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The College Plays A Key Role in 2017 Virginia Film Festival

Published October 31, 2017 in News

This year’s festival, beginning Nov. 9 and running through Nov. 12, will feature appearances from acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and actor/director William H. Macy.

The Frightfully Delightful History of Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn

Published October 27, 2017 in News

Every Halloween, UVA students welcome thousands of local children for an evening filled with candy and fun events. But how did this tradition get its start? 

Video: Why ’Hoos Love to Call Charlottesville Home

Published October 23, 2017 in News

Check out this video and check to see just a few things that make this city so special to the thousands who live here and the thousands more who have walked these Grounds.

UVA Astronomer Selected to Guide New Horizons Spacecraft to New, Tiny World

Published October 20, 2017 in News

NASA selected University of Virginia astronomer Anne Verbiscer as an assistant project scientist to help pick which chunks of rock and ice, among millions, to observe as the spacecraft rushes along at 30,800 mph on its 3-billion-mile journey into deep space.

Fall Convocation to Feature Speaker Lisa Russ Spaar, Jefferson Awards

Published October 17, 2017 in News

The poet, a professor of English and creative writing who has won numerous teaching awards, will give the keynote address Nov. 3 at UVA’s Fall Convocation.

Research: 240 Blacks from Albemarle County Fought With the Union in the Civil War

Published October 17, 2017 in News

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History has uncovered recruitment and pension records revealing details of black soldiers from Albemarle County who fought in the Union Army during the Civil War. 

Accolades: TIME Magazine Lists Dove Among 46 Women Who Are Changing the World

Published October 10, 2017 in News

Hundreds of Arts & Sciences faculty and students performed and were featured prominently this past Friday at UVA's Bicentennial Launch Celebration, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove. Dove was recently honored by TIME magazine.  

What Happens When You Interview Two of UVA’s Most Famous Journalists?

Published October 10, 2017 in News

Only at UVA’s bicentennial celebration would you find two of America’s best-known journalists – Arts & Sciences alumni Katie Couric and “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson – debating which character from UVA’s past they would most like to interview.

University Commemorates Cornerstone Ceremony That Started It All

Published October 7, 2017 in News

The University of Virginia opened its two-year bicentennial celebration by commemorating the original laying of the cornerstone on Oct. 6, 1817. Friday's ceremony opened with the UVA Chamber Singers from the McIntire Department of Music and an address from Peter Onuf, professor emeritus in the Corcoran Department of History. 

Celebrating 200 Years

Published October 6, 2017 in News

The UVA community gathered for a celebration like no other. A spectacular projection mapping show, celebrity special guests, and thousands of 'Hoos heralded the arrival of UVA's third century.

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