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Friday, May 29, 2015 | Lorenzo Perez

In a first for a ground-based telescope, the astronomers have observed a distinctive, never-before-seen feature on Jupiter’s innermost moon, Io.

Friday, May 29, 2015 | Lauren Maupin

Smith, who directs the only museum in the U.S. dedicated to Australian Aboriginal art, is being recognized with the highest honor the Australian government bestows upon individuals who have contributed outstanding service in their field.

Friday, May 29, 2015 | Jimmy Wright

The Jefferson Scholars Foundation has announced the names of 35 young men and women who will commence their studies at the University of Virginia in August as the Jefferson Scholars Class of 2019.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Matt Kelly

U.Va. alumni and graduate students will be using Fulbright grants to teach English or continue their research in foreign countries next year.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The director of the program says jobs are plentiful and students should be guided by their passions, not job jitters.

Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Caroline Newman

At the Darden School of Business and the McIntire School of Commerce, students make the investing decisions normally delegated to the University’s endowment manager.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Robert Hull

U.Va.’s Special Collections Library holds rare artifacts and documents dating as far back as Babylonian times. This month, the library acquired its first original manuscript from classical antiquity, and research has already begun on the text.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Engineering and architecture students are working on the University of Virginia’s Rotunda renovation as interns, supplementing their classroom education with practical experience.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

By unlocking the secrets of a bizarre virus that survives in nearly boiling acid, scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have found a blueprint for battling human disease using DNA clad in near-indestructible armor.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Mary Summers Whittle , | Caroline Newman

Seventeen years ago, a young Karissa Nanetta witnessed the combustible despair of poverty as riots raged outside her home in Jakarta, Indonesia during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. Now Nanetta, a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, is working to remedy the economic disparity that fueled those terrifying nights.
“I remember one night when we slept with our shoes on,” Nanetta recalled. “My mother prepared our luggage so we could grab our things and run.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Jane Kelly

How did singing in a bathroom in Old Cabell Hall get two alums to the top of pop music charts in China? Two former Academical Village People share their story.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Katie McNally

The 2015 i.Lab Incubator session begins Wednesday with a 10-week intensive entrepreneurship accelerator. Nearly two dozen emerging start-up teams from across the University and local community will test their business concepts.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University Awards for Projects in the Arts will fund filmmaking, poetry, photography and performance art as five undergraduates express their creative sides.

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Eric Williamson

Thanks to the efforts of the Innocence Project at the U.Va. School of Law and a group of alumni, state courts must consider illegally suppressed, exculpatory evidence, no matter when it is uncovered.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Several supporters likened the winning employees and their work to longtime administrator Leonard W. Sandridge, for whom the award program is named, because they share his legendary dedication, passion and service to the University.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Caroline Newman

During his tenure, Robert F. Bruner has earned a reputation as a global business education leader, a social media maven and a prolific reader and author.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A newly arrived faculty member is part of a research team that found a faulty “brake” within immune cells that may cause many of the symptoms of MS.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The University’s new program is placing outstanding, underrepresented minorities at public health sites in South Africa and St. Kitts and Nevis for eight weeks this summer, including Maya Wright, who graduated from U.Va. this weekend.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Mary Wood

In “a clear victory for the little guy,” the court ruled that felons who are no longer able to possess firearms may legally sell their guns.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Robert Hull

Nearly 500 early portraits of African-Americans from the Charlottesville area can be found in the Holsinger Collection, housed in U.Va.’s Special Collections Library. This week, the collection is the subject of a conference to plan for a future exhibition.

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