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New U.Va. Residence Hall, Gibbons House, Named for Former Slave Couple

Once free, William Gibbons, who had been a butler, became a prominent minister, and Isabella Gibbons, a former cook, became a teacher in a local freedmen’s school.

Board of Visitors Sets 2015-16 Tuition

With tuition for 2015-16 set, the University will implement a new financial model that provides major relief from need-based student debt for Virginia families.

Affordable Excellence Model Significantly Lowers Student Indebtedness

The Board of Visitors on Tuesday took action to reduce by $10,000 the amount of indebtedness Virginia students qualifying for need-based loans will accrue during their four-year undergraduate careers.

Change Your Perspective: Alternative Spring Break Takes Students Across New Borders

Designed to function as a service-oriented alternative to the standard college break experience, Alternative Spring Break takes students to locations ranging from the Amazonian rainforests to the Shenandoah Valley.

Magnificent Season Ends on Painful Note

For the second straight season, Michigan State proved to be too big an obstacle to overcome as the U.Va. men’s basketball season came to a sudden end. The Cavaliers finished 30-4 and return all but one of their regular contributors next year.


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How a Budding Undergraduate Scientist Found Her Calling in a Biomedical Lab

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Catherine Henry didn’t just find a hobby when she walked into the Peirce-Cottler lab at the University of Virginia. She found her calling – and as a Rodman Scholar, Harrison Research Award recipient and Beckman Scholar, she’s had a ton of success.

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Board Endorses Emergency Department Expansion, Move to Private Patient Rooms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

U.Va.’s Medical Center Operating Board on Tuesday endorsed a plan to expand the Emergency Department and construct a new bed tower, which will allow nearly all of the hospital’s patient rooms to become private.

Research & Scholarship

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IQ of Children in Better-Educated Households is Higher, Study of Twins Indicates

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A study comparing the IQs of male siblings in which one member was reared by biological parents and the other by adoptive parents found later that the children adopted by parents with more education had higher IQs.

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Sharon Davie, Founding Director of the U.Va. Women’s Center, to Retire

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

With the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center “strong and thriving,” Davie is moving on to a new place and a new career.

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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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