The University of Virginia’s Class of 2017 has distinguished itself in many ways, earning dozens of prestigious national and University-wide honors and scholarships. This year’s graduating class includes two Rhodes Scholars, five Fulbright Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, two Rotary Scholars, two Beckman Scholars, a Truman Scholar, one Davis Prize for Peace recipient, one Ertegun Scholar, one Critical Language Scholar and a Whitaker Scholar.more >
University of Virginia researchers have for the first time revealed brain imaging evidence that supports what experts have long hypothesized: that people with strong relationships report better general health than those who do not.
Researchers in professor James Coan’s clinical psychology lab zeroed in on the hypothalamus, which regulates stress hormones, to reveal how the brain responds differently to the threat of electrical shock when a trusted loved one is near.more >
Taking advantage of a rare orbital alignment between two of Jupiter’s moons, Io and Europa, researchers used an infrared camera designed and built by University of Virginia astronomers to obtain an exceptionally detailed map of the largest lava lake on Io, the most volcanically active body in the solar system.more >
The M.S. in Commerce program offered by the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce ranks second in the world, according to inaugural top-40 rankings released today by The Economist, a London-based publication regarded as one of the leading business magazines in the world.
Surpassed in the rankings only by HEC School of Management in Paris, McIntire is the only U.S. school to appear in the top 10.more >
Editor’s note: Barbara A. Perry is the director of presidential studies at UVA’s Miller Center and author of “Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch.” In honor of John F. Kennedy’s 100th birthday on May 29, she will co-host the Miller Center’s panel discussion, “JFK at 100: The Road to Camelot,” at 3 p.m. at the center on June 1.more >
University of Virginia alumni Bradford and Bryan Manning – now known nationwide as “Two Blind Brothers” – have had a quite a year.more >
As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth this Memorial Day, a University of Virginia Center for Politics-Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that Americans rate JFK more highly than any other recent president.more >
Several University of Virginia-related people and entities were honored at the Charlottesville Business Innovation Council’s annual CBIC Gala, held May 18 at the Boar’s Head Inn.
The non-profit council, founded in 1997, has as its mission “to educate, celebrate and advocate for Charlottesville’s technology community and to accelerate technology innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.”more >
ATHENS, Ga. — After the final point, as his players mobbed each other on the court where senior J.C. Aragone had clinched the NCAA men’s tennis title for the University of Virginia, head coach Brian Boland sprinted about 50 yards in the opposite direction Tuesday night.
In that moment, Boland had one objective: to locate his wife in the stands at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex’s indoor facility.
“I had to go find her,” Boland said later. “Becky has been at my side all 21 years of my head coaching career.”more >
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove, Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia, has spent a good part of her professional life bringing poetry to the people. She has seen one of her poems painted in a mural on the side of a hotel near UVA and heard her song cycle “Seven For Luck” set to music by John Williams, among other distinctions.
Now she can add another unusual collaboration – with the international rock band, U2.more >
The emergency call issued by the American Red Cross earlier this year was of a sort all too common: Donations of platelets were needed, and desperately. But a new discovery from the University of Virginia School of Medicine may be the key to stopping shortages of these vital blood-clotting cells, cells that can represent the difference between life and death.more >
Twelve graduate students at the University of Virginia have been selected to receive Jefferson Fellowships and eight graduate students from six universities have been selected to receive National Fellowships. The Jefferson Scholars Foundation selected all 20 recipients based on their demonstrated record of academic achievement and their commitment to becoming the next generation of outstanding teachers, researchers, public servants and business leaders.more >
Final Exercises 2017 was built of moments that graduates and their parents will carry with them forever. The University of Virginia conferred 6,698 degrees over two joyous days.
Watch the video above for a look back at the weekend and see a comprehensive index of photos, videos and stories on the Final Exercises 2017 aggregation page.more >
The track record for new sports leagues is hit-or-miss. A few, like the American Football League, make it. Most – recall, if you can, the United States Football League or the XFL – don’t.
Sports super-agent Don Yee, a 1987 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, thinks he has an idea that can beat the odds.more >
In 1665, the inventor of the pendulum clock, Christiaan Huygens, noticed that two of his clocks hung on the same wall would eventually sync up, so that their pendulums swung in opposite directions in perfect time. This “insensible motion,” he thought, might be put to use so that clocks would regulate each other.
Turns out important cells in our guts already had that figured out.more >
Six University of Virginia students have received grants from the University Award for Projects in the Arts program, allowing them to follow their artistic muses this summer.
Modeled on UVA’s successful Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards, the arts awards give selected students up to $3,000 for projects that expand their creative expression and showcase artistic accomplishments.more >
Effective organizations require “engaged citizens to provide structural continuity,” said Bryanna F. Miller, a student member of the award committee that on Friday presented this year’s Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards at the University of Virginia’s Valedictory Exercises.
“The vital work that sustains this university then requires an Alysa M. Triplett, who works tirelessly to help the organization become stronger and stronger,” Miller said in announcing the award to a large audience at John Paul Jones Arena.more >