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Class of 2015: Medical Student Saves His Own Life

Medical student Cullen Timmons is alive to graduate this spring because of his own diagnostic skills. While listening to his heart in class, Timmons caught a heart murmur that could have turned deadly without surgery.

Class of 2015: Latvian Excursion Spurred Blackburn to Life of Serving Others

Batten graduate student Zach Blackburn sees a better future through empowering youth around the world and creating policy that strengthens communities.

Class of 2015: Hollywood Vet Goes Academic in Unconventional Path to U.Va.

A visit to Charlottesville inspired a former television writer and producer to pack up and pursue the education he’d always wanted. Four years later, Robert Dewberry will graduate from U.Va. with a history degree and an aspiration to become a professor.

Class of 2015: Unlikely ’Hoo is Graduating, but Has No Plans to Leave U.Va. Family

He wasn’t a fan at first, but the gregarious Rafat Khan quickly realized U.Va. “was the perfect match” for him and found a passion for public speaking by connecting with parents, students and alumni.

Class of 2015: Choosing U.Va. ‘For All the Wrong Reasons,’ Calhoun Thrives

From student to teacher, Blake Calhoun has impacted many during her time at U.Va. As she prepares to graduate, she reflects on her experience with the many student organizations she has been a part of and considers her future at U.Va.


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Pilot Program Brings ‘Total Advising’ Overhaul to the Engineering School

Monday, April 27, 2015

A new advising structure reduces the randomness and anonymity of academic advising to focus on forging strong personal connections.

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U.Va. Unites to Support Nepal With Fundraising, Weekend Vigil

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The University community will gather for a weekend fundraiser and candlelight vigil to raise money for relief efforts and support Nepalese students after Saturday’s earthquake.

Research & Scholarship

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Thursday Forum to Lay Groundwork for University-Wide Resilience Focus

Friday, May 1, 2015

How to address some of the major challenges brought about by humans’ interactions with the environment is the subject of a forum this week, designed to explore the possibilities for a new multidisciplinary initiative.

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Class of 2015: From U.Va. to Texas and Back, Law Grad Embraces Change, Leadership

Monday, May 4, 2015

Ashley Singletary-Claffee, who graduates May 17 from U.Va.’s School of Law, says she’s learned to embrace change to serve her broader career goals. But as a leader at the school, she has been steadfast in her desire to help fellow students have the best experience possible.

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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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