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Ironwoman: Alumna Eyes a World Championship

Camrynn “Cammie” Fausey, the 2014 all-world Ironman champion for her age group, relies on extraordinary mental stamina to complete the grueling triathlon and challenge herself on the course and in the classroom.

What’s in a Name? Professor Studies the Psychological Power of the Signature

Assistant Professor of Public Policy Eileen Chou found that some forms of e-signatures promote more honest behavior than others.

New Professor Studies Stigmatized Businesses While Breaking Her Own Barriers

Kisha Lashley’s study of the medical marijuana industry is instructive for entrepreneurs entering unfamiliar territory, and her journey from a small Caribbean island to a Ph.D. is inspirational in a field in need of more female and minority professors.

UVa Press to Digitize Papers of Woodrow Wilson

Wilson is already one of the most accessible presidents in U.S. history, thanks to the Papers of Woodrow Wilson, published by Princeton University Press. Now, U.Va. Press will put more than 38,400 documents online through their electronic imprint, Rotunda.

Breaking Down the Buzzword: Design Thinking and Its Many Applications at U.Va.

Faculty and students across the University are using the problem-solving method to find tangible solutions to some of the most pressing problems, from water scarcity to education policy, corporate strategy to government gridlock.


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Top European Scholar Crosses Atlantic to Lead UVA Center for Design and Health

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Jenny Roe is considered a global leader in the study of design and health, examining how good design can heal us and bad design might be harming us more than we realize. Her research even drew the attention of the king of Sweden.

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Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn Comes a Day Early this Year

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Despite a Halloween Day football game and ongoing renovations to the Rotunda, the annual student-run tradition will continue. Students will hand out candy to thousands of local children on Oct. 30 this year.

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Despite Advances, Breast Cancer Patients Eschew Potentially Life-Saving Radiation

Thursday, October 8, 2015

It was hoped that streamlining breast-cancer radiation treatment to reduce the number of doctor visits necessary would increase the number of women getting the treatment. A new study, however, has found that adoption of the technique has stagnated.

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What’s Behind Putin's Ramped-Up Syria Intervention?

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Allen Lynch, a professor of politics and a Russian foreign policy expert, said Moscow’s increased military intervention in Syria supports the ‘least bad’ of choices.

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For our most recent Throwback Thursday post on Facebook, we combed through our collection of Corks and Curls in search of pictures of some of our notable alumni.

We looked for individuals who could be easily recognized and, to provide a challenge, some who could not. Surprisingly, some of the people we had in mind, like Robert Kennedy (LAW 1951), didn’t have an individual photo.

We narrowed the selected pics down to a group of...

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