Get thee to the Grounds for Shakespeare’s sake and scurry over to the University of Virginia’s Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, you scullion, er, you sweet! For most of October, a rare copy of the first book publishing William Shakespeare’s plays will be on display, prompting all sorts of dramatic and dubious deeds.more >
While he was busy earning Mid-Atlantic Region All-America honors on the soccer field at Lafayette College in the late 1990s, Leidy Klotz was also in the process of earning a civil engineering degree.
His use of that degree would temporarily be put on hold, though, as Klotz’s athletic talents earned him the opportunity to play professional soccer in the United Soccer League for the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and the Harrisburg Heat.more >
Robert J. Creeden has joined the University of Virginia’s Licensing & Ventures Group as its first managing director of the UVA Seed Fund and New Ventures.
The Licensing & Ventures Group’s mission is to maximize the impact of UVA’s innovation in research and technology via commercialization while providing high levels of customer service, value-added business development, new venture creation and a focus on driving quality transactions.more >
On Wednesday, University of Virginia economist Edgar Olsen testified before a subcommittee of the United States Senate Appropriations Committee to share his strategies for improving the current system of low-income housing assistance.more >
Kristin van Ogtrop, who served as the editor-in-chief of Real Simple magazine for 13 years before stepping down this month, finds herself in the same position as many of the women she addressed Friday at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business – on the cusp of a major career shift.
“I am in a place, not unlike a number of you in this room, where I do not really know what the future looks like and I am leaping into the unknown,” she told students gathered for Darden’s annual Graduate Women in Business Women’s Leadership Conference.more >
University of Virginia psychology professor Robert Emery’s message to divorcing couples is simple; parents should be parents so that kids can be kids.more >
Inside Pavilion IV on the University of Virginia’s historic Lawn on Thursday afternoon, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe candidly discussed civic engagement, democracy, business and economic opportunities and a range of political issues with a group of 25 government, nonprofit and business leaders from the Middle East and North Africa.more >
Among the many historic artifacts and stories on display when the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture opens this weekend, visitors will be treated to exhibits celebrating 400 years of African-American music, many of them carefully researched and curated by University of Virginia Ph.D. student Steven Lewis.more >
The University of Virginia’s iconic Rotunda, designed by UVA founder Thomas Jefferson and closed for two years while undergoing renovation, will be open for visitors on Saturday and Sunday.
On both days, the building will be open for community members to tour from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with student ambassadors available to answer questions.
“We want to have a low-key open house for people who want to sneak a peak before we open for business as usual on Monday,” said Sheri Winston, the interim Rotunda manager.more >
When she received the invitation to participate in a professional development workshop at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, UVA women’s lacrosse coach Julie Myers hesitated before registering.
The workshop would pull her away from her McCue Center office for about nine hours on the second day of fall classes at the University, and her schedule already was full.
“My first thought was, ‘Really? This is a really, really hard time,’” Myers said. “And then I realized every day is potentially a hard time for somebody.”more >
If you’re wondering why you decided your last impulse purchase was a good idea, Derick Davis might have an answer for you.
Davis, beginning his first year as an assistant professor in the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, teaches and researches consumer behavior, and particularly the psychology behind pricing and advertising. Why do consumers make certain choices? How might seemingly innocuous things – like word choice or word order – change their minds?more >
Sometimes a day’s efforts make a lasting impression – especially when hundreds of University of Virginia employees got together on Wednesday, the annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring, and showed what volunteering around the community can accomplish.more >
Students know they will need many resources for a successful career search, ranging from a strong résumé and letters of recommendation to a support network of career counselors, mentors and peers.
One critical resource they might not realize they are missing? Time to reflect.more >
How do university-bound students in Ivory Coast view higher education in the United States?
For some, their first impression comes from the Grounds at the University of Virginia.more >
University of Virginia School of Medicine researcher Christopher Stroupe has his eye on six little molecules that could be the key to new treatments for both Ebola and cancer.
The molecules, which act together as a single unit known as HOPS, are essential for Ebola to infect cells and for cancer cells to grow and survive. As such, they represent a shared weakness – a weakness Stroupe is seeking to exploit.more >
Update, Sept. 26, 12:15 p.m.: A memorial service, open to the public, will be held Oct. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the University Chapel.
John C. Herr, 68, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Research in Contraceptive and Reproductive Health, died unexpectedly on Saturday after having participated that morning in the Gene Arnold Memorial Special Olympics 10K Run & 2 Mile Walk at Meriwether Lewis Elementary School in Ivy.more >
2007 University of Virginia graduate Dato' Chevy Beh envisions his startup, BookDoc, transforming health care in Asia just as tech behemoth Amazon has transformed retail around the world.
BookDoc, which Beh founded in Malaysia in 2015, offers a free mobile app and online platform to help patients quickly identify, and get an appointment with, nearby health care providers. The concept was inspired by a good friend who called Beh for help after contracting dengue fever in Malaysia and struggling to find a doctor who could treat him quickly.more >
Risa Goluboff, a renowned legal historian specializing in civil rights who this summer became the 12th dean of the University of Virginia School of Law – and the first woman to hold the deanship in the school’s nearly 200-year history – will give the keynote address at UVA’s Fall Convocation, scheduled for Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. in the John Paul Jones Arena.more >
“Datapalooza,” a daylong presentation of data-driven research and initiatives and networking opportunities at the University of Virginia, drew more than 300 attendees Friday to Newcomb Hall and the new space of the Data Science Institute at the Dell 1 Data Science Building.
The event featured speakers, panels, presentations – including a Data Visualization as Art exhibit – and a resource fair. Aneesh Chopra, co-founder and executive vice president of Hunch Analytics and the former and first U.S. chief technology officer, presented the morning keynote address.more >
After spending long hours in the classroom and on the hospital floor completing clinical rotations, Josh Moore, a fourth-year nursing student at the University of Virginia, looks to physical fitness for a release.
While he regularly practices mindfulness meditation, a key tenet of the UVA nursing program, through activities like yoga, Moore occasionally craves a different, higher-intensity fitness routine. “INSANITY,” a full-body, max-interval-training workout, fits that bill.more >