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‘A Mountaintop Moment’: Professor’s Met Exhibition Sparks Discovery of Lost Painting

Can you call me? That request landed in art professor Elizabeth Hutton Turner’s inbox after she wrapped up a session of her “American Modernism” course recently. The email was from Randall Griffey, a curator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who had just met with Turner’s students on Zoom to discuss the Met exhibition Turner co-curated about American modernist painter Jacob Lawrence.

UVA’s COVID Testing Efforts Get a Helping Hand From Biology Professor’s Robot

Rosie the Robot operates six days a week in UVA’s “Be SAFE” Lab, with two shifts of lab workers processing as many as 3,500 saliva samples a day.

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Malaria Research Wins UVA Biologist a Coveted NSF CAREER Award

Apr 19, 2021

Efforts to understand how malaria survives stressors that could wipe it out might help Assistant Professor Jennifer Güler put an end to one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

Student Council President Abel Liu Named as UVA’s Latest Truman Scholar

Apr 15, 2021

Abel Liu, who worked to aid students caught in the COVID-19 pandemic, was surprised by President Jim Ryan with news of the Truman Scholarship late last week.

Like Peas in a Pod: UVA Astronomer's Survey of Young Stars Published

Mar 30, 2021

Yao-Lun Yang, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Astronomy, is lead author of a new study examining the formation of organic molecules at the dawn of planet formation.

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In-Person and Virtual Events Mark Earth Day This Year

A variety of celebrations, activities and events are taking place throughout the month, but particularly this week.

SIP Filmfest

Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, April 18-25

'God of Carnage' and 'Death of the Author'

Two one-act plays by the Dept. of Drama's new MFA Acting Company. April 22-25, streaming free

Plans for In-Person Final Exercises for Classes of 2020, 2021

Both will begin with the traditional procession down the Lawn from the Rotunda. The Class of 2021 will end with degree conferral ceremonies in Scott Stadium.