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Friday, March 27, 2015 | Robert Hull

In its continuing efforts to bring celebrated artists to U.Va., the University will host world-famous Navajo weaver D.Y. Begay, who will demonstrate her art at key locations across Grounds.

Friday, March 27, 2015

People with higher levels of oxytocin have greater activity in regions of the brain that support social cognition, a U.Va. psychology study indicates.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Once free, William Gibbons, who had been a butler, became a prominent minister, and Isabella Gibbons, a former cook, became a teacher in a local freedmen’s school.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Organizing a database of 60,000 entries is not that daunting compared to the complexity of writing a good poem, according to Jeff Baker, a U.Va. IT administrator whose first book, “Whoop and Shush,” recently won the Idaho Prize for Poetry.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A study comparing the IQs of male siblings in which one member was reared by biological parents and the other by adoptive parents found later that the children adopted by parents with more education had higher IQs.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Three dozen winners of the University of Virginia’s undergraduate research grants will explore science, engineering, humanities and medicine this summer, seeking answers to complex questions.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

U.Va. researchers have demonstrated that the new drug targets only harmful proteins in acute myeloid leukemia, meaning that it could be more effective with fewer side effects than current chemotherapy.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | McGregor McCance

With tuition for 2015-16 set, the University will implement a new financial model that provides major relief from need-based student debt for Virginia families.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

With the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center “strong and thriving,” Davie is moving on to a new place and a new career.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The program emphasizes bystander training to intervene in, and ultimately prevent, acts of “power-based personal violence.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Lauren Jones

Catherine Henry didn’t just find a hobby when she walked into the Peirce-Cottler lab at the University of Virginia. She found her calling – and as a Rodman Scholar, Harrison Research Award recipient and Beckman Scholar, she’s had a ton of success.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | McGregor McCance

The Board of Visitors on Tuesday took action to reduce by $10,000 the amount of indebtedness Virginia students qualifying for need-based loans will accrue during their four-year undergraduate careers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | McGregor McCance

University Rector George Keith Martin said board members “are deeply concerned about the safety and security of our students – all of our students, regardless of the circumstances.”

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

The University of Virginia hosted Virginia’s first Lessons From Abroad conference, aiming to help students who have studied abroad process their experiences and incorporate them into their educational and career plans.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

Rebecca Walker used her Harrison Undergraduate Research award to spend seven weeks in Israel in the summer of 2014 to research the cultural and environmental significance of the Aleppo pine tree.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Denis Nekipelov, an economist and advisory board member with U.Va.’s Data Science Institute, is forming coalitions among researchers and students who use big data.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Eric Swensen

U.Va.’s Medical Center Operating Board on Tuesday endorsed a plan to expand the Emergency Department and construct a new bed tower, which will allow nearly all of the hospital’s patient rooms to become private.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

University of Virginia Rector George Keith Martin delivered remarks Tuesday regarding student safety and a recent incident on the University Corner.

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Erik Duda , | Lauren Jones

Designed to function as a service-oriented alternative to the standard college break experience, Alternative Spring Break takes students to locations ranging from the Amazonian rainforests to the Shenandoah Valley.

Monday, March 23, 2015 | McGregor McCance

The total cost of education for an in-state student would rise by 3.3 percent under the proposal to be taken up this week by the Board of Visitors. The increase will fund several University priorities, including student safety and support measures.

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