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Flip for a Cure: Going Behind the Scenes at U.Va.’s Annual ‘Pancakes for Parkinson’s’

On Saturday, U.Va. will host its 11th annual Pancakes for Parkinson’s event on the Lawn. Since 2004, U.Va. has raised more than $346,000 to support research toward finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease. And the whole event is student-run.

U.Va. Students, Corner Merchants Plan Week of Bystander Intervention Efforts

In the lead-up to Homecomings Weekend, organizers behind the “Hoos Got Your Back” campaign are planning a series of events this week aimed at preventing sexual assault.

New U.Va. Study Upends Current Theories of How Mitochondria Began

A U.Va. study used advanced DNA sequencing to produce new insights into the potentially nefarious origins of the cells’ “powerhouse” organelles.

U.Va. Group Honors Unknown Slaves at Burial Site, Sets Stage for Future Work

U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan called for “appropriate recognition of the historical role of slavery and enslaved persons at the University” as the University nears its bicentennial.

Information Regarding Missing University Student Hannah Graham

Official updates and information regarding missing student Hannah Graham.


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Supreme Court to Hear U.Va. Law Clinic Case Involving Gun, Property Rights

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Supreme Court Litigation Clinic’s 12th case to reach the highest court in the land involves a fascinating question: Can the government prevent the sale of a convicted felon’s legally owned firearms, even if they were unrelated to his crime?

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How Effective is Your Member of Congress? Scholars Create a Effectiveness Score

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A new website and upcoming book offer effectiveness scores for members of Congress.

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Zillow Economist to Speak Today in Inaugural Data Science Lecture Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014

U.Va.’s Data Science Institute on Friday kicks off a series of six data science lectures with a talk by Zillow economist Stan Humphries.

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Unique Voices: VQR Editor Talks About What Makes the Journal Stand Out

Monday, October 20, 2014

W. Ralph Eubanks, who joined the staff last year, talks about what he thinks makes the journal distinctive, as well as a little bit about his own work and interests – including Southern food.

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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.

We narrowed the selected pics down to a group of...

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