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In 1819, Thomas Jefferson founded UVA and inaugurated a bold experiment – a public university designed to advance human knowledge, educate leaders and cultivate an informed citizenry. Two centuries later, Jefferson’s vision thrives. Across Grounds - and throughout the world - UVA students, faculty, staff and alumni challenge convention, break barriers and pursue the greater good.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching from his pulpit in 1960 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Dozier Mobley/Getty Images

How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta

The church has played a vital role in America's civil rights struggle. It was the spiritual home to MLK, to the generations that shaped the vision of the late civil rights leader, and now to Sen. Raphael Warnock.
Buddhist literature is used for teaching children about environmental issues in Taiwan. Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP via Getty Images

How Taiwan uses Buddhist literature for environmental education

Taiwan has made significant efforts in protecting its environment. A scholar writes about how the country educates its children on protecting the environment through Buddhist stories.
Pfizer stock surged higher on Nov. 9 after the company announced its vaccine is “90% effective” against COVID-19 infections. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images

Why we didn’t get a vaccine by Election Day – but why we may get one soon

With COVID-19 cases soaring across the US and worldwide, the need for a vaccine could not be greater. Here's where we stand on vaccine development, including positive results from Pfizer's trial.
A COVID-19 patient is connected to life-sustaining devices at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York on April 14, 2020. Jeffrey Basinger/Newsday via Getty Images

COVID-19 reveals how obesity harms the body in real time, not just over a lifetime

The long-term effects of obesity have been well documented, but immediate effects have not been as evident. The coronavirus is changing all that, as those with obesity seem particularly vulnerable.
Eelgrasses covered with small snails, which keep the leaves clean by feeding on algae that live on them. Jonathan Lefcheck

Restoring seagrasses can bring coastal bays back to life

Healthy seagrasses form underwater meadows teeming with fish and shellfish. A successful large-scale restoration project in Virginia could become a model for reseeding damaged seagrass beds worldwide.
Both President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump have tested positive for COVID-19. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images

Trump is taking the latest in COVID-19 treatments – here’s what doctors know works against the virus

The president and first lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for the coronavirus. Here's what the physicians and scientists know about the best treatments for the disease it causes.
Teachers organize their socially distanced students at Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor, California. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Failure to shore up state budgets may hit women’s wallets especially hard

When the federal government doesn't intervene during downturns, the states often cut school spending. In turn, teachers may earn less or lose their jobs. And three in four teachers are female.

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