Volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician Laura Hedger hopes more people realize they can train to become a volunteer firefighter. Photo: Amy Jackson

Volunteer core: ‘Tis the season to give back

The holiday season is a time when giving and sharing is on everyone’s mind. And that is especially true of volunteers who give their time and share their skills with numerous organizations in the community year-round. So many organizations rely on volunteers for not only day-to-day upkeep tasks such as touching up paint or mending […]

Look for the Cavaliers' spell out during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo Bill Ross

Virginia band marches to Macy’s for Thanksgiving Day Parade

  This week, families and friends will come together to celebrate Thanksgiving by eating turkey and watching football. For many families, the Macy’s 89th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade will also be on the agenda, and for.Virginia fans, it will be even more exciting. The Cavalier Marching Band will appear for the first time in UVA […]

Contraline founder Kevin Eisenfrats holds a sample of the gel that is the basis of the non-surgical contraceptive procedure. Photo by Dan Addison/UVA University Communications

Pet project: Dog contraception could soon be man’s best friend

A group of UVA inventors has already won tens of thousands of dollars for an idea for pets that may have implications as a human male contraceptive. Contraline, a highly praised innovation by judges at UVA’s Entrepreneurship Cup and the Darden Business Plan competition, is an alternative to the traditional surgical sterilization used to neuter pets. […]