Kim Tanzer

Giving Successes to Advance Architecture School Mission Spring Challenge, Fourth-Year Class Giving Efforts Tip the Scales for FY12 When next facing a challenge with a deadline, you might consider calling on UVA’s School of Architecture for advice. This spring, the school met and exceeded not one but two fundraising challenge goals ahead of schedule. The… more >

Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl

The Continuity of Faculty Excellence Legacy of Distinction Fund at the College of Arts & Sciences Meets $5 Million Goal Jonah Schulhofer-Wohl is feeling lucky these days. He’ll soon be awarded his Ph.D. from Yale, has recently finished a fellowship at Princeton, and has now found the perfect job in UVA’s Woodrow Wilson Department of… more >

Robert Pianta

Building a Better Teacher Dean Robert C. Pianta, Curry School of Education Dean of the Curry School of Education Robert Pianta is also director of the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). Under his leadership, the work produced at CASTL over the past ten years is now having enormous impact on our… more >

Linda Bullock

The Jeanette Lancaster Alumni Professor in Nursing Linda Bullock In August 2010, Linda Bullock joined the UVA faculty as the first Jeanette Lancaster Alumni Professor in Nursing. Alumni and friends funded the chair to honor the former dean of the nursing school, who stepped down in 2008 after 19 years. Ms. Bullock, who comes to… more >

Douglas Taylor

Sharing High-Tech Resources Douglas Taylor, Professor and Chair of Biology In the Taylor Lab, students and post-docs work with biology professor Doug Taylor to study population genetics and molecular evolution. A particular focus of the lab is to study the evolution of rapidly evolving genomes. In the plant genus Silene, Professor Taylor and his students… more >

Randy Jones

Randy Jones (Nursing ’02, Graduate Arts & Sciences ’05) Assistant Professor of Nursing Randy Jones was one of only sixteen African-American men to receive a doctoral degree in nursing when he graduated from UVA He may have been one of the most sought-after graduates. The University of Texas recruited him, and so did Virginia Commonwealth… more >

Dorothy Wong

Dorothy Wong, Associate Professor of Art The Silk Road on the Web The University is a world leader in digital scholarship in the humanities. Award-winning researchers at the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities (IATH) are creating powerful interactive Web sites to share their scholarly materials online. Art historian Dorothy Wong received an IATH… more >

David Kovacs

David Kovacs Hugh H. Obear Twenty-First Century Distinguished Professor of Classics Ancient languages captivated David Kovacs ab initio, “from the very beginning,” when he started studying Latin in the ninth grade at the Charles F. Brush High School in Lyndhurst, Ohio. “I loved it,” he said. “Latin was neat and logical, and it laid bare what… more >

David Jones, M.D.

Fighting Lung Cancer in the Lab David R. Jones, M.D., Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of General Thoracic Surgery Each year, lung cancer kills more than 170,000 Americans. Despite significant treatment advances in other cancers, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer remains a dismal 15 percent. David R. Jones, M.D., chief of thoracic… more >

María–Inés Lagos

Exploring how Latin American Women Straddle Cultures María–Inés Lagos, Professor of Spanish in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese María-Inés Lagos understands what it means to straddle two cultures. She was born in Santiago, Chile, but has spent her professional life in the United States, teaching in the Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese…. more >

Petra Reinke

Engineering Professor Conducts Explorations on the Nanoscale Petra Reinke, Associate Professor, Department of Materials Science and Engineering Just about every assumption made about the materials of everyday life start to collapse when objects become very small. At the micron scale—one-millionth of a meter—they retain their familiar properties. But in moving to the nanoscale—dimensions measured in… more >

Jonathan Haidt

Jonathan Haidt Professor, Department of Psychology “The ethos of UVA is professional and warm. It’s just a wonderful place to work. I really do feel like I’m part of something larger.” When Jonathan Haidt was deciding among several teaching opportunities in the mid-1990s, he recalls people saying things like, “Virginia is a class act,” or… more >

Roseanne Ford

Roseanne Ford Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies and Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering “What’s been enlightening to me is how once you get the right tools and the right people at the right school, new things are possible.” Following the aroma of baking bread through city streets to locate a bakery may seem a… more >

Rita Dove

Rita Dove Commonwealth Professor, Department of English “Just walking through the halls, there’s a hum of intellectual activity. I love that.” It’s rare for a living poet to become an American household name. Rita Dove is one of those exceptions. When the future U.S. Poet Laureate joined the University of Virginia in 1989, her resume… more >

Phoebe Crisman

Phoebe Crisman Assistant Professor, School of Architecture “I’m very committed to the idea that we should find a way to manifest in reality that which we think is important in the world.” When urban architecture professor Phoebe Crisman learned the Portsmouth-based environmental group the Elizabeth River Project needed a facility to teach the public about… more >

Sarah Farrell (Nurs ’81, ’83)

Sarah Farrell, Nursing ’81, ’83 Associate Professor, School of Nursing “Expanding technology into the realm of health care really is a very noble mission. We want to be able to send people across the world to make a positive change.” If anyone in the School of Nursing could be termed a technophile, it’s Sarah Farrell…. more >

Bankole Johnson

Bankole Johnson, M.D. Chair, Department of Psychiatric Medicine Professor, Department of Neurology “If you’re a clinician and not doing research, you can only treat one person at a time. Getting involved in research allows you to reach out to people you have never met and may never see.” Twenty years ago a professor asked Bankole… more >