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Forbes Names U.Va. Nation’s Second Highest-Ranking Public University

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

Early Mormon Marriages Database To Shed Light on Polygamy, Past and Present

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.

The Mysterious Origin of China’s (Possible) Version of U.Va.’s Rotunda

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?

New Research Examines Bottled Water Sales During Hurricane Season

The sales of bottled water, an important commodity during disasters, can give clues to emergency preparedness.

Study: Implicit Bias Against Lesbians, Gays Decreasing Across Demographic Groups

In an online study of more than 500,000 people, women, as well as among white, Hispanic, liberal and younger people, showed the greatest reductions in bias.


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Summer Program Opens Door to Graduate Studies for Minority Students

Friday, July 24, 2015

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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Scholars Wrestle With Remembering Slavery at State’s Colleges and Universities

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A consortium of scholars from Virginia colleges and universities met last week to discuss collaborative research and ways to present the historical relationship between slavery and the institutions.

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Strange Circular DNA May Offer New Way to Detect Cancers

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

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.

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Alice J. Raucher Named Architect for the University of Virginia

Thursday, July 16, 2015

At Yale University, Raucher served as senior architect, major projects planner and chair of the Design Steering Team. She also has experience in the private sector and held faculty appointments at Syracuse University and the New York Institute of Technology.

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Deadliest Crash: U.Va. Takes Hard Look at Rollovers

Researchers at the Center for Applied Biomechanics are developing a dynamic rollover crash test and improving crash dummies in an effort to improve on current approaches to rollover safety ratings.

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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.

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