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Biomedical Engineering Faculty Move to Hands-On Learning

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The traditional way to teach engineering – lectures, homework sets and tests – often leaves little room for students to do actual hands-on engineering. Several professors in U.Va.’s Engineering School are now using the latest innovative methods.

Law School Seminars Explore Ethics, Morality Through Popular Literature and Film

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 | Eric Williamson

What can Marlon Brando and John Steinbeck teach future lawyers about how they go about their work? Informal, one-credit seminars use books, films and simulations to explore the concepts of legal ethics and morality.

Winter is Coming: Students Talk Murder, Mayhem, Magic in ‘Game of Thrones’ Course

Monday, July 14, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Students in Lisa Woolfork’s “Game of Thrones” summer course are using their literary analysis skills to examine the way the novels are transformed into the HBO series.

U.Va.’s Commerce School Takes Its Successful Business Program for Non-Majors Online

Friday, July 11, 2014 | Mary Summers Whittle

The McIntire Business Institute, which has taught business concepts to non-business majors and the general public for more than three decades, is now being offered online, too.

Civil Rights Act Part of Complicated History, Mixed Legacy, U.Va. Scholars Say

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the landmark civil rights legislation, U.Va. experts reflect on what led to the final vote and what came afterward.

U.Va. Students, Alumni Earn Scholarships to Immerse Themselves in Languages

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

It’s a complex world, and the State Department has a need for fluent speakers of many languages ¬– so much so that Uncle Sam foots the bill for top students to travel overseas and learn from native speakers.

Summer Session: Students Contemplate Islamic Uprisings as They Unfold

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Students in a U.Va. summer course are analyzing the still-unfolding revolutions across the Middle East through the lens of news reports, as well as religion, music, sociology and economics, and keeping an eye on tensions elsewhere in the region.

Darden, Better Business Bureau Team Examine Self-Regulation at D.C. Conference

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | Bruce A. Vlk

Sometimes, an industry can find that it’s better, and sometimes more effective, to regulate itself than to have government step in. One case in point: advertising fraud, which can harm honest businesses but lies largely outside of government control.

U.Va. Law Clinic Headed to Supreme Court Again with Facebook Threat Case

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

At issue is where the line is between an idle threat and a true threat. In its 11th case before the highest court in the land, the Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic is representing a Pennsylvania man convicted of making online threats toward his ex-wife.

SCHEV Approves New Data Science Master’s Program

Tuesday, June 3, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

Students will gain a broad, interdisciplinary approach to data science through a new, one-year master’s degree program.

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