Tuesday, July 22, 2014
81º F (27º C)
About 700 first-year students learned about getting around Grounds and signing up for classes during one of eight orientation sessions offered before the start of the semester.
Students on the Lawn at summer orientation
She majored in studio art and minored in computer science at U.Va. Her first job was with U.Va.'s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, helping to digitally recreate ancient Rome. But her passion? Rock 'n' roll.
Kim Dylla, rock 'n' rolll seamstress
The Center for Politics will update its interactive maps weekly, showing which way its analysts believe races for the House, Senate and governorships are leaning and explaining the logic behind changes in ratings.
The traditional way to teach engineering – lectures, homework sets and tests – often leaves little room for students to do actual hands-on engineering. Several professors in U.Va.’s Engineering School are now using the latest innovative methods.
Brian Helmke instructs students
The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing unites industry and academic resources to improve products and manufacturing systems. Results are applied directly to the factory floor, turning ideas into profit quickly and affordably.
Industrial-scale equipment at CCAM includes additive manufacturing, surface coating and surface prep cells.
Teaching & Learning
Seminar in Ethical Values meeting
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
What can Marlon Brando and John Steinbeck teach future lawyers about how they go about their work? Informal, one-credit seminars use books, films and simulations to explore the concepts of legal ethics and morality.
Nurses at work at last year's Community Health Fair
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Free health screenings and other information are planned for the annual Charlottesville Community Health Fair, to be held July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Booker T. Washington Park on Preston Avenue.
Research & Scholarship
Song Hu, a U.Va. assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is quite literally illuminating some of the body’s closest-kept secrets, paving the way for better treatments of diseases like cancer.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
By deploying laser and ultrasound technology side-by-side, biomedical engineer Song Hu’s work has the potential to further advance medical imaging.
Stephen Vitiello performing his composition, “From Another Room,” at St. Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland, in June 2013
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Since nature often serves as an artist’s muse, each summer, U.Va.’s Mountain Lake Biological Station hosts an artist-in-residence. This year’s guest is Stephen Vitiello, a nationally renowned sound artist.
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Anyone passing through Newcomb Hall recently likely noticed the “selfie station” set up on the first floor for summer orientation. The person who submits the best selfie with one of the cardboard U.Va. notables pictured wins a free lunch with Dean of Students Allen Groves. The marketing team in the Office of the Dean of Students will name a winner after orientation. Take a look at some of the submissions so far: [ View the story "UVA Selfie...
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