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Daryl Dike looks to defy the odds and lead No. 4 men’s soccer to a national title

(11/14/19 5:05am)

If you saw sophomore forward Daryl Dike walking down the street, you might think he was a football linebacker rather than one of Virginia’s best mens’ soccer players. At 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds, Dike is built differently than most soccer players — at the college or professional level.

U.Va.'s Veteran’s Day vigil now excludes 21-gun salute

(11/12/19 5:27am)

Veteran’s Day is marked on Grounds by a 24-hour vigil that specifically recognizes and honors those who served in the military but are still missing in action, as well as those that were at one time held as prisoners of war. The University community takes specific notice of those who are and were inhibited from returning home to the United States. The 24-hour vigil concludes with a ceremony for all veterans. 

Fall recipe roundup: Take advantage of these seasonal recipes before it’s too late

(11/14/19 5:11am)

It’s not the bitter cold of winter, the boiling heat of summer nor the sneeze-inducing pollen of spring. It’s peak fall season in Charlottesville, and it’s appeal cannot be beat — there’s beautiful scenery to bask in at the top of Humpback Rock, and local C’ville farmers markets are stocked high with fresh fall produce.

Taiwanese Student Association hosts annual Taste of Taiwan event

(11/12/19 5:33am)

As the temperature begins to drop and Thanksgiving rapidly approaches, nothing satisfies the holiday cravings like a warm home-cooked meal. The Taiwanese Student Association provided just that with their free annual Taste of Taiwan event Sunday. Students of all cultural backgrounds gathered together at Shea House to show appreciation for the Taiwanese culture while enjoying a wide variety of traditional dishes. 

Rise in STD cases prompts U.Va. community to take action

(11/14/19 2:25am)

Recently, despite the availability of antibiotics that effectively cure them, cases of STDs like chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis continue to rapidly spread across America. Virginia has not remained immune from this national trend, as the Thomas Jefferson Health District that encompasses Charlottesville witnessed a significant inflation of cases.

Professor brings immersive cinema to U.Va.

(11/22/19 8:11pm)

With advances in virtual reality technology, a new field of filmmaking has emerged — one that allows artists to not just display their work to viewers but to bring viewers inside a world of their creation. The futuristic field of immersive media uses different — and often still developing —  VR technologies to both capture and simulate physical spaces that can immerse users inside virtual models of real-life environments. At the University, one of the leading filmmakers in this field is Mona Kasra, associate professor of digital media design in the department of drama. 

No. 11 Virginia men’s basketball dominates James Madison 65-34 in home opener

(11/11/19 4:12am)

No. 11 Virginia defeated James Madison 65-34 in its home opener at John Paul Jones Arena Sunday night. The Cavaliers (2-0, 1-0 ACC) toppled the Dukes (1-1, 0-0 CAA) in the two teams’ first meeting since Virginia opened the 2014-15 season with a 79-51 win in Harrisonburg. Virginia has never lost in the 10 matchups between the two squads.

University Architect Alice Raucher details current and future construction projects

(11/13/19 2:32am)

As part of the University Advancement’s Office of Engagement's Lifetime Learning initiative, Architect for the University Alice Raucher updated attendees on ongoing projects that the Office of the Architect is overseeing on-Grounds at an event held in Newcomb Theatre Saturday.

Interpretive panels placed in recognition of Gooch-Dillard cemetery

(11/14/19 4:58am)

The Student Council Buildings and Grounds Committee has designed and installed interpretive panels at the Gooch-Dillard Cemetery, in recognition of 70 unmarked gravesites of enslaved laborers. In a tweet announcing the decision, Student Council explained how the installation was “a part of the University’s continued efforts to acknowledge its complicity in the darkest chapter of our nation’s history.”

Curry School of Education offers new teaching degrees in four years

(11/22/19 5:09pm)

The Curry School developed three new bachelor of science in education degrees that will roll out in the fall of 2020. These new undergraduate degrees will be available to the students in the class of 2023 and 2022 as applications open this spring and these two cohorts of students will kick off the program. These degrees were formed after the Curry School of Education met with various leaders in education and policy to discuss how to address the Commonwealth of Virginia's teacher shortage crisis. This meeting, held in October 2017, led to the development of legislation allowing teachers to earn a teaching degree in Virginia after just a four-year undergraduate degree. 

U.Va.’s CHARGE Program ends, but significant institutional changes remain promoting women faculty in Engineering School

(11/26/19 5:36pm)

The National Science Foundation awarded the University $3,017,226 beginning in 2012 as a part of their ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant program focused on increasing the representation of women faculty in STEM disciplines. This grant ran from 2012 to 2017 with two additional “no cost extension” years, therefore officially bringing an end to the University’s CHARGE program Sept. 30. Despite the program ending due to the grant’s finite time, the initiatives put into place accelerated the University’s recruitment, hiring and retention of women faculty in the School of Engineering.

A poetry slam dunk: U.Va. poets vy to compete in an international, collegiate poetry slam

(11/12/19 3:15am)

Flux, the University’s only slam poetry group, hosted a poetry slam Friday night in Minor Hall as one of three qualifiers to help determine which poets will represent the University at the College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational. CUPSI is an annual poetry competition in which over 60 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada compete every year. The competition was founded in 2001 and is put on by the Association of College Unions International. Nine poets competed for five spots on this year’s team. 

Dancers confront media, self-image at Fall Dance Concert

(11/14/19 5:09am)

Students, faculty members and guest artists have worked over the past few months to solidify all of the moving parts which must come together to create this semester’s Fall Dance Concert, which had performances from Thursday to Saturday in Culbreth Theatre. The concert, which is produced by the dance program of the University’s Department of Drama twice a year — once in the fall, and once in the spring — features the work of student choreographers and performers who work closely with department faculty members to bring their visions to the stage. 

No. 1 Virginia suffers its first loss against No. 3 North Carolina in ACC Championship

(11/11/19 9:02pm)

In arguably the most exciting match of No. 1 Virginia's 2019 season, the Cavaliers (16-1-3, 6-0-3 ACC) suffered their first loss against No. 3 North Carolina in the ACC Championship Sunday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.. In the teams’ first meeting this season, Virginia sent the game into overtime with a goal by freshman midfielder Diana Ordonez, but the Tar Heels (19-1-1, 9-0-1 ACC) scored in the second period of overtime to win the game 2-1.