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Winter 2010 Table of Contents
Welcome to Virginia
In her first months on the job as president of U.Va., Teresa Sullivan is proving that she's up for the challenge.
The Voice of Reason
In October 1982, a man held his sister and her children at gunpoint in a train. Just another day at the office for hostage negotiator Gary Noesner.
The One and Only
As the country's only female head coach of a high school football team, Natalie Randolph (Col '02, Educ '03) has drawn a flurry of media attention.
Sorting Through Garbage
As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?
Each year, the bar seems to rise for students entering the University. Take a quick look at the numbers behind the Class of '14.
“Experiences make us happier than [material] things [because] experiences are more likely to be shared with other people, and other people are our greatest source of happiness.” —U.Va. psychology...
More than 1,500 members of the University community participated in a Day of Dialogue that President Teresa Sullivan called the “first step toward building a more caring community” in her welcoming...
Taking the Pledge
As part of national Campus Sustainability Day in October, University employees and students electronically “signed” an online pledge that reads, “I pledge to consider the social, economic and environmental impacts...
Helen E. DragasHistoric Appointment For the first time, the Board of Visitors has elected a female vice rector. Helen E. Dragas (Col ’84, GSBA ’88) will succeed current rector John O. Wynne...
Student Safety Concerns
Dean of students addresses recent events
Students Matt Savarese (Col ’12) and Jeffrey Luppino-Esposito (Col ’11) have created an interactive, online musical that’s posted every week on YouTube. With the help of a nearly 50-member cast and...
Changes at VQR
A University audit of the Virginia Quarterly Review has recommended several changes to address employees’ concerns and improve the magazine’s financial and managerial accountability. President Teresa A. Sullivan called...
Insider’s View: Rare Items
Explore some of the most valuable treasures in Special Collections.
Bird Food Redux
For one U.Va. researcher, clues about the health of the environment lie in examining the feathers and vomit of...
Scrub that Theory
The fight against flu has an arsenal of weapons—shots, pills, masks and more—but hand sanitizers have little punch...
Smile, Milky Way The universe can be viewed in a little sharper focus by one of the world’s most...
Researchers appear to be getting a workout assessing the value of exercise. One study, led by U.Va. psychiatry professor...
Still Blazing Monica Wright (Col ’10), U.Va.’s all-time leading scorer in women’s basketball, was named to the 2010 WNBA...
The glory days on the fields and courts of athletic competition fade quickly for many student-athletes, but 30 Cavaliers have earned...
Young talent brings different dynamic to basketball programs.
Going to the Mat
U.Va.'s wrestling team achieved new heights last season. Coach Garland sat down to discuss those accomplishments and the current season.
View From a Garden
A lover of outdoor spaces and peaceful places, Olivia Kiers (Col ’12) often retreats to the garden behind Pavilion I...
Every year, thousands of anxious high school seniors ponder that question. Parke Muth, U.Va.’s senior assistant admission...
More than 1,000 alumni, parents and friends gathered in Los Angeles for the first Western U.S. Alumni Weekend in...
Fraser’s Penguins: A Journey to the Future in Antarctica Fen Montaigne (Col ’74) Henry Holt and Company For the...
1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
2. The Girl Who Played with Fire...
See how Corwin Levi (Law ‘05) transformed his law school notes into art
A sign on the window outside Corwin...
Ivy Style “In its current incarnation, Ivy Style involves outdoorswear, ruggedwear, authentic American brands and labels that are 100 years old,”...
The anthropologists featured in “The Trouble With Civilization” (Fall 2010) seem a bit confused about the...
Student Life: Putting the Fun in Fundraising
The tradition of student charity at U.Va.
Retrospect: 1888: The Origins of Orange and Blue
For decades, the scarf that inspired the University's orange-and-blue colors appeared to have been lost.
In August, when I became the University’s eighth president, I joined a community whose culture and traditions are...
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