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UVA Alumni in Kenya!

Bobbi Burns Nicholas (CLAS ’93), Chris Donohue (CLAS ’95) and Nora Castro Macklin (CLAS ’98) on Crescent Island in Kenya. Bobbi is a Librarian at the International School of Kenya, Chris is Associate Vice President of TechnoServe East Africa and Nora is a Public Health Advisor with the CDC. They all love living and working…

We Come from Old Virginia: Faculty members look back on their years at UVa

Big changes lie ahead for the University of Virginia: over the next decade, U.Va. will replace half its professors as a generation retires. Here, eight faculty members who’ve taught at the University for a decade or longer share their observations about academic and cultural changes over the years. What advice do they have for new…

Red-Hot Ticket: 2014 Virginia Film Festival Drew Record Crowds

The recently completed 2014 Virginia Film Festival smashed its previous box office record by a remarkable 45.6 percent and set a new mark for tickets issued. Festival officials announced Wednesday that the 2014 festival, which concluded last Sunday, set all-time records at the box office with $174,946 in ticket sales, topping the previous mark of…

UVa ’14 Grad shows how to learn, network and land a dream job

Lots of words get spilled in the media about how students need to learn certain skills to find a great job. Pundits give pithy lists and others underscore the need to develop soft skills outside of the classroom. JoAnne’s words and acts serve instead as what I would call a case study. Her advice and…