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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | Jane Kelly

Russia’s ambassador to the United States came to U.Va. Tuesday to share his country’s view on the situation in Ukraine, offering students and the community a valuable opportunity to hear from a seasoned diplomat.

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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | Lorenzo Perez

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.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The new all-sports competition will award points based on head-to-head matchups in 21 sports, plus a fan-decided point.

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.

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

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.

Monday, August 25, 2014 | Cheryl Wagner

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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Doctors will use focused ultrasound to destroy fibroadenomas, which are harmless and non-cancerous lumps in the breast. If successful, they ultimately hope to use the technology on more dangerous tumors.

Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Erik Duda , | Rob Seal

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:

Friday, August 22, 2014

Milani, professor of Persian literature and women’s studies, won awards for her translations of the work of Simin Behbahani, who died Tuesday. The courageous poet was an inspiration for Milani and many of her compatriots, inside and outside Iran.

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

A 105-foot research tower has been built at U.Va.’s Mountain Lake Biological Station as part of a $430 million National Science Foundation ecological observatory that will monitor conditions from the Arctic to the tropics.

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Among other new things on Grounds for 2014-15, three new deans will lead schools, new majors will engage students and major literary and arts figures will visit U.Va. Several changes offer new opportunities for students, faculty and staff.

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Dan Heuchert

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.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Charlotte Morford

Wittenborg’s tenure has been defined by her innovative approach to serving students, faculty and the University community, whether that’s with an in-house café, a scholars’ lab or a new special collections library.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | McGregor McCance

Students and University officials are targeting the onset of the “Red Zone,” the time at the beginning of the academic year when most sexual misconduct is reported. The campaign builds on the University’s strength as a community of trust, one student leader says.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

“Fed Up,” which Couric narrates and co-produced, critiques the “Big Sugar” lobby and government officials who it says are complicit in the nation’s obesity epidemic.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

An online project via the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities promises to transform historical research.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

A “Star Party” featuring telescopes, food, apple cider and the night sky is set for Saturday at a cidery in Albemarle County.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | Jane Kelly

Russia’s ambassador to the United States will discuss the countries’ strained relations at U.Va. on Aug. 26. The event is free and open to the public.


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