Undergraduates in the News: 2014-2015

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.