Recent Articles by

Jane Kelly

November 02, 2018
Two civic-minded students are making it easier than ever for UVA students of all political stripes to get out the vote in Tuesday’s midterm elections.
October 31, 2018
After the horrific killing of 11 members of the Tree of Life synagogue, Jewish students created the event as part of a week of programming to honor and support their brethren.
October 29, 2018
The associate professor’s popular “Dracula” course has been packing classrooms for more than a decade. Check out a Facebook Live session with Stepanic and read his top 10 list of the most interesting things about Bram Stoker’s famous 1897 Gothic horror novel.
October 20, 2018
Saturday afternoon, 10 people shared their stories, which touched on themes including segregation and the challenges facing those with disabilities. President Jim Ryan closed the program with the deeply personal story of his adoption, with his birth mother in the audience.
October 17, 2018
The findings of a new study found that when a picture of human eyes was placed behind a donation box, it led to a significant increase in donations.
October 16, 2018
The annual event draws thousands to UVA’s Grounds each year. The 2018 iteration includes a lot of new programming as well as some spooky surprises.
October 11, 2018
What began as a promise in a college admissions essay has become one of the longest-standing fundraisers for the Michael J. Fox Foundation – and UVA’s largest student-led fundraising effort, generating more than $500,000 for Parkinson’s research.
October 09, 2018
Environmental scientist Deborah Lawrence talked about the importance of forests in battling deadly rising temperatures at a United Nations conference. She’s found a new platform on the website of Academy Award-winning actor and activist Leonardo DiCaprio.
October 08, 2018
The inauguration of the University’s first president, Edwin Anderson Alderman, lasted three hours. UVA’s second president, John Lloyd Newcomb, wanted his to be as short as possible. Here is the backstory on all of UVA’s presidential inaugurations.
October 03, 2018
UVA President Jim Ryan and others lauded Nicholas Champigny and Brandon Smoot at a midday luncheon for courageous actions that saved one man’s life and successfully thwarted a separate, physical attack without the use of a firearm.