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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Following expert commentary, breakout sessions will consider several responses to the crisis, from the role of the U.S. government to health and psycho-social victim support and economic empowerment to affected women and girls.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 | Rob Smith

Ricardo Idagi’s three-week residency gave students the opportunity to learn Australian Aboriginal art firsthand and gain an appreciation for its origins.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Mary Wood

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic’s 12th case to reach the highest court in the land involves a fascinating question: Can the government prevent the sale of a convicted felon’s legally owned firearms, even if they were unrelated to his crime?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Virginia Carter

In the lead-up to Homecomings Weekend, organizers behind the “Hoos Got Your Back” campaign are planning a series of events this week aimed at preventing sexual assault.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Lauren Jones

On Saturday, U.Va. will host its 11th annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s event on the Lawn. Since 2004, U.Va. has raised more than $346,000 to support research toward finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. And the whole event is student-run.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 | Stephanie DeVaux

Lawn residents and U.Va. students will once again welcome local trick-or-treaters to the Lawn on Halloween afternoon, one of the highlights of the academic year.

Monday, October 20, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

A U.Va. study used advanced DNA sequencing to produce new insights into the potentially nefarious origins of the cells’ “powerhouse” organelles.

Monday, October 20, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

W. Ralph Eubanks, who joined the staff last year, talks about what he thinks makes the journal distinctive, as well as a little bit about his own work and interests – including Southern food.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Successful applicants, including six undergraduate and two graduate students, will work with University partners to improve rural health conditions in South Africa, Uganda and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Drs. Chris Shaffrey and Justin Smith are among 18 surgeons chosen by a panel of “thought leaders in the field,” a list compiled by Orthopedics This Week.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

Kevin Spacey, the award-winning American film and stage actor, director, screenwriter and producer, talked arts and surviving college at the second installment of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

Friday, October 17, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan called for “appropriate recognition of the historical role of slavery and enslaved persons at the University” as the University nears its bicentennial.

Friday, October 17, 2014

“The University of Virginia holds a unique and special place in the history of higher education in the nation and the world,” he said. “I will be forever grateful to the talented faculty, students and staff with whom I have had the privilege to work at this storied institution.”

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The 15-member panel is seeking ways to improve safety across the Charlottesville-Albemarle-U.Va. community, with emphases on enforcement, prevention and awareness, and engagement and education.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

U.Va. undergraduates have the opportunity to live and learn in residential colleges. Three distinct environments offer the chance for faculty and students to fulfill Thomas Jefferson’s vision for the University as a learning community.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va.’s Data Science Institute on Friday kicks off a series of six data science lectures with a talk by Zillow economist Stan Humphries.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

U.Va.’s Center for Survey Research is partnering with a D.C.-based nonpartisan organization in an effort that will use innovative methods and technology to give the American people more influence in the policymaking process.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Agnes Filipowski

Lynn, a 1951 Curry School of Education graduate, will be honored on Oct. 23 for her $3 million endowment to the Women’s Center.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

Will Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate? And what happens if they do? U.Va.’s crack team of political pundits ponders those questions and a few more.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Counter to negative stereotypes about low-income, urban males of color, most teens in the study endorsed pro-social values like valuing achievement and responsibility, and had positive attitudes toward school and beliefs about their future.

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