Undergraduates in the News: 2014-2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.