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What Do Diane Sawyer’s Hair and Moon Rocks Have in Common?

Published March 9, 2017 in News

Hint: UVA environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko has worked with both during a wide-raging academic career that has inspired hundreds of students to pursue careers in science.

This is Your Brain on Politics: The Neuroscience That Shapes Our Views

Published March 6, 2017 in News

Liya Yu, a lecturer who specializes in combining political philosophy and neuroscience, explains how involuntary brain functions impact our politics – and how we can use that information to improve political discourse. 

Undergraduate Researchers Probe Alzheimer’s in Mice and Impressionism

Published March 1, 2017 in News

In the second of two parts, we look at how two more recipients of UVA’s Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards are breaking new ground with their scholarship.

Creators of ‘Les Misérables’ Inspire as Artists-in-Residence

Published February 28, 2017 in News

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

Student Spotlight: 4th Year Michael Giovinco Isn’t Just Clowning Around

Published February 28, 2017 in News

The son of two professional clowns, Giovinco was juggling and walking on stilts even as an elementary school student. He brought his love of circus to UVA and, four years later, helped create and stage a full circus show right here on Grounds.

Fellows Selected to Develop Indigenous Arts Courses

Published February 28, 2017 in News

The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative has awarded fellowships to three Arts & Sciences faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year as part of an effort to establish UVA as a research center of excellence for the study of the Indigenous arts.

Undergrads Research "Broken Windows" Policing, Relations Among Religions

Published February 27, 2017 in News

In the first of two parts, we review how two recipients of UVA’s Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards are breaking new ground with their scholarship, both at home and around the world.

Mathematics Faculty Member Selected for Sloan Fellowship

Published February 27, 2017 in News

Thomas Koberda, an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics, is one of 126 scientists and scholars in the United States and Canada who were selected this month to receive 2017 Sloan Research Fellowships.

UVA Alumna’s Students Receive Largest Ever Gift on Ellen Show

Published February 27, 2017 in News

1993 College graduate Cheryl Lundy Swift was standing with the entire senior class of the school where she is principal when Ellen DeGeneres made the surprise announcement.

UVA’s Dance Minors Have a Remarkable History of Student Advocacy

Published February 22, 2017 in News

Ten years ago, students fought hard to revive a dance program begun shortly after women were admitted to UVA. Today, the dance minor is thriving, attracting students from all corners of the University. 


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