In the closing days of 2010, UVA Today will look back on some of the University of Virginia's top stories of the past 12 months.
December 20, 2010 — A student who founded "flash seminars," which gather students and faculty for a single-event discussion of one idea. A biomedical engineer working on ways to speed blood vessel growth, thus healing of tissues after injury or surgery. The first African-American student to live on the Lawn, nearly 50 years ago.
These were a few of the extraordinary members of the University of Virginia community – plus a few whom we have admired from afar – singled out for recognition in 2010.
A sampling of their stories: