First-year students have an opportunity to develop stronger connections with their advisers before selecting majors by taking a one-credit College Advising Seminar, or COLA.
In his “First Lecture” to first-year students in the College of Arts & Sciences, Ian Baucom urged his audience to embrace U.Va.’s history and traditions while daring to break new paths for the University.
A “Star Party” featuring telescopes, food, apple cider and the night sky is set for Saturday at a cidery in Albemarle County.
A new online academic journal, founded by a University of Virginia history graduate student, examines the cultural legacy of Bruce Springsteen.
A sample of new titles from U.Va. creative writing alumni shows the wealth of talent coming out of the small but well-regarded program.
Economist Steven Stern found that Region Ten, the only option for those who cannot afford private mental health care, faces at least twice as much demand as it is serving.
The project “is breaking new ground in encouraging theologians and religion scholars to attend more intentionally to the everyday experiences of ordinary Christians,” an endowment official said.
The Center for Politics will update its interactive maps weekly, showing which way its analysts believe races for the House, Senate and governorships are leaning and explaining the logic behind changes in ratings.
A University of Virginia undergraduate is spending her summer researching the abilities of different sunflower types to absorb heavy metals for purposes ranging from environmental cleanup to safe consumer products.
People are focused on the external world and don’t enjoy spending much time alone thinking, according to a new study led by U.Va. psychologist Timothy Wilson and published in the journal Science.
Librarian of Congress James Billington said of Wright, “For almost 50 years his poems have reckoned with what he calls ‘language, landscape and the idea of God.’”
Being cool as a teenager may not be so cool later, according to a new U.Va. psychology study. The problem, researchers say, is that staying in the top spot often requires more and more extreme behavior.
Bacteria that cause meningitis and gonorrhea seemed to evade detection by the body’s immune system before flaring up. U.Va. chemist Linda Columbus and her research team want to know how.
Confrontational and deceptive interrogation techniques are inappropriate for the developing adolescent mind, according to Todd Warner’s psychology study at U.Va.
Onyinye Ihezukwu says the Creative Writing Program gives her the time and space “to listen to the silence behind the noise of conventional living,” which enriches her storytelling.
A pioneer in digital humanities, Jerome J. McGann joins an elite group of scholars and scientists in the American Philosophical Society, an organization Benjamin Franklin founded in 1743.
As the EPA prepares to issue new clean-air guidelines to the states Monday, Thomson, a professor of environmental sciences and politics, offers a framework for climate change policy in the U.S., using Germany and Brazil as comparators.
Modeled after the Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards, the University Award for Projects in the Arts will provide five students with up to $3,000 apiece to pursue projects that involve filmmaking, poetry, photography and painting.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove and award-winning poet Lisa Russ Spaar, both U.Va. faculty members, mourned today’s loss of a major literary and cultural figure.
He’s got the beat: recent University of Virginia graduate Alan Brody used his Undergraduate Arts Award to explore new ways of teaching African drumming, singing and dancing.