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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 400308
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4308

Street Address:
Booker House
1709 University Ave
Charlotttesville, VA 22904

Phone / Fax:
Phone 434-924-4302
Toll Free 1-866-UVA-OUTREACH
Fax 434-982-2920

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Engaged Teaching and Research

In addition to the University's hundreds of outreach programs, university faculty and students incorporate service into their classes and scholarship. Faculty and students partner with community organizations to develop research grants or service learning projects that respond to public needs. Publicly engaged teaching and research lies at the heart of the country's top public research institutions.

View these stories below to see a snapshot of UVa's academic engagement with local, state, national, and international communities.

U.Va.'s Center for Digital History Partners in $1 Million Grant to Enhance Teaching of American History
Top News, July 2, 2006
The evolution and growth of democracy in America has deep roots in Virginia.

Show and Tell for Student Teachers
TMCNet, July 21, 2006
University of Virginia Curry School of Education has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to determine if a new method for training preschool teachers results in their students, especially disadvantaged children, learning language and literacy skills better.

Darden Incubator to Assist in Translational Research
Research News, July 19, 2006
The University of Virginia’s Batten Institute has long been an active supporter of entrepreneurial activities.

UVa's Center for Global Health Selects 26 Students for Scholarship Program
Top News, June 22, 2006
The University of Virginia’s Center for Global Health has selected its 2006 Scholars in the only scholarship program of its kind that draws students from across the University.

Architects Help Build Community
Explorations, May 26, 2006
In their own way, architecture faculty members Craig Barton and John Quale each underscore a fundamental truth about their field.

Design, Build, and Repeat
Architectural Record, May 5, 2006
While other architecture students were sleeping off the stress and caffeine-induced stupor of their final charrettes early last spring, the ecoMOD studio at the University of Virginia was just gearing up for construction of a prefabricated, ecological, and affordable home of their own design.

PILA Funds Record 59 Public Service Fellowships
Law School News, May 8, 2006
The Public Interest Law Association (PILA) will be providing more than $242,000 in fellowships to 17 second-year and 42 first-year law students in public service jobs this summer.

Public Service Fellowship Program Proves A Resounding Success
School of Architecture, July 13, 2005
The public service fellows at the School of Architecture completed their fellowships at the conclusion of spring semester 2005.

Modular Housing Project Benefits U.Va. Students, Community
UVa Headline News, April 29, 2005
Create well-designed and well-built homes that cost less to live in, minimize damage to the environment and appreciate in value — those are the goals of a new research and design/build project at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.

Designing a Community Dream Together
Inside UVa, December 3, 2004
On a crisp October morning, Rose Allen greeted a group gathered at the Royal Baptist Church by quoting Langston Hughes:

Stepping Outside the Walls of a Classroom
Law School News, May 20, 2004
For almost two decades, the Law School has offered third-year students the chance to take a semester’s break from the structured routine of books and exams via externships through the External Studies Program.

Collegians Compete to Let the Sun Shine In
New York Times, October 3, 2002
EQUAL parts architecture exhibition, science fair and Olympic event, the Solar Decathlon has engaged 14 college teams in a competition to build the ultimate solar home.

UVa Engineering School Helps Cops do Their Jobs
Virginia.edu, March 1, 2002
Like many professions, information technology is changing the way the police work.

Grad's Student's Research Finds Firefighters Were at the Core of American Society
Top News, December 5, 2001
Firefighters have often seemed to represent the best in the American spirit, never more so than with their bravery in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.


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