Elizabeth Parker and Zaakir Tameez were instrumental in creating the task force, which seeks to increase participation among college students across the commonwealth in civic activities, especially in voting, and becoming more involved in their local communities. more >
Is fiery language from the West Wing so unusual? UVA historians list seven memorable tirades from presidencies past. more >
Christopher Smith has been with Intel Corp. for 15 years and is currently the finance director overseeing the company’s semiconductor manufacturing factory in northeast China. more >
Jennifer Bair recently went to Bangladesh to check on progress in upgrading safety measures, four years after the collapse of a garment factory killed 1,134 workers and injured more than 2,000 others. more >
TechCrunch christened education technology “2017’s big, untapped and safe investor opportunity.” Three UVA alumni and faculty – each with decades of experience in business and education – offer a primer on the booming field. more >
Staff Sgt. Sargent (he gets that joke a lot) earned the Silver Star and the USO George Van Cleave Military Leadership Award for his heroic actions in fighting off a Taliban siege and saving several lives – including his own. more >
The Weldon Cooper Center has recently published the definitive guide to local tax rates in Virginia. Find out which localities have the highest rates on real estate, meals, motor vehicles and more. more >
Why might you want bats in your backyard? They can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes and pests every hour. See how one UVA graduate plans to bring this natural pest control to more American homes. more >