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Aurora Calderone

Video Strategy Intern at Penguin Random House

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Prof Talk: Data Science Decoded | WUVA

WUVA News sat down with Don Brown, the founding director of UVa's Data Science Institute and Phil Bourne, current director of the institute. The professors discussed what Data Science is and why it is important especially in light of the announcement for a proposed Data Science school here at UVa.

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Purveyor: Do the Jerk-ey

History: In 2007, friends and avid beef jerky lovers Marsha Adkins and Lynda Gilbertson took the plunge and started their own small business, Do the Jerk-ey . "We had other people's homemade jerky before and said, 'We can do a better job,' " Gilbertson recalls.
Cooling Off

One of the best cures for the summertime heat is cooling off with a favorite frozen dessert. We hit the town to visit some of the region's sweet spots for cool treats, from Downtown to Powhatan, old to new, traditional to outside the cone.
Strength of Character

Shayla Winn's performance as the title character in the musical "Aida" brought the audience to its feet every night during the show's run last November at the Specialty Center for the Arts at Thomas Dale High School. But what many in the crowd didn't know is that Winn couldn't see her fellow actors' faces - or much else, for that matter.
Back Them Up

Last year, Better Housing Coalition (BHC) started an initiative to enhance the academic experiences of students from low-income families who reside in two of its rental communities, Lincoln Mews in North Richmond and Winchester Greens in North Chesterfield.


Activist Angela Davis Speaks at Paramount Theater

On Tuesday March 27th, Angela Davis spoke at the Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall. She is a civil rights activist, scholar and writer who advocates for the oppressed. The event was a part of UVa's Engineering's Excellence Through Diversity Distinguished Learning Series.

"Through Their Gazes" Confronts Female Representation in Media | WUVA

Last week, the symposium "Through their Gazes: Women on Screen and Intersectional Feminism" kicked off. Professors Francesca Calamita and Shilpa Davé are co-sponsoring this initiative, which was made possible through an Inclusion and Diversity grant from the College of Arts & Sciences. The Media Studies Department, the Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, the Department ...

UVa Celebrates a Week of Body Positivity | WUVA

Last week, the University of Virginia pursued a full week of events dedicated to promoting a positive body image. "Celebrate Every Body Week" spanned from February 19th to the 23rd, and championed an approach to healthy living for people of every shape and size that doesn't require a scale.

IX Art Park Hosts First Winter Farmers Market | WUVA

For every Saturday until March 24th, IX Art Park will host the first ever Winter Farmers Market in Charlottesville. The recurring event is the winter edition of the Charlottesville City Market that normally runs from April to December. This market has a positive reputation for creating a hub that unites the the town to enjoy ...

How This Local Coffee Shop Defies Norms | WUVA

Next to Bella's Italian Restaurant on West Main Street and across from the Amtrak station lies an atypical coffee shop. Snowing in Space opened its doors in April of last year and is the only coffee shop that specializes in nitro cold brew on tap in Charlottesville.

Charlottesville Restaurant Week Benefits the Whole Town | WUVA

Foodies, grab your wallet and appetite because it is Charlottesville Restaurant Week. Charlottesville Restaurant Week kicked off last Friday and ends this Sunday. You can visit any of the 39 participating restaurants and indulge in a three course meal on a fixed menu for either $25 or $35.

How UVa Students Contribute to Social and Racial Justice Reform

Twelve UVa students have joined together to create a series of five runathons. "Together We Run" is a response to the Unite the Right rally and ensuing violence that occurred throughout Charlottesville in August. After the chaos struck the college town, fourth year Andy Page reached out to several students to discuss what was happening in Charlottesville and they brainstormed potential actions.

Take a Look at 2017's Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn! | WUVA

Thousands of Charlottesville residents and UVa students gathered on the Lawn from 4-6 pm this Halloween for the annual Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn (TOTOTL) event. Check out the photos WUVA News captured! Earlier this evening, kids in all types of costumes as well as students trickled down the corner as they ...

4th Street to be Renamed for Heather Heyer | WUVA

On Monday evening, Charlottesville City Council voted to rename part of 4th Street "Heather Heyer Way" where Heyer, 32, was killed during the Unite the Right rally on August 12th. A 20 year old man forcefully drove his car into a group of people protesting the white supremacists, killing Heyer and injuring 19 others.

