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U.Va. First-Year Students and Faculty Advisers Build A Deeper Bond Over COLA

First-year students have an opportunity to develop stronger connections with their advisers before selecting majors by taking a one-credit College Advising Seminar, or COLA.

Rite of Passage: First-Year Students Join the Community of Trust

Members of the Class of 2018 formally entered U.Va.’s “community of trust” on Sunday by signing the honor pledge at the University’s opening convocation. Their reward: ice cream.

U.Va. Move-In: The Journey Begins

The 3,690 members of the Class of 2018 arrived at the University of Virginia on Friday and Saturday. It meant a surge of activity on Grounds as the summer gave way to the beginning of the academic year, and it also meant a surge of activity on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Here’s a look at #UVAMoveIn:

U.Va. Welcomes Largest Class, and the Cycle Begins Anew

The Class of 2018, the most diverse in University history, began unpacking its bags on Friday. The 2014-15 academic year officially opens with Tuesday’s first day of classes.

After Four Years, Facelift Complete at ‘Workhorse’ New Cabell Hall

The University of Virginia’s largest classroom building has been transformed – and air-conditioned – after four years of extensive interior renovations.


Teaching & Learning

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New Dean Urges Incoming Students to Embrace, Transform U.Va.’s Traditions

Monday, August 25, 2014

In his “First Lecture” to first-year students in the College of Arts & Sciences, Ian Baucom urged his audience to embrace U.Va.’s history and traditions while daring to break new paths for the University.

Public Service

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Sea Level Rise: A Relentless Reality That Virginia Must Plan For Carefully

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Virginia has one of the most economically vulnerable coastlines in the world, and serious planning is under way to protect it from rising seas.

Research & Scholarship

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China Odyssey: Student Spends Summer Exploring Taiwan-Mainland Relations

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.Va. student Russell Bogue reflects upon spending the summer between his second and third years in Taipei, Taiwan, surveying the political views of university students, the island nation’s future leaders.

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Rejuvenated Office Seeks to Enhance Life for U.Va.’s Grad Students and Postdocs

Monday, August 25, 2014

With a new name and new digs in renovated New Cabell Hall, the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs is seeking to link research across Grounds, offer career and professional development and boost efforts to diversify the graduate student body.

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U.Va. Move-In: The Journey Begins

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:18pm

Over the summer months, a team of interns in U.Va.’s Office of Admission used Instagram to chronicle some of what students were up to over the break. Take a look at some of the #uvasummer posts and read more at

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