Milani, professor of Persian literature and women’s studies, won awards for her translations of the work of Simin Behbahani, who died Tuesday. The courageous poet was an inspiration for Milani and many of her compatriots, inside and outside Iran.
A 105-foot research tower has been built at U.Va.’s Mountain Lake Biological Station as part of a $430 million National Science Foundation ecological observatory that will monitor conditions from the Arctic to the tropics.
Among other new things on Grounds for 2014-15, three new deans will lead schools, new majors will engage students and major literary and arts figures will visit U.Va. Several changes offer new opportunities for students, faculty and staff.
The Class of 2018, the most diverse in University history, began unpacking its bags on Friday. The 2014-15 academic year officially opens with Tuesday’s first day of classes.
Wittenborg’s tenure has been defined by her innovative approach to serving students, faculty and the University community, whether that’s with an in-house café, a scholars’ lab or a new special collections library.
Students and University officials are targeting the onset of the “Red Zone,” the time at the beginning of the academic year when most sexual misconduct is reported. The campaign builds on the University’s strength as a community of trust, one student leader says.
“Fed Up,” which Couric narrates and co-produced, critiques the “Big Sugar” lobby and government officials who it says are complicit in the nation’s obesity epidemic.
The University of Virginia’s largest classroom building has been transformed – and air-conditioned – after four years of extensive interior renovations.
An online project via the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities promises to transform historical research.
A “Star Party” featuring telescopes, food, apple cider and the night sky is set for Saturday at a cidery in Albemarle County.
Russia’s ambassador to the United States will discuss the countries’ strained relations at U.Va. on Aug. 26. The event is free and open to the public.
The more people who attend your wedding and the fewer relationships you had prior to marriage, the more likely you are to report a high-quality marriage.
At a summer retreat, U.Va. students and a faculty member learned new methods for enhancing the Sustained Dialogue program and building an inclusive community on Grounds.
The U.Va.-developed video tool will be featured at Thursday's Teaching with Technology Fair.
U.Va. is unveiling a new Global Studies major this fall that offers several tracks, including “security and justice” and “environments and sustainability.”
Ph.D. nursing student Rebecca Coffin is researching the health care given in what she calls "incarceration camps," where Japanese-Americans were held during World War II.
Virginia has one of the most economically vulnerable coastlines in the world, and serious planning is under way to protect it from rising seas.
A new online academic journal, founded by a University of Virginia history graduate student, examines the cultural legacy of Bruce Springsteen.
Business is now generating mind-boggling quantities of data. College graduates who can analyze that data and use it to an organization’s advantage are in high demand, say the new center’s organizers.
A University of Virginia undergraduate history major found that, unlike Protestants, American Catholics remained united as a church during the American Civil War, though individual churches supported their combatants.