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U.Va. Joins the Celebration of ‘Alice’ at 150, Even in Old English

From Special Collections’ exhibit of illustrations over the years of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” to English professor Peter Baker’s translation of the book into Old English, U.Va. is celebrating Lewis Carroll’s beloved story.

Virginia College Advising Corps Lights the Path to Higher Education

In its 10 years of existence, the corps – made up of recent graduates – has helped more than 10,000 Virginia high school students enroll in post-secondary institutions. Now the program is being duplicated nationwide.

Pilot Program Offers Incoming Students a Mountaintop Experience

The Cavalier Outdoor Adventure Retreat invited three groups of 10 incoming first-year students to travel into the Shenandoah National Park for two days of hiking, staying in a primitive cabin and – hopefully – bonding with one another.

Cavalier Connoisseurs: The Fralin Showcases Treasures of Alumni Art Collections

The new “Cavaliers Collect” exhibition includes diverse pieces from every century of art history and many countries around the globe, brought together by the common alma mater of their owners. Included: works by Pablo Picasso – and Bob Dylan.

Massive Study Reports Challenges in Reproducing Published Psychology Findings

U.Va. psychology professor Brian Nosek and an international team of researchers conducted a major review of the findings of 100 psychology studies. Less than half could be reproduced.

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Aerospace Student Aims for the Stars, and a Career at SpaceX

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Yes, Kelly Thomas really does want to become a rocket scientist, and the summer internships she has landed appear to have her on the right track.

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Virginia College Advising Corps Lights the Path to Higher Education

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

In its 10 years of existence, the corps – made up of recent graduates – has helped more than 10,000 Virginia high school students enroll in post-secondary institutions. Now the program is being duplicated nationwide.

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Study: Following the Pack in Adolescence Leads to Health Benefits Down the Road

Monday, August 31, 2015

The authors of a U.Va.-led study hypothesize that being a loner might have negative health consequences.

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U.Va. Community Turns Out to Welcome New Provost, Tom Katsouleas

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

The provost met and chatted with hundreds of faculty, staff and students for at least an hour and a half on Tuesday afternoon.

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Deadliest Crash: U.Va. Takes Hard Look at Rollovers

Researchers at the Center for Applied Biomechanics are developing a dynamic rollover crash test and improving crash dummies in an effort to improve on current approaches to rollover safety ratings.

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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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