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UVA Psychologist Calls Reading 'Miraculous.' His New Book Explains Why

Published July 3, 2017 in News

In “The Reading Mind,” cognitive psychologist Daniel Willingham shows reading is more than decoding letters and words. The mind enters an unfathomable world where context is everything.

Imagining a New Curriculum

Published June 26, 2017 in News

While successfully educating generations of UVA students, the Arts & Sciences general education curriculum has remained nearly unchanged for more than four decades. For several years, a committee of College faculty has been exploring new concepts and potential new academic requirements for undergraduate students.

U.S. Presidential Scholars Foundation Honors Poet and UVA Professor Rita Dove

Published June 22, 2017 in News

Dove was honored with the inaugural U.S. Presidential Scholars Award, along with one-time Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, for their accomplishments and contributions to society.  

Meet A.D. Carson, UVA’s Professor of Hip-Hop

Published June 22, 2017 in News

A.D. Carson read his first poetry book as a fourth-grader in central Illinois, when he asked his teacher if he could make his writing assignment rhyme. Decades later, Carson – now a University of Virginia professor of hip-hop and a prolific rapper – still loves writing rhymes.

Biologist Probes How Stubborn Malaria Bug Adapts to Evade Drug Treatments

Published June 21, 2017 in News

Malaria remains a deadly problem in equatorial regions of the world as the chameleon-like parasite that causes the disease develops resistance to multiple drugs. 

Alumna Has Big Plans to Build a Community That Includes People with Disabilities

Published June 14, 2017 in News

UVA alumna Micaela Connery has dedicated her life to finding solutions to issues faced by those with disabilities.

A Cashless Society?

Published June 13, 2017 in News

UVA currency expert Lana Swartz explains why cash is still king – or at least relevant – even in a world of digital payment platforms. 

SOS: New, Student-Run Medical Spanish Course Helps First Responders

Published June 5, 2017 in News

Spanish is the most spoken non-English language in the U.S. To address that, UVA grads and EMS volunteers Marc Blatt and Sabhi Singh created a curriculum so that first responders can better communicate with their Spanish-speaking patients.

Developing More Brain Power

Published May 31, 2017 in News

Sahil Chawla's first experience with Alzheimer’s disease came as a high school volunteer at a care facility for Alzheimer’s patients. He remembers being shocked at how the patients seemingly lost their identities right before his eyes due to the dementia brought on by the progressive disease. Those volunteer shifts inspired the University of Virginia student to continue researching the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease as a neuroscience major. 

Exploring Podcasts: New Course Looks to Future of Digital Storytelling

Published May 31, 2017 in News

In a world dominated by digital media, a new University of Virginia course taught during the spring semester looked at podcasts as the possible future of storytelling. 


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