsets, Diversity, and the Dream

Curry's commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 2:28pm

Spring is finally here and with it comes the Spring 2014 Instagram Photo Contest! To enter, tag your Instagram photo with #UVaPhotoContest and email your username to

Professor John Edwin Mason, who selected the winner for the Fall 2013 contest, will serve as judge once again and announce the winner on May 5. 

Visit the contest site for complete rules, to see the submissions and, of course, learn about the prizes. Good luck!


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