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A&S Economist Shaping the Future of Public Housing

Published December 7, 2016 in News
Eric Chyn’s research earned national attention and revealed new ways to maximize the impact of one of the government’s largest programs. He starts at UVA next month, ready to continue his research and help others get started.

Chemistry Chair Seeks to ‘Make a Difference’ Across the Board

Published December 7, 2016 in News
“Making a difference” – for undergraduates, grad students and colleagues — is the theme that flows through the career of chemistry department chair W. Dean Harman.

Bringing Theology to Life: UVA Project Keeps Religious Study Grounded

Published December 5, 2016 in News
Charles Marsh founded the Project on Lived Theology, inspired by his own childhood in the Civil Rights era and by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day and others whose faith led them to work for justice in their communities.

Bloom, Cox Named Fellows of the World's Largest General Scientific Society

Published December 2, 2016 in News
University of Virginia biologist George Bloom, cell biologist David Brautigan and physicist Brad Cox are 2016 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon association members by their peers.

#DreamJob: Streaking The Lawn blogger combines law and other sports

Published December 1, 2016 in News

A year out of law school, Brian Leung (Col ’05, Law ’08) says he was working 14- to 16-hour days as a junior associate at a New York firm. Rarely would he get home before midnight. Leung says he realized he needed to find an outlet that involved more than meeting up with friends for drinks after work. “I wanted to do something productive and creative with what little free time I had,” Leung recalls.

Three College Students Recieve 2017 Hannah Graham Memorial Award for Work in Africa

Published December 1, 2016 in News
This is the second year the award has been given in the name of Hannah Graham, who was slain in Charlottesville in 2014. This year’s winners will do research in Togo and Rwanda.

Lighting of the Lawn 2016: An Evening of Lights, Music, Dance and Inclusivity

Published November 30, 2016 in News
Thursday night, UVA will hold its annual Lighting of the Lawn ceremony, where members of the University and Charlottesville communities can come together to enjoy a dazzling light show spectacle.

Professor Examines the Ideal of Peace and Its Use as a Political Tool

Published November 30, 2016 in News
Assistant Professor Murad Idris studies classic and modern understandings of peace and how they’ve been used throughout history to advance political projects, delegitimize enemies and order the world.

Studio Art Program to Host Three Artists-in-Residence in Spring Semester

Published November 29, 2016 in News
Ruffin Distinguished Artists-in-Residence Laura Doggett, Terri Weifenbach and J. Morgan Puett will bring to Grounds a variety of perspectives and backgrounds.

UVA Sociologist Explains How Germans’ Memories of War Changed Over Time

Published November 29, 2016 in News
In his new book, Jeffrey Olick analyzes how German leaders have addressed the country’s national memory of its Nazi past, and the changing approaches they have used.

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