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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Mary Wood , | Eric Williamson

Law students will seek new forensic testing as they investigate whether a man was falsely convicted of a 1999 murder in Baltimore, a case that gained notoriety through a hit podcast.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

U.Va. faculty members wrote about topics ranging from black leadership to young adult development, from the history of algebra to football.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | Robert Hull

The University of Virginia continued its ongoing commitment to the arts with another blockbuster semester of outstanding arts-related events and initiatives. Here are just a few of the highlights.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thomas R. Pickering, who once held the third-highest post in the State Department and is a career ambassador, will take part in several Miller Center initiatives, speaking, writing and advising on foreign policy and national security matters.

Monday, December 22, 2014 | Anthony P. de Bruyn

Thomas Skalak, vice president for research at the University of Virginia, has been named the inaugural executive director for science and technology programs at the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation in Seattle.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

The University is making progress on many efforts to increase student safety, President Sullivan and others told the Board of Visitors on Friday.

Friday, December 19, 2014 | Matt Kelly

While the Rotunda has been the centerpiece of the University of Virginia for nearly 200 years, renovations are offering fresh insights into the building’s history and construction – even details from before the 1895 fire that destroyed the original building.

Friday, December 19, 2014 | Matt Kelly

A class assignment to use engineering concepts to craft musical instruments from cigar boxes culminated in an impromptu concert at the University of Virginia’s Madison Hall.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Russia’s ruble has been in a tailspin because of falling oil prices and Western sanctions levied in the wake of Moscow’s incursion into Ukraine. Russia expert Allen C. Lynch explains the situation and lays out some possible answers to the crisis.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | McGregor McCance

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and Rector George Keith Martin met on Wednesday with faculty members in a town hall discussion focused on next steps for U.Va. on the issues of sexual assault and student safety.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Cavalier Fans Defend Waste Diversion, Recycling Titles at Football Game

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In a statement, University Rector George Keith Martin said that the results of an independent review of the University’s policy, practices and procedures regarding sexual assault will be made publicly available.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Dan Heuchert

The rankings, which balance academic strength and cost factors, have included U.Va. among the nation’s top 100 – public or private – since their inception in 2008.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

With the help of a new $2.5 million grant, a ‘quantum leap’ improvement in measurement is coming just as state legislatures are increasingly questioning the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation programs.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Including a measure of breast density makes any model for predicting an individual’s risk of developing breast cancer much more accurate, according to the study.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Erik Duda

The student a capella groups joined forces to provide some holiday cheer this season with a mash-up of “Winter Song” and “White Winter Hymnal.”

Audio recorded and mixed by James Gammon.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

U.Va. professor and administrator Rick Horwitz, a master of the multidisciplinary team approach to solving scientific problems, will lead the institute, created and bankrolled by Microsoft founder Paul Allen.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Marginalia, notes and other items hidden in the pages of pre-1923 books on Alderman library’s shelves will be preserved with a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thomas C. Skalak and John C. Herr were both honored for their efforts to translate their research from basic science into products that benefit society at large.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Seven legislators serving Central Virginia have been invited to the annual Legislative Forum, where they will share their views on the upcoming session and hear constituents’ concerns.


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