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Small Bee 'Pollen Thieves' Are Not Effective Bumblebee Substitutes, Study Shows

Published June 29, 2018 in News

As bumblebees decline, what other busy bees could step in. But a new study shows they might do more harm than good

This Cross-Continental Friendship is Changing the World

Published June 25, 2018 in News

Alumna Elizabeth Dettke and schoolteacher Christine Nyirahabimana’s friendship created a bakery, inspired a documentary and raised more than $15,000 to educate and train HIV-positive women needing a stable income. And they aren’t done.

Humanities Scholars Examine Challenges Posed by Technology, Media

Published June 19, 2018 in News

The scholars gathered on Grounds last week for an international conference examining how big data and the new frontiers of media technology introduced by Facebook, Google and other global companies have penetrated our daily lives.

'You Are Getting Very Sleepy': When Hypnotism Came to America

Published June 15, 2018 in News

Assistant Professor Emily Ogden explores mesmerism when it took the U.S. by storm in the early 19th century.

En Garde! Third-Year Student is Force to Be Reckoned With in Virginia Fencing

Published November 27, 2017 in News

VIDEO: Third-year student Grayson Katzenbach is a reigning state champion and the first Virginia woman to compete in all three fencing categories at the Junior Olympics. She’s also brought the sport to more than 200 students. 

The College Plays A Key Role in 2017 Virginia Film Festival

Published October 31, 2017 in News

This year’s festival, beginning Nov. 9 and running through Nov. 12, will feature appearances from acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee and actor/director William H. Macy.

The Frightfully Delightful History of Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn

Published October 27, 2017 in News

Every Halloween, UVA students welcome thousands of local children for an evening filled with candy and fun events. But how did this tradition get its start? 

Video: Why ’Hoos Love to Call Charlottesville Home

Published October 23, 2017 in News

Check out this video and check to see just a few things that make this city so special to the thousands who live here and the thousands more who have walked these Grounds.

UVA Astronomer Selected to Guide New Horizons Spacecraft to New, Tiny World

Published October 20, 2017 in News

NASA selected University of Virginia astronomer Anne Verbiscer as an assistant project scientist to help pick which chunks of rock and ice, among millions, to observe as the spacecraft rushes along at 30,800 mph on its 3-billion-mile journey into deep space.

Fall Convocation to Feature Speaker Lisa Russ Spaar, Jefferson Awards

Published October 17, 2017 in News

The poet, a professor of English and creative writing who has won numerous teaching awards, will give the keynote address Nov. 3 at UVA’s Fall Convocation.

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