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How are men and women in leadership roles perceived differently? This was the subject of Amanda Cowen’s COMMTalk in April 2017. At its annual Spring Symposium, the McIntire School of Commerce presented “COMMTalks: Ideas. Inspiration. Impact,” featuring 10-minute TED Talk-style presentations by McIntire research faculty.

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Medicine for Humanity

Every day, new scientific breakthroughs are leading to innovative new treatments for disease. But is science alone enough?

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Wisdom for the Planet

Will we be the last generation to fish for our food in the ocean? This question was the crux of a talk in UVA’s Campbell Hall, home of the School of Architecture.

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Big Business Data

The dual degree between Darden and the Data Science Institute aims to educate the next generation of technology leaders.

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What Dreams Are Made Of

Who says you can’t have it all?

Bicentennial, Blue Ridge, and Jefferson Scholars are proving almost anything is possible.

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BioBlitz Reveals Biodiversity

Scientists often find much more data than expected when they engage in a bioblitz, a research effort focused on finding as many species as possible in a location within a short amount of time.

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Follow Through

Cassie Mercer (Col ’18) is the 2017-18 recipient of The Cindy Brinker Simmons Endowed Scholarship for Women’s Tennis. A foreign affairs major, Mercer is considering law school after graduation.

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A Global Goal

With funding from the Dee Family Global Scholarship, Lilly Crown (Col ’17) embarked on a journey across the world to pursue an internship and independent research project in 2016.

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With a Little Help From Parents

UVA parents have helped fund Grounds-wide initiatives designed to shape and strengthen undergraduate life.

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A True Gift for Good

Kyndia Riley, a 2016-17 Heartwood Scholarship recipient, is a first-generation college student and a mentor to students in Charlottesville schools.

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One Day, Many Gifts

GivingToHoosDay 2017

The numbers are impressive. On April 12, 2017, UVA alumni, parents, and friends donated $3.3 million to their favorite programs and schools—more than $2,000 per minute and nearly $40 per second.

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One for the Books

What would a university be without a library? These essential institutions underpin scholarly pursuit, providing students and faculty with access to virtually infinite knowledge.

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A Living Masterpiece

It’s been called the best front yard in the world. Learning within a UNESCO World Heritage Site and living on the Lawn are high on the list of UVA’s distinctive student experiences.

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Leaders in Philanthropy

The University of Virginia’s three central giving societies—Lawn Society, Cornerstone Society, and Rotunda Society—recognize generous benefactors of the University. Their generosity and leadership help sustain the University. Members demonstrate any three types of giving:

The Lawn Society includes the University’s premier benefactors, who have made cumulative outright gifts to UVA of $100,000 or more over their lifetime.

The Cornerstone Society brings together alumni and friends whose gifts will benefit the University in the future, through estate gifts, beneficiary designations, and gifts that may provide lifetime income.

The Rotunda Society recognizes loyal supporters who have made annual cumulative and outright gifts of $2,500 or more ($1,000 for alumni completing degrees in the last five years) to any UVA school or program.

In 2016–17, new membership in the University’s
central giving societies stood at 8,438 households.

All gifts of any kind help secure the University’s place as a premier institution of learning and make it possible for our students, faculty, and researchers to shape a brighter future.

Leadership donors sustain UVA’s place among the nation’s outstanding educational institutions while inspiring others to give back.