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Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Despite making his mark in another field, Kevin Hart has continued writing poetry and just published “Wild Track: New and Selected Poems.”

Thursday, March 5, 2015 | Lauren Jones

On June 1, the third-year student begins his duties on the Board of Visitors – which, as he explained to friends back home, has nothing to do with tourism, but everything to do with running the University.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What has the recent outbreak of Ebola taught us? U.Va.’s John D. Arras and the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues tell us in a report to the U.S. president.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Mary Wood

Donoghue was just the third woman elected to the International Court of Justice, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations based in The Hague, Netherlands.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Cynthia Smith

Hertzberger is acclaimed as a “sociological architect” and creator of innovative common spaces. In his writings and buildings, he challenged the early modernist belief that “form follows function.”

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 | Bruce A. Vlk

Congressman John Lewis rose to prominence in the Civil Rights Movement at the age of 23. He has represented Georgia’s Fifth Congressional District since 1986.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, International Court of Justice Judge Joan E. Donoghue and architect Herman Hertzberger will receive the medals in Citizen Leadership, Law and Architecture – the highest honors the University and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation award.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A high-level delegation is in Shanghai to celebrate the grand opening.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

This May, the first class of eight QuestBridge scholars will graduate, adding to the accomplishments of these high-achieving students who have excelled at U.Va.

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Robert Hull

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen has recorded the sounds of New York, transforming the city’s sonic landscape into art. Her exhibit opens at the Museum of the City of New York in early March.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Researchers at U.Va.’s School of Medicine examined how stress and obesity contribute to type-2 diabetes, and discovered a surprising process.

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Mitchell Powers

The recent Salsa Fest brought participants on Grounds from all over the East Coast, showcasing the University’s thriving Latin dance scene.

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Geoffrey Skelley

Hans Peter Manz discussed trade and international conflict during an appearance Thursday at the University of Virginia.

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Politics professor John M. Owen IV compares fractures within modern Islamism to factions within political Christianity in Europe 500 years ago.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

In the spirit of the liberal arts education that Thomas Jefferson envisioned, faculty members presented some of their favorite ideas to students during “Look Hoos Talking.”

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Matt Kelly

The challenge is part of the eight-week long RecycleMania competition, which involves more than 600 colleges and universities nationwide. U.Va. is the six-time winner of the “Gorilla Prize” for the commonwealth of Virginia.

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Without two of Shakespeare’s friends publishing the collection of his plays in 1623, the world might never have known “Macbeth,” “Twelfth Night,” “Julius Caesar,” “As You Like It” and “The Tempest,” among others.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | McGregor McCance

Formed amid last semester’s intensive discussions are sexual assault and student safety issues, the three working groups are seeking community input on prevention, response and culture measures.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Residents of inner cities are younger, wealthier and better educated than in the past. When they decide to move out of town, though, they appear to be settling into the outer suburbs. Inner suburbs, meanwhile, are seeing higher levels of poverty.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Tim Freilich reflects on his undergraduate experience with Madison House and how it influenced his journey, plus his vision for Madison House into the future.


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