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Tocqueville Skewered His Contemporaries With a Sharp Pen

Published January 5, 2017 in News
Frenchman Alexis de Tocqueville, who helped define America, wanted his own people to understand their politics and revolution, but only after he was dead. UVA history professor Olivier Zunz has edited a translation of the politician’s “Recollections.”

College Alumnus Recalls Five Years of Speechwriting in Obama’s White House

Published January 3, 2017 in News
In the twilight of the current administration, Kyle O’Connor – one of the youngest presidential speechwriters in history – reflects on his rise from a fresh-out-of-UVA campaign intern to deputy director of speechwriting.

College Alumna Leads World’s First Forest-Warming Experiment

Published January 1, 2017 in News
Forest Service ecologist and UVA environmental sciences alumna Tana Wood is leading a unique climate-change experiment in Puerto Rico that involves erecting space heaters in a tropical forest.

This A&S December Grad Builds Up Fencing, Breaks Down Barriers to Good Health

Published December 21, 2016 in News
Although Emma Kyono won’t walk the Lawn to officially signify her status as a UVA alumna until May, she is one of more than 500 undergraduate and graduate students who completed their coursework this month.

Study Finds One More Element Needed to Make Educational Apps Most Effective

Published December 20, 2016 in News
Educational apps give parents peace of mind. But are they really teaching our children anything? Childhood development researchers at UVA measured what happened when children learned from wooden puzzles and touch screens.

For A&S Drama Professor Mona Kasra’s Students, a New Reality Awaits

Published December 16, 2016 in News
Students in a design technology class studied virtual reality technology and created their own worlds.

A&S Music Instructor Turns Students Loose To Create These Wild New Forms Of Music

Published December 13, 2016 in News
Using synthesizers and digital tools, Peter Bussigel’s students are exploring music in a whole new way.

In Memoriam: Sydney Blair, "The Heart' of UVA's Creative Writing Program

Published December 13, 2016 in News
Blair, a devoted colleague and teacher who guided the English department’s Creative Writing Program to national prominence and taught writing for almost 30 years, died on Dec. 12.

A&S and Engineering Young Alumni Start-Up Opens the Door to Rapid App Creation

Published December 9, 2016 in News
UVA alumni Vincent Ning and Michael Paris are shaking up the app market with a program that lets users build the necessary back-end infrastructure for new apps in a matter of minutes, bypassing months of coding.

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.


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