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Chickahominy Chief Tells Visiting Youth of Education’s Importance in Democracy

South American youth hosted by U.Va.’s Center for Politics heard from Chief Stephen Adkins about the importance of education for indigenous people across the Americas who share many similar challenges living as minorities in their countries.

Updates Regarding Missing University Student

Official updates and information regarding missing student Hannah Graham.

U.Va.’s New $2.4M Computing Cluster to Enhance, Facilitate Big Data Research

Rivanna – a new, high-performance computer cluster unveiled Thursday – will provide University researchers with the combined computational power of 4,800 individual desktop computers linked together.

‘Bring Hannah Home’ Candlelight Vigil Draws Thousands in U.Va. Community

Sharing memories and some of Hannah Graham’s favorite things, the University community came together to show their support and hope for the missing student.

New Exhibit Goes Behind the Scenes to Re-examine Landmark 1948 Photo Essay

In 1948 – and for the next 20 years – Gordon Parks was the only black staff photographer at a major U.S. magazine or newspaper. A U.Va. exhibit tells the story of the Life magazine spread that launched his career ­– and his own ambivalence toward it.


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New Grant to Promote Teamwork Between Docs, Nurses in Treating Complex Patients

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Teaching advanced practice nursing and medical students to work together should increase their ability to offer seamless, safe, high-quality care to patients with multiple chronic conditions.

Public Service

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Expert: Requiring Background Checks for All Gun Sales Would Improve Safety

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

In the latest issue of the Virginia News Letter, published by U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, VCU professor Thomas Baker makes a proposal for closing the “private sale” loophole in Virginia’s gun laws.

Research & Scholarship

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In Ferguson’s Light, Law Professor Makes a Plea for Considering Dignity

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Josh Bowers has made a career of examining circumstances in which enforcing the letter of the law is not always in the public’s best interests.

University News

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‘Art of Power’ Author Jon Meacham to Speak on Jefferson

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

A journalist and historian, Meacham will present some different perspectives on Thomas Jefferson in the first of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation’s Shadwell Lecture series.

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Investigating the Secrets of Dragonfly Flight

The flight capabilities of flexible-winged insects are the subject of Professor Haibo Dong's research in the Flow Simulation Research Group at the University of Virginia. His team uses high speed video cameras and advanced computational systems to build 3-dimensional models of flying insects and the vortex structure of airflows created by their flight.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 12:18pm

Over the summer months, a team of interns in U.Va.’s Office of Admission used Instagram to chronicle some of what students were up to over the break. Take a look at some of the #uvasummer posts and read more at

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