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Alumni Mentors Offer Students the Inside Scoop on Fulfilling Careers After Graduation

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Kathleen Herring

The new program gives students insights into their intended career paths, while offering alumni a fulfilling new way to give back to the University.

In New U.Va. MOOC, Washington Veterans Share Real-World Policymaking Lessons

Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Bruce A. Vlk, | H. Brevy Cannon

Among those who will offer their expertise: U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, former Congressman Tom Davis, Congressman Gerry Connolly and former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers.

After Teaching 45,000 Students, Elzinga in a Class By Himself

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Mitchell Powers, | Lauren Jones

Now in his 47th academic year as a faculty member at the University of Virginia, Ken Elzinga is showing no signs of slowing down.

Architecture School’s Fourth Annual ‘Vortex’ Takes on the Ivy Road Corridor

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

U.Va. students in the School of Architecture kicked off their semester with a weeklong design competition. The winning design incorporated safety elements, connectivity to grounds and sustainability on the Ivy-Emmet corridor.

Groundbreaking Nanomedicine Program Creates Opportunities for Undergraduates

Friday, January 16, 2015

Understanding how things work at the smallest scales, where the normal rules don’t always apply, gives U.Va. undergraduate engineering students a leg up on their peers.

Julian Bond to Lead U.Va.-Sponsored Tour of Civil Rights Landmarks

Monday, January 5, 2015 | Lorenzo Perez

In March, Bond will lead participants in the Civil Rights South Seminar on a tour of Atlanta; Montgomery, Ala.; and other historic sites from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Former Under Secretary of State, U.N. Ambassador Takes Miller Center Post

Monday, December 22, 2014

Thomas R. Pickering, who once held the third-highest post in the State Department and is a career ambassador, will take part in several Miller Center initiatives, speaking, writing and advising on foreign policy and national security matters.

Students Serenade the President with Handcrafted, Engineered Instruments

Friday, December 19, 2014 | Matt Kelly

A class assignment to use engineering concepts to craft musical instruments from cigar boxes culminated in an impromptu concert at the University of Virginia’s Madison Hall.

Nursing Student Aims to Improve Clinicians’ Care, Efficiency by Boosting Resilience

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

With a grant from the Boston-based Lown Institute, third-year nursing student Jane Muir will implement a resilience program for nursing and medical students with the goal of enhancing compassion, clinical abilities and efficiency.

A ‘Serial’ Addiction: Hit Podcast Features Legal Footwork of U.Va.’s Innocence Project

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Eric Williamson

U.Va. law students have taken on the real-life case of Adnan Syed, a Baltimore man convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 1999. The weekly Internet-distributed production tracks his story, as the students probe the strength of the case against him.

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