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U.Va. Batten School’s Leadership Focus More Critical Than Ever, Stam Says

Facing a national leadership gap, the Batten School offers students something most public policy schools don’t: training in practical leadership skills like negotiation, conflict resolution, bargaining and group dynamics.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Darden Dean Robert Bruner to Address 2015 Graduates

The University will host two graduation ceremonies on Finals Weekend, due to growing crowds and renovations to the Rotunda.

Students to Compete for $40,000 in Revamped U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup

The annual business plan competition was organized by themes this year instead of schools, allowing teams to collaborate across Grounds. Among the finalist ideas: a non-surgical male contraceptive for male dogs and cats, and a “ for sports.”

Photo Essay: Two Hours Before Curtain

Go backstage as the U.Va. Department of Drama prepares to open "The Rimers of Eldritch."

Donors Propel Blue Ridge Scholarships and Financial-Aid Endowment

The new scholarship program allows the University to provide grants to promising students with financial need for all four years of their attendance. This year, 110 students received Blue Ridge Scholarships.


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First-Year U.Va. Seminar Probes Shifting Identity of ‘Whiteness’ in America

Monday, November 17, 2014

In her first-year seminar, “Whiteness: A Racial Category,” Jalane Schmidt aims to show how whiteness, not just blackness, has been a shifting category and has served to exclude or include certain ethnic groups or races in different times and places.

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With U.S. Economy on Solid Footing, Experts Offer Investment Tips at Darden

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

If you have a few dollars to invest, you might want to keep an eye on energy, or technology, or health care, or cybersecurity – or maybe even opportunities in Argentina, if your risk tolerance is high.

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Study Identifies Why Re-Educating Torturers May Not Work

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor in U.Va.’s Curry School of Education, found that human rights educators working in India were hampered by a fundamental misunderstanding of police and military officers’ moral compasses.

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Clad in White, a Collective Rite: Nursing Holds First White Coat Ceremony

Monday, November 3, 2014

In U.Va. Nursing’s first-ever White Coat Ceremony, 89 second-year students formally donned their white coats and pledged an oath in a ritual to mark the beginning of their clinical rotations and their official entry into the health care profession.

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For our most recent Throwback Thursday post on Facebook, we combed through our collection of Corks and Curls in search of pictures of some of our notable alumni.

We looked for individuals who could be easily recognized and, to provide a challenge, some who could not. Surprisingly, some of the people we had in mind, like Robert Kennedy (LAW 1951), didn’t have an individual photo.

We narrowed the selected pics down to a group of...

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