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Towards a Sustainable UVA: Students, Staff, and Faculty Leading the Way

Ten years and ten goals encompass UVA’s 2020-2030 Sustainability Plan. Andrea Ruedy Trimble, director of the UVA Office for Sustainability at the University of Virginia, highlights how UVA faculty, staff, and students are bringing these goals to life on Grounds. TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE UVA: STUDENTS, STAFF AND FACULTY LEADING THE WAY Last fall, UVA announced […]

Discover the Secret Music of Glaciers With Matthew Burtner

The intricate song of glaciers generates “a rich complex of interwoven voices” that can “affect us emotionally,” says Matthew Burtner, composer and eco-acoustician. Burtner is the Eleanor Shea Professor of Music in the McIntire Department of Music in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and co-director of the Coastal Futures Conservatory at […]

Wolves of Yellowstone

Itching to travel? Take a virtual trip to Yellowstone National Park with Stephen Cushman, Robert C. Taylor Professor of English in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences at the University of Virginia. In January 2019, Cushman led a group of alumni and friends on a search for the elusive wolves of Yellowstone […]

Cisterns: Using Old Technology in New, Sustainable Ways

Facilities Management at the University of Virginia is taking steps to change the way people think about water conservation. Dawson Garrod is a civil engineer and UVA alumnus (Engr ’02), and Jess Wenger is an environmental projects manager and double Hoo in environmental sciences (Col ’04 and Grad Arts & Sciences ’08). Garrod and Wenger […]

From Green to Gold: The Fall Transformation of Ginkgoes

            Experts at UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia gave a virtual presentation on the ginkgo tree for Lifetime Learning in November 2020. Below, the Blandy team answers myriad questions that viewers posted in the webinar Q&A. David Carr is the director of Blandy Farm and a […]