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New Exhibit Goes Behind the Scenes to Re-examine Landmark 1948 Photo Essay

In 1948 – and for the next 20 years – Gordon Parks was the only black staff photographer at a major U.S. magazine or newspaper. A U.Va. exhibit tells the story of the Life magazine spread that launched his career ­– and his own ambivalence toward it.

Updates Regarding Missing University Student

Official updates and information regarding missing student Hannah Graham.

On the Wings of Dragonflies: Engineer Explores the Secrets of Insect Flight

Haibo Dong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, hopes to use what he is discovering to create tiny, flying sensors that can detect airborne toxins.

Academical Village Building Gets a New Roof, Just Like the Original Roof

Craftsmen are recreating Thomas Jefferson’s original roof on Hotel D, one of the buildings in the University of Virginia’s Academical Village.

From Kitchens to Gravesites: Commission Explores History of Slavery at U.Va.

Enslaved laborers built the University and served many of its inhabitants in the early years. How best to acknowledge and remember that legacy, and how other universities have wrestled with those issues, will be the focus of an upcoming conference.


Teaching & Learning

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New Grant to Promote Teamwork Between Docs, Nurses in Treating Complex Patients

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Teaching advanced practice nursing and medical students to work together should increase their ability to offer seamless, safe, high-quality care to patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Public Service

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Expert: Requiring Background Checks for All Gun Sales Would Improve Safety

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In the latest issue of the Virginia News Letter, published by U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, VCU professor Thomas Baker makes a proposal for closing the “private sale” loophole in Virginia’s gun laws.

Research & Scholarship

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In Ferguson’s Light, Law Professor Makes a Plea for Considering Dignity

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Josh Bowers has made a career of examining circumstances in which enforcing the letter of the law is not always in the public’s best interests.

University News

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School of Medicine Dean Nancy Dunlap to Step Down in November

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

As planned, Dunlap guided the school while the University appointed a new executive vice president for heath affairs. But she was much more than a caretaker, leading several new initiatives.

Featured Video

Elizabeth Meyer Emphasizes Strengths of U.Va. Architecture

Elizabeth K. Meyer is the new dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture. She has a long association with the School, stretching back to her days as an undergraduate and grad student.

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Latest from the UVA Today News Blog

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:18pm

Over the summer months, a team of interns in U.Va.’s Office of Admission used Instagram to chronicle some of what students were up to over the break. Take a look at some of the #uvasummer posts and read more at

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