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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Chemist Donald Hunt, historian Peter Onuf and archaeologist Stephen Plog join some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities and the arts in the 2014 entering class.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Noelle Hurd studies the mentoring relationships of economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents, while Joanna Lee Williams is probing diverse middle-school peer groups. Both were named Grant Foundation Scholars.

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 | 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.

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.”

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.”

Friday, April 11, 2014 | Robert Hull , | Anne Donnelly

Jefferson meets Shakespeare on Grounds as undergraduate students from the U.Va. drama department celebrate the great playwright’s 450th birthday with talks, performances and even a birthday party from April 23-26.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 | John Kelly

The University of Virginia’s summer drama offerings are heavy on comedy and music in 2014.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

Lindsay Hinz, a student in U.Va.’s M.F.A. costume design and technology program, won the Zelma H. Weisfeld Award for her work, and has already sewn up several job offers as a result. She is the first costume technologist to receive the award.

Monday, April 7, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

Popular U.Va. physics professor Lou Bloomfield has dedicated his career to bringing science to general audiences. “Any science that I can get on TV is a triumph,” he said, “and combining science with sports is a good way to get people’s attention.”

Friday, April 4, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Computer scientist David Evans, neuroscientist Jonathan Kipnis, astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson and biomedical engineer Jason Papin will receive U.Va. funding for their innovative work.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Many enslaved and free black women’s actions that were construed as crimes in the Civil War period can also be understood as strategies of survival, resistance or self-expression, argues doctoral student Tamika Richeson.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Three U.Va. undergraduates receive prestigious prize to analyze and improve special education in Africa.

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Spring Dance Concert of U.Va.’s Department of Drama will be performed on April 3-5, offering 12 pieces in a combination of dance, staging, original music and improvisation presented by students, faculty and guest artists.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

University of Virginia undergraduate researcher Cameron Dodge investigates the relatively unexplored brazilwood trade, its importance to European industrialization and the settling of Brazil.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Despite having “50,000 reasons to be arch-rivals,” friends Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy and Alan Taylor agree the dual nominations celebrate U.Va.’s strength in American colonial history.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Robert Hull

Philip Glass, America’s most famous living composer of classical music, whose work ranges from operas to film scores, will be this year’s U.Va. Music Arts Board artist-in-residence from March 31 through April 2.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Jane Kaltenbach

The concerts, to be held March 22 and 23, will feature principal trombonist Nathan Dishman, a member of the U.Va. music faculty.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | Jane Kelly , | Dan Heuchert

U.Va. graduate and professional schools continue to thrive in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report rankings.

Friday, March 7, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

The March 19-23 festival – a book lover’s dream – will celebrate the printed word in all its variations, with plenty of participation from members of the U.Va. community.

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