Charlottesville Ranked Among Happiest Cities in America | WUVA

Earlier this week, National Geographic Travel published an article that ranked Charlottesville as one of the happiest cities in the United States. Charlottesville had a high ranking, taking the bronze medal and coming in at number three. This placement was based on The National Geographic/Blue Zones Index.

9 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad in Siena, Italy | WUVA

The beginning of a new academic year is a busy time for college students as they adjust to their new classes and schedules full of extracurriculars. Some think ahead and try to map out their academic careers for the coming semesters. For many at UVa, studying abroad is in the cards.

Third Years "Put a Ring On It" After Friday's Ceremony | WUVA

The Third Year Ceremony was held at John Paul Jones Arena on Friday. This celebration was known as the Ring Ceremony in previous years since it is the time when third year students can pick up their class rings. Third Year Council decided to change the name to encourage more students to attend the event.

Art as Activism Provokes Domestic Violence Awareness | WUVA

The Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center at UVa is calling attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month with its "Art as Activism/ Art for Healing" initiatives. On Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm, representatives from the Center will be on the lower lawn outside of Cocke Hall facilitating some of the programs and providing information ...

Virginia Film Festival Celebrates 30 Years | WUVA

This past weekend, UVa's College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences sponsored the 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival (VFF.) The festival brings together the Charlottesville community, UVa students and faculty, as well as town visitors to enjoy different types of movies. This four day event screened movies in different locations ranging from the Downtown ...

Restaurant Review: The Local

Restaurant Review: The Local Aurora Calderone April 30, 2016 Charlottesville is not only the home of the 'hoos, but it is also home to some of the best restaurants. Us college students might not...

New Bar The Hole Opens on Corner

New Bar The Hole Opens on Corner Aurora Calderone September 8th, 2016 Thursday, September 8th marks the grand opening of the newest bar to join the Corner's nightlife scene. The Hole is located in...

UVa's Best Moments of 2015

UVa's Best Moments of 2015 Aurora Calderone January 26th, 2016 The start of the spring semester symbolizes a fresh start which many students are using to their advantage. This can be seen through...

FALLing in Love with C'ville

Take a break from studying for midterms and get out there and explore all of the fun activities the Charlottesville area has to offer this fall. For starters, Carter Mountain Orchard is a great place...

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A Sicilian Family Takes You Through Making Arancine

Pizza and pasta are considered two staples of Italian dining that America has been blessed with. However I think it's time for people in America to step out of their comfort zone. Italy is so much more than that. Each of the country's TWENTY regions has their own distinct dishes that help feed into the strong foodie culture.

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11 Things You Have Experienced Growing Up in the Restaurant Business

When your family has been in the restaurant business almost your entire life, you learn the ins and outs of what it takes to run a successful place. From being a little girl who couldn't read or write and pretending to take customers' orders to eventually becoming an actual server, I can't imagine my life without having the food industry play a major part.

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This Simple Pesto Recipe Makes Eating Kale More Bearable

A few years back, kale blew up on an international level. It became the new trend to incorporate this super-food into countless recipes and one's overall diet. However, for some, this vegetable isn't quite as bearable due to its bitterness.
7 Must-Visit Restaurants in Scottsdale If You're Over the Phoenix Food Scene

If you ever find yourself near the greater Phoenix area and want to do some exploring, drive out to the Scottsdale community that's only thirty minutes away. Scottsdale has some great attractions like Old Town Scottsdale and tons of hiking nearby, like Camelback Mountain. Of course, every adventure needs the essentials...
Where to Find Gourmet Burgers and Shakes Only Five Minutes From Grounds

It's almost that time - when you realize that your new years resolution to avoid eating unhealthily is a bit far-fetched. It was kind of unrealistic anyway, considering you are a major foodie. No need to worry, you are not alone. It is okay to cave in once in a while, you deserve it.
Where to Get Neapolitan Pizza in C'ville Without Actually Going to Naples

Naples is known for being the pizza capital of the world. However, Italy is a little far to venture out to just to grab some real pizza. Luckily for us ' hoos, Charlottesville is home to the next best thing. For most broke college kids, pizza is so worshipped that it is even considered to be its own food group.

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