Fall 2014

Fall 2014 The Voice of His Generation

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian fights for a free and open Internet

Since launching with his dorm mate Steve Huffman (Engr ’05), Alexis Ohanian (Com ’05) has emerged as the face and voice against government restrictions on the Internet.

5   Fall 2014 Better Living Through Architecture

U.Va.'s Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

2   Fall 2014 Any Given Saturday

Behind the scenes at Scott Stadium

Go behind the scenes at Scott Stadium for a look at the inner workings of a Cavaliers football game.

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Fall 2014 On the Brink

The Cavalier baseball team during the last 12 years has gone from near extinction to one of the top programs in the nation.

Fall 2014 New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

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Flower Power

Catie Kitrinos (Col '15) aims to map sunflowers' ability to absorb heavy metals across its genome.

Fall 2014 Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

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God Is in the Details

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Fall 2014 Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

Fall 2014 Nibbled to Death

U.Va. researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.


Fall 2014 Sports Briefs

A roundup of recent sports stories.

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Work Out Like A Wahoo

U.Va.'s strength and conditioning team shows you how to work out like a Wahoo.


Sustainable materials, such as those shown here, make up the Materials Collection. The Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library...

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Puzzle Master

New York Times puzzlemaster Will Shortz (Law '77) calls Sam Ezerskey's (Engr '17) crosswords "fresh" and "interesting."

Fall 2014 New & Notable

The hidden life of flowers; the man who revolutionized the Internet; a young sea turtle's journey; and more.

Fall 2014 Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See what students, faculty and staff are reading around Grounds.

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The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Knowledge is Power

Scott Stadium isn't the only place to be on football game days. Many alumni head to Alumni Hall for the "More than the Score" lecture series.

Is Winning Everything?

Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.

The Wake of Watergate

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Punching Out

Lukas Tamm and his small team of researchers at U.Va. are making strides in figuring out how the Ebola virus works.

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Ringing the Carillon

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

The Future is Now

A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

Letters to the Editor

Readers share their thoughts about recent articles and events.

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