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Algal Blooms

Published October 10, 2016 in News
Individual choices add up to major impacts on the Chesapeake Bay. A new tool developed by UVA researchers helps individuals identify their contributions to nitrogen overload and suggests ways to mitigate them.

Meet Assistant Professor Eric Chyn

Published September 26, 2016 in Faculty

An applied microeconomist who studies the effects of social programs, Eric Chyn has conducted research on housing assistance and has found there are substantial benefits to relocating children from low-income public housing using housing vouchers.

$40 Million Gift to A&S by Thompson Dean ('79) Will Strengthen and Support a Variety of Curricular Initiatives

Published September 16, 2016 in News
Arts & Sciences is celebrating a $40 million gift from alumnus Thompson Dean that will benefit today’s students as well as generations to come. His support will help launch and bring to fruition some of the College’s greatest ambitions—from fueling the A&S curriculum project to technology initiatives that will transform how courses are taught.

Celebration of 50th Anniversary of NEH’s Founding Begins Sept. 14

Published September 12, 2016 in News
The NEH was born September 29, 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Arts and Humanities Act into law. The legislation marked our nation’s first significant investment in the study of its culture.

First-Class Access

Published August 24, 2016 in News
After two years of renovations that included adding classroom space to UVA's iconic Rotunda, the building hosted classes for the first time Tuesday as the fall semester began.

At Opening Convocation, New Students Accept Responsibilities of Honor

Published August 22, 2016 in News
Seated on the Lawn facing the University of Virginia’s newly renovated Rotunda, the Class of 2020 gathered on the Lawn, marking the beginning of their University of Virginia careers. The next time the entire class assembles, it will be to graduate.

Mural Brings Poet Laureate's work to the Corner

Published August 18, 2016 in News
Anchored by a single powerful verse from Rita Dove’s poem, “Testimonial,” the new mural is the latest addition to this lively stretch of University Avenue, offering a bright, colorful welcome to new and returning students.

A&S 4th-Year Leah Smith Brings Home Swimming Gold with other UVA Olympians

Published August 11, 2016 in News
UVA swimmer Leah Smith became the first Cavalier woman to earn two Olympic medals as the U.S. women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay team came from behind to win in Rio. UVA athletes now have won 26 overall Summer and Winter Olympic medals across all sports, including 15 gold, five silver and six bronze.

Sunflowers Move by the Clock

Published August 8, 2016 in News
The heads of sunflowers have long been known to follow the arc of the sun’s path through the skies. New research from Biology Prof. Benjamin Blackman, along with researcher Evan Brown (COL '14), explain how sunflowers track the sun.

A Real Character: Media Studies Professor Portrayed on the New York Stage

Published July 27, 2016 in News
Siva Vaidhyanathan is no stranger to the spotlight. The director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Media and Citizenship and Robertson Professor of Media Studies regularly shares his commentary on privacy and communications in the news, and has even had a cameo on “The Daily Show,” but watching an actor portray him on a New York stage this summer was a first.


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