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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Joyce Carman

The foundation has selected two dozen new Jefferson Fellows, exceptionally talented graduate students who demonstrate outstanding achievement and the highest promise as scholars, teachers, public servants and business leaders.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Martin C. Battestin, an expert on English author Henry Fielding who retired from the University in 1998, died May 15.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

After her family’s cover-of-darkness flight from Afghanistan, Sage Morghan eventually went on to study French cinema and will teach in Paris at the Sorbonne Nouvelle.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Caroline Newman

As graduation looms, U.Va.’s Class of 2015 can look forward to high job placement rates and increasing compensation.

Monday, May 11, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Globalization of trade is creating instability in the food distribution system, according to results from a study led by U.Va. environmental scientist Paolo D’Odorico.

Friday, May 8, 2015 | Robert Hull

According to Lisa Russ Spaar, director of U.Va.’s undergraduate poetry writing program, Nora Toh has been “a transformative and gracious force in our Academical Village.” Find out why in this Q&A with the 2015 grad.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Using the world’s largest radio telescope, U.Va. astronomer Kelsey Johnson has led the discovery of the first known example of a globular cluster about to be born.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 | Katie McNally

Philosophy professor James Cargile is among the most popular at the University, revered for his devotion to teaching students in and outside the classroom and for his building of collegiality among his peers.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Moran Chen, who earns her Ph.D. this month in a pioneering area of physics, has already distinguished herself as a leading researcher.

Friday, May 1, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

How to address some of the major challenges brought about by humans’ interactions with the environment is the subject of a forum this week, designed to explore the possibilities for a new multidisciplinary initiative.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Jane Kelly

Supermarket scanner data was used to track consumers’ purchasing habits in the United States as Washington and Paris faced off over the infamous ground war.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | Lauren Jones

A visit to Charlottesville inspired a former television writer and producer to pack up and pursue the education he’d always wanted. Four years later, Robert Dewberry will graduate from U.Va. with a history degree and an aspiration to become a professor.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 | Jane Kelly

He wasn’t a fan at first, but the gregarious Rafat Khan quickly realized U.Va. “was the perfect match” for him and found a passion for public speaking by connecting with parents, students and alumni.

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va. and five other major universities on Monday signed a charter with Virginia Sea Grant to cooperate on coastal research, outreach and education activities.

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

From student to teacher, Blake Calhoun has impacted many during her time at U.Va. As she prepares to graduate, she reflects on her experience with the many student organizations she has been a part of and considers her future at U.Va.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

The global public health major will graduate May 16 with a minor in art and proceed to the School of Medicine’s one-year master’s in public health program in the fall.

Friday, April 24, 2015 | Matt Kelly

History major Brittany Brown has received a Kenan Fellowship to investigate relations among students, faculty and slaves in early years of the University of Virginia.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Anthony P. de Bruyn

The 33rd U.Va. faculty member to be inducted, she will go in alongside Terry Gross, executive producer of NPR’s “Fresh Air”; Phillip Knight, co-founder of Nike; and U.Va. alumna Janet A. Napolitano, president of the University of California system.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University of Virginia history professor Elizabeth Thompson was named to the inaugural class of Andrew Carnegie Fellows, scholars who examine American politics or threats to international order.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

A roundup of some of recent accomplishments by the University and its faculty, ranging from law faculty to an English professor to caregivers at the U.Va. Health System


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