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President Sullivan’s Statement Regarding Hannah Graham

“For Hannah’s young life to end so tragically, and for her destiny of promise to be left unfulfilled, is an affront to the sanctity of life and to the natural order of human events,” Teresa A. Sullivan said in a statement to the U.Va. community.

Vine to Wine: U.Va. Couple Pour Heart, Soul, Mind & Body into Craft

Landscape architect Mary Hughes and IT analyst David Vermillion serve U.Va. well, day-to-day, and accomplish in their avocation what Jefferson was unable to do in his lifetime.

Flip for a Cure: Going Behind the Scenes at U.Va.’s Annual ‘Pancakes for Parkinson’s’

On Saturday, U.Va. will host its 11th annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s event on the Lawn. Since 2004, U.Va. has raised more than $346,000 to support research toward finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. And the whole event is student-run.

U.Va. Students, Corner Merchants Plan Week of Bystander Intervention Efforts

In the lead-up to Homecomings Weekend, organizers behind the “Hoos Got Your Back” campaign are planning a series of events this week aimed at preventing sexual assault.

New U.Va. Study Upends Current Theories of How Mitochondria Began

A U.Va. study used advanced DNA sequencing to produce new insights into the potentially nefarious origins of the cells’ “powerhouse” organelles.

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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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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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Volunteers Plan to Help Cavalier Football Fans Limit Their Waste this Weekend

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The annual “Game Day Challenge” seeks to reduce waste at a designated Cavalier football game – to as little as zero in the suites.

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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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