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Pilot Program Offers Incoming Students a Mountaintop Experience

Monday, August 31, 2015 | Will Mullany

The Cavalier Outdoor Adventure Retreat invited three groups of 10 incoming first-year students to travel into the Shenandoah National Park for two days of hiking, staying in a primitive cabin and – hopefully – bonding with one another.

Aerospace Student Aims for the Stars, and a Career at SpaceX

Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Laura Longhine

Yes, Kelly Thomas really does want to become a rocket scientist, and the summer internships she has landed appear to have her on the right track.

Experts Offer Simple Solutions to Defeat Back-to-School Stress

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The start of a new academic year can be stressful, especially for first-year and transfer students. U.Va. experts offer real-world strategies to not only lessen the stress, but make this the best year ever.

Woodson Institute Forum to Address Race, Citizenship and Social Justice

Monday, August 24, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

The forum on Thursday, featuring five leaders in African-American studies, aims to present up-to-date scholarship on these issues and will include time for discussion between the panelists and students, faculty, staff and community members.

Meeting Major Need, U.Va. Offers First Special Ed Master’s Program in No.Va.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 | Audrey Breen

The most critical teacher shortage in Virginia’s schools is in special education. In response, U.Va.’s Curry School of Education is offering its special education Master of Teaching degree outside of Charlottesville for the first time.

New Program Allows Any Undergrad to Minor in Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Katie McNally

The new entrepreneurship minor features both social and technology entrepreneurship concentrations. It represents the collaborative efforts of seven schools, and is still growing.

New U.Va. Dual-Degree Program Aims to Meet Demand for STEM Teachers

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Audrey Breen

The Curry School of Education and the School of Engineering and Applied Science are launching a new five-year program that will result in students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and a master’s in teaching.

Student Initiative Offers Incoming First-Years TREE of Sustainable Knowledge

Monday, August 17, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Residents of the McCormick Road first-year houses will receive intensive education on the University’s sustainability efforts – and a few freebies.

Cavalier Travels Offers a Lifetime of Learning All Around the Globe

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | Katie McNally

Cavalier Travels brings global educational experiences to U.Va. alumni long after graduation. One of their most recent trips took travelers through the breathtaking landscape of Alaska.

Intensive Summer Language Study Pays Off for ROTC Cadets – and the Military

Monday, August 10, 2015 | Matt Kelly

For seven years, the University of Virginia and the Department of Defense have teamed to promote “critical language” learning for ROTC cadets.

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