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Kiplinger’s Again Rates U.Va. as No. 2 ‘Best Value’ Among Public Universities

The rankings, which balance academic strength and cost factors, have included U.Va. among the nation’s top 100 – public or private – since their inception in 2008.

U.Va. President, Rector Discuss Path Forward During Faculty Town Hall

University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and Rector George Keith Martin met on Wednesday with faculty members in a town hall discussion focused on next steps for U.Va. on the issues of sexual assault and student safety.

Virginia Sil’hooettes, Virginia Gentlemen Sing Holiday Greetings

The student a capella groups joined forces to provide some holiday cheer this season with a mash-up of “Winter Song” and “White Winter Hymnal.”

Audio recorded and mixed by James Gammon.

Designing the Liberal Arts Education of the 21st Century

In a Q&A with the University of Virginia Magazine, Ian Baucom, the new dean of the college of Arts & Sciences, calls on U.Va. to lead an update of “the social contract on the place of higher education within our common civic life.”

Important University of Virginia Messages Regarding Sexual Assault

Messages to the University of Virginia community regarding sexual violence.

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Nursing Student Aims to Improve Clinicians’ Care, Efficiency by Boosting Resilience

Thursday, December 4, 2014

With a grant from the Boston-based Lown Institute, third-year nursing student Jane Muir will implement a resilience program for nursing and medical students with the goal of enhancing compassion, clinical abilities and efficiency.

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Cavalier Fans Defend Waste Diversion, Recycling Titles at Football Game

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cavalier Fans Defend Waste Diversion, Recycling Titles at Football Game

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U.Va. Economists Shine New Light on Effectiveness of Vocational Rehab Programs

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

With the help of a new $2.5 million grant, a ‘quantum leap’ improvement in measurement is coming just as state legislatures are increasingly questioning the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation programs.

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What Can Russia Do to Save the Ruble? Russia Expert Allen C. Lynch has Some Answers

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Russia’s ruble has been in a tailspin because of falling oil prices and Western sanctions levied in the wake of Moscow’s incursion into Ukraine. Russia expert Allen C. Lynch explains the situation and lays out some possible answers to the crisis.

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For our most recent Throwback Thursday post on Facebook, we combed through our collection of Corks and Curls in search of pictures of some of our notable alumni.

We looked for individuals who could be easily recognized and, to provide a challenge, some who could not. Surprisingly, some of the people we had in mind, like Robert Kennedy (LAW 1951), didn’t have an individual photo.

We narrowed the selected pics down to a group of...

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