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Research: 240 Blacks from Albemarle County Fought With the Union in the Civil War

Published October 17, 2017 in News

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History has uncovered recruitment and pension records revealing details of black soldiers from Albemarle County who fought in the Union Army during the Civil War. 

Accolades: TIME Magazine Lists Dove Among 46 Women Who Are Changing the World

Published October 10, 2017 in News

Hundreds of Arts & Sciences faculty and students performed and were featured prominently this past Friday at UVA's Bicentennial Launch Celebration, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Rita Dove. Dove was recently honored by TIME magazine.  

What Happens When You Interview Two of UVA’s Most Famous Journalists?

Published October 10, 2017 in News

Only at UVA’s bicentennial celebration would you find two of America’s best-known journalists – Arts & Sciences alumni Katie Couric and “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson – debating which character from UVA’s past they would most like to interview.

University Commemorates Cornerstone Ceremony That Started It All

Published October 7, 2017 in News

The University of Virginia opened its two-year bicentennial celebration by commemorating the original laying of the cornerstone on Oct. 6, 1817. Friday's ceremony opened with the UVA Chamber Singers from the McIntire Department of Music and an address from Peter Onuf, professor emeritus in the Corcoran Department of History. 

Celebrating 200 Years

Published October 6, 2017 in News

The UVA community gathered for a celebration like no other. A spectacular projection mapping show, celebrity special guests, and thousands of 'Hoos heralded the arrival of UVA's third century.

Preserving Life on a Sand Bar

Published October 3, 2017 in News

Fighting coastal erosion is one of many sustainability efforts conducted by College scientists and researchers on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

A&S Taking Star Turns in Bicentennial Celebration

Published October 2, 2017 in News

Hundreds of Arts & Sciences faculty and students will perform and be featured prominently this Friday at a series of public events marking the opening of the University of Virginia’s Bicentennial celebration, including an evening gala expected to draw more than 20,000 people.

UVA’s Lewis House Renamed Yen House to Honor Noted Chinese Graduate

Published September 25, 2017 in News

Yen House honors Yan Huiqing, who was also known as W.W. Yen, the first international student to graduate from UVA – in 1900. He went on to serve as China’s premier for five terms and was acting president during his last premiership in 1926. 

A Fairy Tale Ending: Student Finds New Meaning in Her Education By Teaching

Published September 22, 2017 in News

As a part of the Student Council’s Cavalier Education program, third-year student Saskia Feldman designed and is currently teaching her own class, “The Beauty Behind the Beast.”

New Fellowship Expands Access to Social Entrepreneurship Careers

Published September 19, 2017 in News

Meet UVA’s first Royster-Lawton Fellows in Social Entrepreneurship and learn how their fellowships connected them with unique hands-on opportunities in this growing, socially conscious industry. 


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