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Hidden in the Margins: U.Va. Project Saves Unique Pages of the Past

Many old library books contain unique details not originally printed on the pages – well-known or historical signatures, drawings, pressed flowers, coin rubbings and other memorabilia.

U.Va. Surgeon Gives Boy a New Grip on Life

Born without thumbs, 2-year-old Connor Woodle is now able to hold open his favorite picture books. His parents couldn’t be happier with the U.Va. surgeon who made it possible.

U.Va. Students Become Sound Journalists in New Radio Production Course

Taught by the associate producer of a public radio show, the new U.Va production course teaches students the basics of radio journalism. Their final projects will air on WTJU, the University’s own community station.

Berlin Wall Symposium to Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Historic Fall Nov. 3-9

Lectures, panel discussions, theatrical and dance performances, art projects, film screenings and photography exhibits are among the events planned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall during the first week of November.

Memorial Offers a Focal Point for Students to Mourn the Loss of Hannah Graham

The site at Monroe Hill serves as a place of remembrance and tribute, where students are invited to join together to remember the life of their classmate, contribute to the memorial and reflect together.


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Former Diplomat: Fighting Climate Change Requires More Than Just Policy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fighting climate change will require governments working in concert with other major stakeholders such as banks, investors and companies, said Carlos Pascual.

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Law School Graduate to Clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ben Tyson, who graduated in May from both the School of Law and the Darden School of Business, compiled an academic record that “has few parallels in the school’s recent history,” according to longtime law professor A.E. Dick Howard.

Research & Scholarship

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Why Did Poe Write, ‘Quoth the Raven, Nevermore’?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry, like his stories, might not be uplifting, but English professor Jerome McGann makes a case for him being one of most important early American poets.

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U.Va. Architecture Professor Shares Memories of Berlin Wall’s Fall

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Karen Van Lengen arrived in Berlin for a design competition one week after the Berlin Wall fell, and visited frequently over the next months. Her vantage point, artifacts and memories offer a unique perspective on the aftermath.

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Australian Artist Ricardo Idagi Shares Skills with U.Va. Students

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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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