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Spacey Offers U.Va. Students ‘Frank Underwood’s Guide to Surviving College’

Kevin Spacey, the award-winning American film and stage actor, director, screenwriter and producer, talked arts and surviving college at the second installment of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts.

John Simon Named New President of Lehigh University

“The University of Virginia holds a unique and special place in the history of higher education in the nation and the world,” he said. “I will be forever grateful to the talented faculty, students and staff with whom I have had the privilege to work at this storied institution.”

Jefferson’s Living-Learning Legacy Thrives in U.Va.’s Diverse Residential Colleges

Thomas Jefferson envisioned the University of Virginia as an environment where living and learning took place in the same space – where academics are infused into the social fabric.

Those original ideals, embodied in Jefferson’s plans for students and faculty to live together in an “Academical Village,” remain active in the U.Va. community today as three residential colleges, each with its own identity, allow undergraduate students to interact with faculty in a living-learning environment.

Who Will Control Congress? U.Va.’s Crystal Ball Says …

Will Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate? And what happens if they do? U.Va.’s crack team of political pundits ponders those questions and a few more.

Updates Regarding Missing University Student

Official updates and information regarding missing student Hannah Graham.

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Industry Veterans Bullish on Real Estate Investments at McIntire’s Fall Forum

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Drawing on a wealth of market-savvy alumni and friends, the McIntire School of Commerce’s annual fall forum offered valuable insight into the post-recession real estate investment market.

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How Effective is Your Member of Congress? Scholars Create a Effectiveness Score

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new website and upcoming book offer effectiveness scores for members of Congress.

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Zillow Economist to Speak Today in Inaugural Data Science Lecture Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014

U.Va.’s Data Science Institute on Friday kicks off a series of six data science lectures with a talk by Zillow economist Stan Humphries.

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Alumna Maxine Platzer Lynn Recounts Time on Grounds, Gift to Women’s Center

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lynn, a 1951 Curry School of Education graduate, will be honored on Oct. 23 for her $3 million endowment to the Women’s Center.

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Darden Faculty Profiles: Elena Loutskina

Elena Loutskina, associate professor of business administration, teaches in the Finance area.

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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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