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Friday, April 18, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies has launched a series of courses and events focusing on 50th anniversaries in the history of the modern Civil Rights movement and their relevance to today’s society.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Works on the program include Arvo Pårt’s “Magnificat” and “The Beatitudes,” John Tavener’s “The Lamb,” Morten Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium” and works sung by the Chamber Singers during Philip Glass’s recent U.Va. residency.

Friday, April 18, 2014

The season concludes April 26 and 27 with a concert featuring guest soloist Anne-Marie McDermott, who the Philadelphia Inquirer called “one of the great American pianists of her generation.”

Thursday, April 17, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon , | Robert Hull

Design reviews are a staple activity for School of Architecture students, but not often do they include face-to-face feedback from one of the most renowned architects in the world.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A proposed increase would support ongoing efforts to improve faculty and staff compensation, drive initiatives of the University’s strategic plan and cover increases in U.Va.’s contribution to the Virginia Retirement System.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

France’s ambassador to the U.S. presented that nation’s highest decoration to Trinh at Carr’s Hill, citing his “exemplary personal commitment to the promotion of scientific culture and the transatlantic collaboration in the field of astrophysics.”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

More than a decade of collaborative research at three major universities, led by U.Va. professor Ben Calhoun, has overcome many hurdles to create a whole new category of ultra-low-power wireless, batteryless computer chip that could be a “game changer.”

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | John Kelly

The setting is Paris, at the dawn of the 20th century. A suspicious wife sets the farcical wheels in motion for a wild comedic ride that features mistaken identities, narrow escapes, secret rendezvous, crazy coincidences and little lies that grow bigger by the minute.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Charlie Tyson

For many U.Va. students, speaking several languages is a way of life. There are pragmatic reasons for being multilingual in a global society, but students also cite it as a source of joy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Get hot and cold at the University of Virginia’s National Physics Day Show on April 24, when the theme will be “Fire and Ice.”

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Becker’s Hospital Review describes the hospitals chosen for the honor as having “a rich history, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of reform.”

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

The 2008 drama grad performed an hour of stand-up comedy, touching on her first kiss, typical family problems, race, awkward sexual experiences, life in New York City and her recent experiences at “SNL.” She then fielded questions from students.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Three students, tapped to be Beckman Scholars, will pursue groundbreaking research that ultimately could benefit people with diabetes, muscular dystrophy and parasitic infections.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 | Matt Charles

Attendees will leave the summit with investing ideas on new opportunities and trends, based on active discussion with leaders in the field.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Newly hired history professor Alan Taylor earned his second Pulitzer Prize, a feat his U.Va. colleagues characterize as “huge,” “remarkable” and “thrilling for the department.”

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Hartwell Foundation has awarded three U.Va. biomedical researchers with $100,000 each for three years. These awards place U.Va. in the leadership position for all participating schools nationally since Hartwell began the competition in 2006.

Monday, April 14, 2014 | Robert Hull

Friday’s official unveiling of the graffiti art on four panels of the Berlin Wall installed last month on Grounds included remarks by President Teresa A. Sullivan, Jody Kielbasa and Robert Hefner, who loaned the panels to the University.

Monday, April 14, 2014

The University will launch a global search for Darden’s ninth dean, to build on the successes of Robert F. Bruner’s tenure, which will come to a close in 2015.

Monday, April 14, 2014

William Shakespeare is such a studied and celebrated writer that it might seem there could be nothing more to examine about his work. But scholars are still hard at it as Shakespeare’s 450th birthday approaches on April 23.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon , | Mary Wood , | Anne E. Bromley

Toyo Ito, Kenneth Feinberg and former U.S. Sen. Jim Webb – winners of the medals in architecture, law and public service, respectively – spoke on Grounds as part of Founder’s Day observances.

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