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One for the Books

What would a university be without a library? These essential institutions underpin scholarly pursuit, providing students and faculty with access to virtually infinite knowledge. For nearly two centuries, the University of Virginia Library has stood as an enduring symbol of learning. Today, it is among the finest in the nation.

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Follow Through

Cindy Brinker Simmons (Col ’79) smiles whenever she recalls her “glorious, exhilarating, and exciting four years at UVA.”

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A True Gift For Good

Kyndia Riley, a 2016-17 Heartwood Scholarship recipient, is a first-generation college student and a mentor to students in Charlottesville schools. After graduation in 2019, she plans to teach and mentor younger children who lack access to resources for quality care and a good education. Riley’s parents are both incarcerated and she is struggling to pay for college on her own. The Heartwood Scholarship, made possible by a fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Richmond, helps cover her cost of attending UVA.

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CommTalks

How are men and women in leadership roles perceived differently? This was the subject of Amanda Cowen’s COMMTalk in April 2017. At its annual Spring Symposium, the McIntire School of Commerce presented “COMMTalks: Ideas. Inspiration. Impact,” featuring 10-minute TED Talk-style presentations by McIntire research faculty.

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Wisdom for the Planet

Will we be the last generation to fish for our food in the ocean?

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Bioblitz Reveals Biodiversity

Scientists often find much more data than expected when they engage in a bioblitz, a research effort focused on finding as many species as possible in a location within a short amount of time.

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