Undergraduates in the News: 2014-2015

UVA’s Russell Bogue Among 2016 Class of Rhodes Scholars

November 23, 2015 – Russell Bogue, a fourth-year honors politics student who also is studying Mandarin Chinese, is the University of Virginia’s 51st Rhodes Scholar.

Undergraduate Engineer Seeks Solutions to Brain Cancer Treatments

August 17, 2015 – In a sense, Alex Berr’s research career at the University of Virginia began before she even enrolled. As a high school student at nearby Western Albemarle High School, she spent two summers doing research in the biomedical engineering department. She worked in Associate Professor Kim Kelly’s lab, on a project that studied bacteriophage as a method of targeting pancreatic cancer.

U.Va. Scholars Rake In Record Number of Fulbrights for Study Abroad

May 26, – An unprecedented number of University of Virginia scholars will pursue their work on foreign shores with the help of Fulbright Scholarships this year.

University Grants Let Students Bring Their Artistic Visions to Life

May 22, 2015 – Five University of Virginia students have received grants from the University Award for Projects in the Arts program, allowing them to follow their muses this summer.

‘Double ’Hoo’ Awards Power Undergrad-Grad Student Research Pairs

May20, 2015 – This summer, pairs of University of Virginia student researchers will examine exoplanets, experiment with repairing brain and spine tissue and look at the history of Southern agriculture.

U.Va. Graduates Excelled in Scholarship and Research

May 14, 2015 - The University of Virginia’s Class of 2015 has distinguished itself in many ways, earning dozens of prestigious national and University-wide honors and scholarships.

Two U.Va. Third-Year Students Net Truman Scholarships

April 15, 2015 – Two University of Virginia students have received Harry S. Truman Scholarships for 2015-16.

Two U.Va. Third-Year Students Tapped for Goldwater Scholarships

April 13, 2015 – Two University of Virginia students have received research scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for 2015.

Student to Continue Social Activism With Help From Two Fellowships

April 9, 2015 – Two University of Virginia students have received research scholarships from the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation for 2015.

Student to Continue Social Activism With Help From Two Fellowships

April 9, 2015 – A pair of fellowships will help University of Virginia student Ashley Blackwell fight hunger and discrimination this summer.

$10,000 Prize Boosts Student’s Efforts to Empower Girls in Dominican Republic

April 7, 2015 – University of Virginia student Anna Cait Wade, 21, of Suffolk, will spend her summer working with the Mariposa DR Foundation, a non-governmental organization working to end generational poverty in the Dominican Republic by empowering adolescent girls.

How a Budding Undergraduate Scientist Found Her Calling in a Biomedical Lab

March 25, 2015 – After her first week as a University of Virginia student, Catherine Henry knew she wanted to be a researcher.

Gaining Insight in India: U.Va. Student Studies Yoga Communities

March 23, 2015 –  “Is this his first time here?” an elderly Indian man sitting in a hilltop cave asked, motioning toward third-year University of Virginia student Wade Oakley last summer.

Harrison Award Sparks Undergrad to Prove Herself in the Scientific Community

March 20, 2015 – When Ashley O’Keefe was a first-year student at the University of Virginia, she offered to clean supplies and equipment in assistant biology professor Sarah Kucenas’ neuroscience lab, since she felt she had few skills to contribute to the team.

Student Meshed Studies to Explore Pine Trees’ Role in Israeli State Formation

March 24, 2015 – For many people, trees serve a limited function: shade from the sun, a scenic view during a walk, perhaps wood for the fireplace. For fourth-year University of Virginia student Rebecca Walker, trees offer insight into cultural values and attitudes.

Understanding the Jewish Experience in a Muslim Land

October 8, 2014 – What do you do when you’ve traveled halfway around the world, only to find that the people who speak a language you’re trying to study won’t talk to you?

Between Rome and Richmond: Student Explores the Southern Catholic War Experience

August 13, 2014 – When Northern abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe describes Southern slave driver Simon Legree in “Uncle Tom’s Cabin,” she paints him as one of the cruelest characters in all American fiction – a brutish, cold and merciless torturer of a trapped and helpless people.

U.Va. Undergrads Try a Slice of Each Other’s Research

July 24, 2014 - Today more than ever, students are seeking to build their résumés while they’re still undergraduates – and the most crucial time to do so is during the summer months.

U.Va. Undergraduate Researcher Studies Sunflowers’ Power to Clean Up Soil

July 9, 2014 - Call it the wonder plant – a flower that can either absorb toxic metals and radiation out of the soil or prevent most of them from entering its system and be safe to consume, depending on the variety.

Fulbright Awards Enable U.Va. Octet to Study, Work Abroad

June 23, 2014 - Eight University of Virginia scholars – four graduate students and four graduates – have received Fulbright Scholarships to study and work abroad for the 2014-15 academic year.

Undergrads Get the Scoop on Each Other’s Research at Kick-Off Event

June 17, 2014 - Ice cream toppings and research topics were liberally shared by University of Virginia undergraduate researchers in the Clark Hall mural room on June 8, in a summer research kick-off event sponsored the Center for Undergraduate Excellence in collaboration with the Graduate Student Diversity Program and the Curry School Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

University Grants Let Students Bring Their Artist Visions to Life

May 29, 2014 - Five University of Virginia students have received grants from the University Award for Projects in the Arts program to support their creative efforts.

Research Grants Support Graduate Mentoring of Undergrad Students

May 20, 2014 - The University of Virginia has awarded six “Double-’Hoo” Research Grants, which fund pairings of undergraduate and graduate students who collaborate on research projects.

From U.Va. to Oxford: The Intertwining Paths of Two Rhodes Scholars

May 12, 2014 - Final Exercises at the University of Virginia mark the end of many things for students: classes, exams and even friendships.

One friendship that will not end is that between fourth-years Evan Behrle and Charles Tyson, both of whom received 2014 Rhodes Scholarships.

President Sullivan Revives Public Day, A 19th-Century U.Va. Tradition

April 8, 2014 - The Center for Undergraduate Excellence launched the Undergraduate Student Opportunities for Academic Research program, or USOAR, in 2013...

History Student Makes 16th-Century Link Between Old, New Worlds

March 22, 2014 - The University of Virginia Faculty Senate and Center for Undergraduate Excellence recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards.

From Medical Research to the American Catholic Experience in the Civil War, U.Va. Announces 39 Undergraduate Research Awards

March 13, 2014 - Proposals to examine ancient Greek sanctuaries in Turkey, sample the opinion of Taiwanese youth, study dissolved nitrogen mobility and research therapeutics for pain management are among the 39 summer research projects forwarded by University of Virginia undergraduate students that have received funding.