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Friday, August 22, 2014

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.

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

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.

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

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.

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Dan Heuchert

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Charlotte Morford

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | McGregor McCance

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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“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.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The University of Virginia’s largest classroom building has been transformed – and air-conditioned – after four years of extensive interior renovations.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

An online project via the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities promises to transform historical research.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A “Star Party” featuring telescopes, food, apple cider and the night sky is set for Saturday at a cidery in Albemarle County.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Jane Kelly

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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

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.

Monday, August 18, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

The U.Va.-developed video tool will be featured at Thursday's Teaching with Technology Fair.

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Jane Kelly

U.Va. is unveiling a new Global Studies major this fall that offers several tracks, including “security and justice” and “environments and sustainability.”

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

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.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Virginia has one of the most economically vulnerable coastlines in the world, and serious planning is under way to protect it from rising seas.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

A new online academic journal, founded by a University of Virginia history graduate student, examines the cultural legacy of Bruce Springsteen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Mary Summers Whittle

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.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Lauren Jones

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.

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