John Campbell, director of the UVA Center for Contemplative Sciences, says the idea for the program emerged when he and Sonia Jones were having a conversation about her daughter's Ashtanga yoga class at Stanford University. Photo: Dan Addison/UVA  Public Affairs

Yoga U: Is the Contemplative Sciences Center the answer to UVA’s ‘reputation gap,’ or an expensive New Age sideshow?

On April 10, the University of Virginia announced that billionaire alum Paul Tudor Jones and his wife Sonia had donated $12 million for the creation of the Contemplative Sciences Center (CSC). Set to begin this fall, the center will be dedicated to the study of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness training and how these practices can […]

President Barack Obama tweeted this photo of his Reddit session Wednesday afternoon in Charlottesville.

UVA grad and Reddit founder talks about the Obama interview that shook the Internet

For a lot of locals, Barack Obama’s arrival in Charlottesville Wednesday overshadowed another significant appearance the President made: his half-hour “Ask Me Anything” interview on the crowd-sourced news and information site Reddit. Reddit, which bills itself as “the front page of the Internet,” is a powerful force on the web, a meme factory where news […]