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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Katie McNally

The 2015 i.Lab Incubator session begins Wednesday with a 10-week intensive entrepreneurship accelerator. Two dozen emerging start-up teams from across the University and local community will test their business concepts.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University Awards for Projects in the Arts will fund filmmaking, poetry, photography and performance art as five undergraduates express their creative sides.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Eric Williamson

Thanks to the efforts of the Innocence Project at the U.Va. School of Law and a group of alumni, state courts must consider illegally suppressed, exculpatory evidence, no matter when it is uncovered.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Several supporters likened the winning employees and their work to longtime administrator Leonard W. Sandridge, for whom the award program is named, because they share his legendary dedication, passion and service to the University.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Caroline Newman

During his tenure, Robert F. Bruner has earned a reputation as a global business education leader, a social media maven and a prolific reader and author.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A newly arrived faculty member is part of a research team that found a faulty “brake” within immune cells that may cause many of the symptoms of MS.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The University’s new program is placing outstanding, underrepresented minorities at public health sites in South Africa and St. Kitts and Nevis for eight weeks this summer, including Maya Wright, who graduated from U.Va. this weekend.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Mary Wood

In “a clear victory for the little guy,” the court ruled that felons who are no longer able to possess firearms may legally sell their guns.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Robert Hull

Nearly 500 early portraits of African-Americans from the Charlottesville area can be found in the Holsinger Collection, housed in U.Va.’s Special Collections Library. This week, the collection is the subject of a conference to plan for a future exhibition.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Katie McNally

Student group HackCville offers a collaborative space for students to pursue their passions, from HTML coding to sewing, and it’s tapping into a growing network of supportive alumni.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Learning a foreign language in its homeland is one of the best ways for University of Virginia scholars to gain their fluency, and this summer five are being assisted by Critical Language Scholarships from the State Department.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Matt Kelly

The University has funded six pairs of graduate and undergraduate students as they pursue summer research in a variety of fields.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

‘A force for positive change,’ Sullivan is now scheduled to lead U.Va. through July 2018.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Sanjay Suchak

Janet Rafner struggled to reconcile her interests in physics and art until a chance hallway encounter with a physics professor led her in a new direction – one that involved a flight to Paris.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Erik Duda

Many people saw her receive the Class of 2015 Award for Community Service. Now go behind the scenes with Katie Bailey '15, leader of one of the most successful collegiate fundraising organizations in the country.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Joyce Carman

The foundation has selected two dozen new Jefferson Fellows, exceptionally talented graduate students who demonstrate outstanding achievement and the highest promise as scholars, teachers, public servants and business leaders.

Monday, May 18, 2015 | Erik Duda

Take a look back at some of the moments captured during the University of Virginia's 186th Final Exercises weekend and celebrate with the Class of 2015.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Martin C. Battestin, an expert on English author Henry Fielding who retired from the University in 1998, died May 15.

Monday, May 18, 2015 | Mitchell Powers

Mircea Cernev, a native Moldovan, came to the University of Virginia as a championship-caliber ballroom dancer. As a newly minted graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce, he’s leaving as a world-class financial analyst.

Monday, May 18, 2015 | Katie McNally

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced U.Va. and the Virginia State Police will join a working group of government agencies and private firms tasked with identifying cyber attack vulnerabilities before they turn deadly.

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