Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Athletics

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 4:36pm
Tara Vittese earned her third career ACC Player of the Week honor after scoring a game-winning and a game-tying goal in last weekend's pair of games.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 3:51pm
The Virginia cross country teams have been ranked in the first national poll of the 2015 season and open the season with the UVa Duals at Panorama Farms Wednesday.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 2:57pm
Virginia athletics announced StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, is now the official fan-to-fan secondary ticket marketplace for Cavalier fans and replaces the Virginia Ticket Marketplace. Through StubHub's partnership with Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan), the ticketing software solution used by UVa athletics, fans will have access to a more complete ticket buying experience.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:53am
Get to know the 2015 Virginia volleyball team freshmen, Coral Kazaroff (Apex, N.C.), Harley Sebastian (Atlanta, Ga.), Anna Walsh (Grapevine, Texas) and Kat Young (Chantilly, Va.).
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 11:50am
Tom Scott, the first two-sport All-American at Virginia, passed away on Monday, Aug. 31. He was 84 years old. A native of Baltimore, Md., Scott was an All-American in both football and lacrosse at UVa. He enjoyed a 12-year career in the National Football League and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969. Scott also played baseball and basketball at Virginia and earned a total of seven varsity letters.

Cavalier Daily

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:58pm
Charlottesville-based company Apex Clean Energy constructed two test towers in Botetourt County to explore the possibly of a large-scale wind power plant in the area. The test towers will gather information about wind in the area, and be used to determine whether Apex will install 25 wind turbines on private property that has been procured for the plant. Savannah Borders
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:57pm
Several presidents of Virginia’s universities rose to the top of the list of most compensated state employees, following a new state requirement that all compensation must be reported to the state. Angela Pham
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 9:27pm
The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies held a forum on Race, Citizenship, and Social Justice Thursday afternoon which was attended by hundreds of students, faculty, and community members. Grace Erard
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 8:52pm
The Jefferson Area Drug Enforcement task force has recently seen a massive surge in the number of calls related to the use of spice, also known as synthetic marijuana. Madeline Nagy
Monday, August 31, 2015 - 4:41pm
University economists traveled to Richmond Aug. 21 for a biannual conference with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Mairead Crotty

Darden

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:00am

UVa Darden School Welcomes Dean Designate Scott C Beardsley U.Va. Darden School Welcomes Dean Designate Scott C. Beardsley 2015-01-22 Faculty, students, staff and alumni welcomed Scott C. Beardsley, the ninth dean of the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.  by Carlos Santos.... Read More.

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 12:00am

UVa Darden School of Business Announces Spring C Suite Level Speakers U.Va. Darden School of Business Announces Spring C-Suite Level Speakers 2015-01-16 The University of Virginia Darden School of Business  today announced its spring 2015 Leadership Speaker Series lineup. The  University of V.... Read More.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 12:00am

UVa Darden Schools Batten Institute Partners With Miller Center on Report That Seeks to Unleash Job Creating Power of Entrepreneurship U.Va. Darden School's Batten Institute Partners With Miller Center on Report That Seeks to Unleash Job-Creating Power of Entrepreneurship 2015-01-15 The University o.... Read More.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 12:00am

Scott Beardsley Named Next Dean of University of Virginia Darden School of Business Scott Beardsley Named Next Dean of University of Virginia Darden School of Business 2015-01-08 The University of Virginia announced today that Scott C. Beardsley has been selected as the ninth dean of the University.... Read More.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 12:00am

UVa Darden School Students First to Study the New Cuba U.Va. Darden School Students First to Study the New Cuba 2015-01-07 University of Virginia Darden School of Business Professor Greg Fairchild  is traveling in Cuba this week with over two dozen MBA students.  by Carlos Santos Unive.... Read More.

Health System

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:40am

Becker’s Hospital Review has honored the University of Virginia Department of Neurosurgery and the UVA Spine Center at UVA Medical Center on its 2014 list of 100 hospitals with great neurosurgery and spine programs.

The programs named to the list "offer remarkable spine and neurosurgical care as based on clinical accolades and...

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 8:17am

Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia Medical Center on its 2014 list of 125 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 3:06pm

A pilot study led by a University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher suggests that tampons could help detect ovarian cancer.

