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Grisham previews new book to law students

Grisham previews new book to law students

The age of Innocence: “One thing this book taught me,” John Grisham said of his upcoming work of nonfiction, “there are a lot of innocent people in prison.” Like a defense attorney well practiced at making a closing argument, John Grisham promised to speak with “no notes” when, last Thursday, he addressed several hundred UVA […]

So Much to Say

So Much to Say

When Dave Matthews finally telephones from the West Coast, he’s 30 minutes late. And full of apologies. “On the rare occasion that I can say it had nothing to do with me I will claim complete innocence,” he says, placing guilt elsewhere. “I hate being late. It makes me sick.”

Profs question biotech policies’ effects

Profs question biotech policies’ effects

Working out of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, Ann Mills and Patty Tereskerz research ethics and policy in health care. They’re not, as Mills says, “basic scientists.” Rather, they examine how policies and legislation concerning research—specifically biomedical research—affect scientific pursuits. In July they published an article in Nature Biotechnology that questions whether recent suggestions from […]

JPJ Arena now open

JPJ Arena now open

There could hardly have been a more fitting show to establish expectations for the John Paul Jones Arena, nor to highlight all of what can happen in that vast space, than Cirque du Soleil, which opened UVA’s new arena on Wednesday night, August 1 with a double-jointed rumination on the stages of man known as “Delirium.”

Reunion giving up 43 percent

Usually a time for such games of skill as Spot-the-Greatest-Weight-Gain and Try-to-Remember-Foxfield, UVA Reunions Weekend have adopted a more serious purpose in recent years—namely, they are increasingly becoming fundraising occasions for the University. At more than $42 million, the 2006 giving, culminating with June’s reunion events, represented a 43 percent increase over 2005 figures. And, […]

Arch profs enter Brad Pitt contest

Few are the reasons we would interrupt an architect on charette, that deadline-crazed period just before a design is due, but when we heard that Judith Kinnard was getting ready to meet Brad Pitt, well, we had to give the UVA architecture prof a call.    O.K., she’s not exactly getting ready to meet Mr. World […]

Roger Burchett wants to change your channel

Few people get to work earlier than Roger Burchett. Bo Sykes and Whitney Holmes do, but as early-morning anchors of the live broadcast from the Charlottesville Newsplex, they have good reason to haul their tails to work by 2:00 in the morning. But Burchett, general manager of the operation that Gray Television established 18 months […]

Sitting pretty

They may be homegrown fellas, but Stefan Lessard and Boyd Tinsley are having trouble navigating Belmont. The bassist and violinist for Dave Matthews Band are late for a Monday afternoon interview at Mas, the tapas restaurant on Monticello Road that’s owned by their manager. Tinsley finally pulls up in a yacht-sized Escalade and later Lessard […]

Anarchy in the Ukraine

Ethnic-punk gypsy jazz band Gogol Bordello is the brainchild of Eugene Hütz, a Ukrainian-born former model who traipsed the world as a teenager after the Chernobyl disaster forced him and his family to leave Kiev. Inspired by everyone from James Chance and the Contortions to The Stooges and Johnny Cash, Hütz and his seven bandmates […]