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Dreams and Goals: Leah Smith Reflects on Her Journey to Olympic Gold

Published February 9, 2017 in News
Before UVA honored her on National Girls and Women in Sports Day, the standout swimmer offered advice to youngsters who swim in her wake.

Award Winning 'Les Misérables' Creators to be Artists-in-Residence at UVA

Published February 3, 2017 in News

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, creators of the award-winning “Les Misérables” musical, will be artists-in-residence at the University from Feb. 22 to 24.

UVA Summit on Liberal Arts & Sciences Education

Published February 1, 2017 in News
When the first two cohorts of College Fellows convened together for the first time to continue preparing the new undergraduate curriculum to be piloted this fall, they got to brainstorm with and receive feedback from prominent academic leaders who helped guide similar efforts at five other elite universities and colleges.

The Eyes Sometimes Lie: Study to Focus on Perils of Eyewitness Identification

Published January 30, 2017 in News
A $1.4 million foundation grant will help researchers from UVA and the University of Utah investigate ways to improve eyewitness identification procedures.

Astronomers’ Discovery Backs Theory of Galaxy Formation

Published January 27, 2017 in News
The detection of a group of gravitationally bound dwarf galaxies lends support to the idea that large galaxies are formed by the merger of smaller ones.

What’s So Funny? New Professor Explores What Comedy Tells Us About Ourselves

Published January 25, 2017 in News
“Comedy allows us to talk about really hard things,” said Katelyn Hale Wood, an assistant professor of theater studies who joined the University of Virginia’s Department of Drama this fall. She’s teaching “Performing Race and Citizenship in 21st Century USA” this semester, as well as courses on theater history and modern drama, and “Comedy and Protest” next fall.

Q&A: A&S Expert Offers Helpful Insight Into Future of U.S.-Russia Relations

Published January 19, 2017 in News
History professor Jeffrey Rossman analyzes relations between Russia and the United States, which have had low points in the past. What will happen after the leadership change in Washington?

Award-Winning Junot Díaz Visits UVA This Month as Writer-in-Residence

Published January 18, 2017 in News
In addition to leading master classes and meeting with M.F.A. and undergraduate prose writers, MacArthur Fellow and Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz will give a reading and two talks during his residency.

Brain Institute Has UVA Well-Positioned in Hot Field of Neuroscience

Published January 17, 2017 in News
The University of Virginia’s new multidisciplinary Brain Institute, established last spring, already has begun establishing the University as a national and state hub for basic and clinical brain research and education, and as a treatment center for brain diseases and disorders.

Ellen DeGeneres Had A Big Surprise for UVA’s ‘Two Blind Brothers’

Published January 9, 2017 in News
The talk show host shared a lot of laughs – and one very generous surprise – with Bradford Manning (COM '07) and Bryan Manning (COL '13), who founded a clothing company to raise money for blindness research.

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