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  • A Great Year for Creativity

    The presence of the arts enlivened life on and around Grounds – and as far away as the White House, and on Facebook – in 2016.

  • Science vs. Reality

    Students taking Psychology Professor Vikram Jaswal’s course are learning alongside a group of autistic adults in Northern Virginia – and are surprised by what they are finding.

  • How UVA Shaped Georgia O’Keeffe

    An exhibition at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM featuring several watercolors of the Grounds reveals how three pivotal summers at UVA set her on the path to becoming one of the greatest American artists of her time.

  • UVA Creates Julian Bond Professorship for Civil Rights Education

    The late Julian Bond was one of the most prominent social justice advocates to emerge from the Civil Rights Movement. To honor his legacy and his service to the University of Virginia, where he taught for two decades, a new professorship is being established in his name.

  • Graduate Art Student Calls Attention to Plight of Afghan Women

    Zuhal Feraidon, who was born in Afghanistan, has earned international recognition for artwork bringing attention to the daily dangers facing women in modern Afghanistan.

  • Untangling the Legacy of Slavery

    Some of the best minds in the nation on the history of America’s founding, the roles of slavery and civil rights, and where the country stands today, gathered recently at Monticello to discuss scholarship, heartfelt thoughts and activism.

  • Celebration of 50th Anniversary of NEH’s Founding Begins Sept. 14

    The local festival, which runs through Saturday, Sept. 17, will offer discussions, performances, film screenings, interviews, and art exhibits featuring some of the world's leading scholars, writers, artists, and cultural experts.

  • Algal Blooms

    Working with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, A&S environmental scientists have created an online calculator for people to realize how their individual choices affect the health of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

  • Adding Color to the Corner

    Anchored by a single powerful verse from Rita Dove’s poem, “Testimonial,” the new mural is the latest addition to this lively stretch of University Avenue, offering a bright, colorful welcome to new and returning students.

  • UVA Biologist Developing 3-D Computer Model of a Full Animal, Cell by Cell

    Eyleen O’Rourke and colleagues are creating the first computer simulation of an entire living organism to better understand genetics, environment and disease.

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