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Woodson Institute Series Fulfills Students’ ‘Thirst’ for Civil Rights History

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies has launched a series of courses and events focusing on 50th anniversaries in the history of the modern Civil Rights movement and their relevance to today’s society.

U.Va. Students Pursue the Pleasures of Multilingualism

For many U.Va. students, speaking several languages is a way of life. There are pragmatic reasons for being multilingual in a global society, but students also cite it as a source of joy.

U.Va. Spinoff PsiKick’s Batteryless Sensors Poised for Coming ‘Internet of Things’

More than a decade of collaborative research at three major universities, led by U.Va. professor Ben Calhoun, has overcome many hurdles to create a whole new category of ultra-low-power wireless, batteryless computer chip that could be a “game changer.”

‘SNL’ Star Zamata Returns to U.Va. and Leaves ’em Laughing

The 2008 drama grad performed an hour of stand-up comedy, touching on her first kiss, typical family problems, race, awkward sexual experiences, life in New York City and her recent experiences at “SNL.” She then fielded questions from students.

U.Va. Historian Alan Taylor Wins 2014 Pulitzer for Book on Slaves and War

Newly hired history professor Alan Taylor earned his second Pulitzer Prize, a feat his U.Va. colleagues characterize as “huge,” “remarkable” and “thrilling for the department.”


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‘Starchitect’ and Jefferson Medalist Ito Drops in on Graduate Architecture Class

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Design reviews are a staple activity for School of Architecture students, but not often do they include face-to-face feedback from one of the most renowned architects in the world.

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University of Virginia Astronomer Trinh Thuan Awarded French Legion of Honor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

France’s ambassador to the U.S. presented that nation’s highest decoration to Trinh at Carr’s Hill, citing his “exemplary personal commitment to the promotion of scientific culture and the transatlantic collaboration in the field of astrophysics.”

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U.Va. Student Wins Fellowship for Research on Black Women Jailed During the Civil War

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Many enslaved and free black women’s actions that were construed as crimes in the Civil War period can also be understood as strategies of survival, resistance or self-expression, argues doctoral student Tamika Richeson.

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University of Virginia Board to Set Tuition for 2014-15

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A proposed increase would support ongoing efforts to improve faculty and staff compensation, drive initiatives of the University’s strategic plan and cover increases in U.Va.’s contribution to the Virginia Retirement System.

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"Tips for Law School Success for Women"

University of Virginia law professors Anne Coughlin and Molly Shadel, along with Sarah Buckley, editor-in-chief of the Virginia Law Review and Katie Rumbaugh, notes editor for the Virginia Law Review, discuss strategies for women to make the most of their law school careers.

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