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U.Va. Welcomes Class of 2019

Published August 23, 2015 in News
Two Days of Move-in Kick Off Welcome Week for New Wahoos. The University of Virginia’s first-year dorms were filled with joyful energy this weekend as approximately 3,700 new students arrived with colorful suitcases and helpful family members in tow.

Mellon Grant Supports Major New Global South Initiative

Published August 18, 2015 in News

By: Jane Kelly / University Communications

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the University of Virginia $3.47 million to launch a major humanities initiative dedicated to the study of the Global South. The funding will go toward the creation of new courses and research focused on the connected histories and cultures of Africa, Latin America, South and East Asia and other world regions.

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will match the grant, making the initial five-year investment to launch the initiative about $7 million.

Julian Bond, Civil Rights Icon and Beloved Retired U.Va. Professor, Has Died

Published August 17, 2015 in News

By: Anne E. Bromley | UVAToday, Office of University Communications

H. Julian Bond, University of Virginia professor emeritus of history and one of America’s foremost civil rights leaders, died on Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.

Being Thomas Jones: U.Va. College Alumnus Talks Family, Football and Fame

Published August 7, 2015 in News

By: Diana Williams | UVAToday, Office of University Communications

The sounds of weights clanging together could make it nearly impossible for the average person to concentrate and hold a conversation, but for Thomas Q. Jones, it’s all in a day’s work. Jones is calling from the gym, where he’s squeezing in a workout (and an interview) before he begins another busy day.

Assistant Professor Jack Hamilton Delves Into Rock ’n’ Roll’s Identity Crisis

Published July 20, 2015 in News

By: Katie McNally / University Communications

Long before he ever stood in front of a University of Virginia classroom, wrote for Slate, finished grad school at Harvard, or even finished college himself, Jack Hamilton rocked stages across the United States and Europe as a member of the Mike Welch Band.

Gallup Survey: U.Va. Grads Likely to Thrive in Great Jobs, Great Lives

Published July 7, 2015 in News

By: Caroline Newman / University Communications

In a Gallup survey examining the long-term success of college graduates across the country, University of Virginia alumni surpassed national averages in employment, engagement at work, well-being and attachment to their alma mater. 

$13 Million Nau Gift Solidifies U.Va.’s Preeminence in 19th-century American History

Published June 12, 2015 in News
New John L. Nau, III Center for Civil War history will stand at centerpiece of initiatives enhancing world-renowned scholarship and teaching within the College’s Corcoran Department of History.

U.Va. Scholars Rake In Record Number of Fulbrights for Study Abroad

Published June 1, 2015 in News
Of the 14 grants awarded to U.Va. alumni and graduate students, 13 were in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Memories and Moments from Final Exercises 2015

Published May 19, 2015 in News

The University of Virginia celebrated its 186th Final Exercises over the weekend. Take a look back at some of the moments captured over the two days of graduation ceremonies and celebrate with the Class of 2015. For more videos, pictures, stories and more from Final Exercises, click here.

U.Va. Astronomer, Researchers Contribute to Landmark Look at Jupiter’s Moon

Published May 14, 2015 in News

By: Lorenzo Perez, Senior Writer

A University of Virginia astronomer and a former Ph.D. student from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences’ Department of Astronomy are playing key roles in an international effort to dramatically extend the reach of discovery for the next generation of Extremely Large Telescopes.


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