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U.Va. Hosts Renowned Navajo Weaver for Interactive Arts Residency

Friday, March 27, 2015 | Robert Hull

In its continuing efforts to bring celebrated artists to U.Va., the University will host world-famous Navajo weaver D.Y. Begay, who will demonstrate her art at key locations across Grounds.

Student Research: From Cancer Treatment to How Birds Recognize Songs

Thursday, March 26, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Three dozen winners of the University of Virginia’s undergraduate research grants will explore science, engineering, humanities and medicine this summer, seeking answers to complex questions.

How a Budding Undergraduate Scientist Found Her Calling in a Biomedical Lab

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 | Lauren Jones

Catherine Henry didn’t just find a hobby when she walked into the Peirce-Cottler lab at the University of Virginia. She found her calling – and as a Rodman Scholar, Harrison Research Award recipient and Beckman Scholar, she’s had a ton of success.

New Event Helps Va. Students Use Lessons Learned While Studying Abroad

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

The University of Virginia hosted Virginia’s first Lessons From Abroad conference, aiming to help students who have studied abroad process their experiences and incorporate them into their educational and career plans.

Student Meshed Studies to Explore Pine Trees’ Role in Israeli State Formation

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

Rebecca Walker used her Harrison Undergraduate Research award to spend seven weeks in Israel in the summer of 2014 to research the cultural and environmental significance of the Aleppo pine tree.

Gaining Insight in India: U.Va. Student Studies Yoga Communities

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Lauren Jones

Last summer, third-year Harrison Undergraduate Research Award recipient Wade Oakley traveled to Mysore, India to immerse himself in an academic study of Ashtanga yoga.

Harrison Award Sparks Undergrad to Prove Herself in the Scientific Community

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

Ashley O’Keefe, a fourth-year Harrison Undergraduate Research Award recipient, introduced the importance of a dismissed cell to the scientific community.

Building a Better Course Starts With the Syllabus

Monday, March 16, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

With help from the Teaching Resource Center, professors are jettisoning old approaches to delivering the necessary course content – usually through lectures – and embracing courses that cater to how students learn best.

Oscar-Nominated African Filmmaker Returns to U.Va. for Artist Residency

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Robert Hull

Award-winning African filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako will be in residency at the University of Virginia from April 9-12. His current film, the Oscar-nominated “Timbuktu,” will make its Charlottesville debut.

At ‘Look Hoos Talking,’ Faculty Pack Big Ideas Into 12 Minutes

Thursday, February 26, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

In the spirit of the liberal arts education that Thomas Jefferson envisioned, faculty members presented some of their favorite ideas to students during “Look Hoos Talking.”