“Gynecologic malignancies such as cervical cancer can be detected at early stages through regular Pap smears, but similar screening is not available for ovarian cancer, which often presents in an advanced stage when the cancer has spread,” said the study’s principal...

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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 10:08am

To help University of Virginia Health System care providers take full advantage of technology to enhance patient care, UVA has named its first chief medical information officer (CMIO). 

Michael A. Williams, MD, FAAP, comes to UVA from North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System in New York, where he has served since March 2012 as the first regional CMIO for four hospitals in the 16-hospital system. Williams also served as the first CMIO at the Medical Center of Central Georgia...

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 2:28pm

University of Virginia Health System neurosurgeons Chris Shaffrey, MD, and Justin Smith, MD, PhD, have been named among the 18 best spine surgeons in North America.

The distinction comes from Orthopedics This Week, and is based on a survey of what the publication...

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Law School

Monday, August 31, 2015 - 2:37pm

Previously set to be recycled, the books featured in the UVA Law Library's annual art date from the 19th century to the 21st, with some featuring letterpress, hand-set type and even cotton pages. The exhibit features 14 local female artists and a wide range of interpretations..... Read More.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 12:19pm

Find out what Professor Margaret Foster Riley says is special about being a law professor, and get to know UVA Law faculty through our "Six Questions" series, which explores the personal side of being a teacher and mentor..... Read More.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 2:45pm

Marit Spekman '09 and Lauren Ventre '12 hold law and bachelor's degrees from UVA. Spekman also brings experience from the hiring side, while Ventre has experience as a career adviser..... Read More.

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:07pm

The UVA Law Class of 2018 includes 36 recipients of the prestigious Hardy Cross Dillard Scholarship, which offers full tuition to a select group of outstanding students..... Read More.

Friday, August 21, 2015 - 11:08am

Find out what Professor Darryl Brown says about corporations and securities regulation courses, and get to know other UVA Law faculty through our "Six Questions" series, which explores the personal side of being a teacher and mentor..... Read More.

Virginia Magazine

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 11:00am

In September 2004, a U.Va. English department teaching assistant took 23 students to the decommissioned Blue Ridge Sanatorium out in the Charlottesville countryside and helped them climb over a padlocked fence to explore the property. He wanted his American detective fiction students to better understand eerie settings. The class got a first-hand taste of crime, though, when the T.A. and each of his students were charged with trespassing (the charges were later dropped, but the T.A. was suspended). Foolish as the instructor may have been, the lure is understandable. The University owns a...

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 8:48am

It’s impossible to pin down exactly when the University of Virginia got its start—long before the first cornerstone was laid for Pavilion VII, long before the first student paid his tuition, Thomas Jefferson had envisioned the Academical Village and planned the course elective system in his mind.

But many of U.Va.’s critical first moments are marked in time. Each event listed here is a milestone for the University. Many occurred long ago, others are not so distant, and certainly there are more firsts to come.

The Early Days

First Plans for...

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 1:44pm

In his upcoming book, Why Leaders Fight, Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam and his team analyze dozens of pieces of biographical data for 2,500 world leaders since the 1870s—political chief executives, heads of state, presidents, dictators, kings, prime ministers—for risk aversion and acceptance. Using the data—experiences in their lives such as losing their parents, seeing battle and suffering trauma—they developed a model to predict risk-taking in terms of the willingness to use force against one’s neighbors. Stam...

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Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:03pm

When U.Va.’s Black Student Alliance rallied in fall 2014 to protest police actions in Ferguson, Missouri, Will Mullany (Col ’16) was there with his tape recorder, interviewing students and capturing their speeches and poems on the Lawn for “Black Lives Matter,” a special programming segment for WXTJ, U.Va.’s newest radio station.

The segment won a Silver Microphone Trophy Award from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System for best documentary. It was a chance, says Mullany, to document student voices on Grounds and showcase the power of radio...

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Friday, August 21, 2015 - 10:18am

Tom Bannard moved into his first-year dorm with a suitcase full of liquor. Almost from the start, he recalls, he was a daily drinker, but he managed to keep his grades up. He didn’t see a problem.

He continued to drink and use drugs every day until his fourth year—when an arrest spurred him to seek help off Grounds. After four months in treatment, he was welcomed back to U.Va. by his dean to finish his degree, but he worried about protecting his sobriety. “The culture at U.Va. was very supportive of drinking as long as you could keep your stuff together,...

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