Topic: Education and Learning

Learning  From Monsters

Learning From Monsters

Engineering students study Frankenstein to learn responsible design

Engineering students study Frankenstein to learn responsible design.

Fall 2018

Staking a Position

Staking a Position

In argument lab, students challenge themselves, each other

Professor Willis Jenkins (Grad ’06) takes a somewhat unorthodox approach in his "argument lab."

Summer 2018

Intersecting Disciplines

Intersecting Disciplines

An innovative undergraduate curriculum completes its first year

Forget everything you know about required classes. The College rethinks curriculum.

Summer 2018

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

Which majors are hotter than others, going back 20-plus years

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.

April 16, 2018

Learning to Grow

Learning to Grow

J-Term class sows skills for school and life

A January Term class teaches students to ask better questions and to be open to challenge in school and in life.

Spring 2018

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

One-time, short-notice seminars touch on topical issues

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Spring 2017

Hire Ed

Hire Ed

As hundreds of faculty near retirement, the University has a plan

As up to 30 percent of UVA faculty prepare for retirement, the University prepares new hiring methods to fill the vacancies.

Winter 2016

Change of Course

Change of Course

College experiments with major curriculum reform

Next year’s entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect.

Fall 2016

Going Home to Give Back

Going Home to Give Back

Alumna returns to the South Bronx to bring health education to schoolchildren

Jasmine Drake (Col ’13) entered UVA expecting to apply to medical school. After an Alternative Spring Break trip, she decided to give back to her community in the South Bronx.

Summer 2016

The Oxford Experience

The Oxford Experience

Alumna explores the history, architecture and scenery of Oxford University

A group of alumni explores the rich history, architecture and scenery of Oxford University.

April 8, 2016

Opening the Door to College

Opening the Door to College

Alumna creates largest adviser network in the nation

Nicole Hurd (Grad ’02) saw an opportunity to expand education to underserved populations. So she launched the College Advising Corps, now the nation’s largest college access program, here at UVA.

Spring 2016

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.