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Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Jane Kelly

You’ve heard of study abroad. How about “intern abroad”? These students are doing it, learning job skills and boosting their cultural fluency at the same time.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

President Obama nominated Michael F. Suarez, an expert on the history of publishing, to join the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Graduate students Asa Eslocker and Harriett Jameson studied the physical and cultural landscapes of “Blue Zone” communities where citizens live extraordinarily long lives. Could design, they wondered, be one secret to longer, happier lives?

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Skylar Frederick

From Mount Rainier to the Hoover Dam and beyond, University of Virginia students, alumni and staff members sported their Wahoo pride all over the world this summer.

Monday, August 3, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Meredith McCool and Tessa McCoy-Hall hope their oral histories will move beyond unhelpful stereotypes to generate meaningful discussion about one small town’s past and the creation of its future.

Monday, August 3, 2015 | Dan Heuchert

The organization’s flagship college guide hits the shelves on Tuesday, and has plenty of good things to say about U.Va.

Monday, August 3, 2015 | Katie McNally

Experts at U.Va. are prepared to break down the impact of President Obama’s new Clean Power Plan.

Friday, July 31, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Like the rest of the iconic Rotunda building, the clock has a rich and varied history filled with modifications and refinement.

Friday, July 31, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Andrew Mondschein is using data from wearable sensors, cameras and smartphone apps to monitor temperature, air quality and other metrics as developers revitalize the D.C. suburb and track how ambitious plans turn into real results.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Katie McNally

U.Va.’s resident Jefferson expert and BackStory radio personality Peter Onuf weighs in on the Founding Father’s “pursuit of Happiness” and America’s most potent punctuation mark.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University of Virginia astronomers, working with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, find that about 30 percent of the stars in the Milky Way have changed their orbits.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Josh Barney

Strange rings of DNA that exist outside chromosomes are distinct to the cell types that mistakenly produced them, researchers have discovered. The finding raises the possibility that the rings could be used as an indicator of different types of cancer.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Factors such as student and alumni success, and return-on-investment, helped propel U.Va. in the magazine’s annual rankings.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Caroline Newman

U.Va. religious studies professor Kathleen Flake’s digital database of polygamous marriages in the 19th century could provide important context as a new debate arises after June’s same-sex marriage ruling.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Leslie M. Booren

Lauren Mims spent the summer in Washington, D.C. working on the new White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans.

Monday, July 27, 2015 | Jane Kelly

One of China’s premier universities features a rotunda very much like the historic structure on Grounds. Could U.Va.’s first graduate from China, who went on to the highest levels of government in Beijing, be the link?

Monday, July 27, 2015 | Josh Barney

The U.Va. School of Medicine and the U.S. Green Building Council have been awarded a three year, $1.2 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to advance their Green Health Partnership.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The hormone oxytocin, sometimes called “the love hormone,” may be a factor in postpartum depression, when a mother has a lower than normal level. A blood marker now may help identify the risk.

Monday, July 27, 2015 | Dan Heuchert

Also noted: The School of Nursing received major recognition for its gerontological nursing efforts, UVIMCO’s leader earns a national award, and a nursing professor will lead a national professional organization.

Friday, July 24, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

U.Va. is participating in a national summer fellowship program devoted to increasing the number of underrepresented students pursuing graduate study in the humanities and social sciences.

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