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College to Pilot Groundbreaking Curriculum Changes

Published May 6, 2016 in News
Through a historic vote, College faculty members elected to test the first comprehensive revamp of the school’s curriculum in more than four decades. The pilot program will begin with a subset of students entering UVA in the fall of 2017.

Lydia Davis, Junot Díaz Named UVA’s Next Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence

Published May 2, 2016 in News
A pair of MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipients will teach and mentor aspiring writers at the University of Virginia next academic year as the Creative Writing Program’s next two Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence.

An Astronomical Desert No More

Published April 25, 2016 in News
Astronomers use UVA instrument to discover a bountiful harvest of faint heavenly objects known as “brown dwarfs.”

Discovering the Juxtaposition

Published March 29, 2016 in News
In a pair of interdisciplinary English seminars, UVA students studied the social context and legacies of urban landscape design. On a recent visit to Baltimore, they observed how those policy decisions can shape racial identification within a city.

UVA Reunions celebrates the 5th-60th anniversaries of the undergraduate classes of the University of Virginia.

Published March 7, 2016 in News

UVA Reunions celebrates the 5th-60th anniversaries of the undergraduate classes of the University of Virginia. The 35th-60th classes will celebrate June 2-5, 2016 and the 5th-30th classes will celebrate June 9-12, 2016. At Reunions, reconnect with your classmates and the University through class events, seminars, student organization receptions, tours and much more.

Please select your Reunions weekend below to find out what you can expect at Reunions 2016!

'Hoos vs. Hokies

Published February 25, 2016 in News
Thomas Jefferson had John Adams, Hector had Achilles, and Jerry had Newman. For its own legendary rivalry, the University of Virginia has Virginia Tech.

IHGC Introduces New Director, Plans for Humanities Labs

Published February 19, 2016 in News
The former director of the Australian National University’s Humanities Research Centre, Debjani Ganguly shared her vision for UVA's Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures at a Feb. 17 town hall. Those plans include a series of new Humanities Laboratories to develop new humanities courses and research projects for the benefit of the broader UVA community.

College Alumnus Takes on the Yanks on ‘Wicked Tuna’ Reality Show

Published February 16, 2016 in News
While recording the second season of “Wicked Tuna: North vs. South,” a National Geographic Channel reality show, University of Virginia alumnus Capt. Britton Shackelford '90 had to navigate some of the most treacherous water he’d ever dealt with during his quarter-century career in sport and commercial fishing.

"Green Pea" Galaxy Provides Insights to Early Universe Evolution

Published February 15, 2016 in News
An international team of scientists organized by UVA astronomer Trinh Thuan used Hubble Space Telescope data to discover a nearby compact dwarf galaxy. In a recently published paper in Nature, the scientists conclude that newly formed dwarf galaxies were likely the reason that the universe heated up about 13 billion years ago.

New Fellowships Supports Faculty Arts Projects

Published February 10, 2016 in News
Seven Arts & Sciences faculty members were included in the inaugural class of Arts Fellows to pursue creative projects and to design new courses intended to expand the integration of the arts across research and teaching on Grounds.

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