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Melting Snow With a Passion for Salsa (Video)

The recent Salsa Fest brought participants on Grounds from all over the East Coast, showcasing the University’s thriving Latin dance scene.

A Sense of Taste: Psychology Professor Examines the Taste System

U.Va. psychology professor David Hill operates one of the few labs in the world to study the development of taste.

Lost and Found: U.Va. Grad Student Discovers Ghosts in the MP3

A Ph.D. student in U.Va.’s Center for Computer Music has discovered that songs compressed into MP3 files have ghosts. It gets even spookier – a pop hit from the 1980s holds the key.

U.Va. Prevents Diabetic Heart Condition by Amplifying Effect of Exercise

Researchers are attempting to boost levels of a molecule, released from muscle tissue during exercise, that can ward off a potentially deadly heart condition affecting many people with diabetes.

Once a Volunteer, Tim Freilich Takes the Helm as Madison House’s Director

Tim Freilich reflects on his undergraduate experience with Madison House and how it influenced his journey, plus his vision for Madison House into the future.

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At ‘Look Hoos Talking,’ Faculty Pack Big Ideas Into 12 Minutes

Thursday, February 26, 2015

In the spirit of the liberal arts education that Thomas Jefferson envisioned, faculty members presented some of their favorite ideas to students during “Look Hoos Talking.”

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Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Nets Record-Breaking Online Gifts

Friday, February 20, 2015

Once again, U.Va. employees led the way in giving to the statewide charity drive, donating nearly $1 million to a variety of local and statewide non-profit organizations.

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New Book Offers Perspective in West’s Clash with Political Islam

Friday, February 27, 2015

Politics professor John M. Owen IV compares fractures within modern Islamism to factions within political Christianity in Europe 500 years ago.

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Austrian Ambassador: ‘We Will Probably Have to Get Used to Longer Periods of Crisis’

Friday, February 27, 2015

Hans Peter Manz discussed trade and international conflict during an appearance Thursday at the University of Virginia.

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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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