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From Time to Time

From Time to Time

See the evolution of spots around Grounds

Take a look at how some of the most familiar spots have changed—or remained the same—over time.

July 14, 2016

The Honors of Honor

The Honors of Honor

A look at Final Exercises past

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

May 9, 2016

So Close

So Close

Heartbreak ends Men’s Basketball season marked with triumph

The 2016 Men’s Basketball season ended with a heartbreaker, but the record will show the amazing trajectory Coach Tony Bennett’s team took.

April 19, 2016

Around the Clocks

Around the Clocks

See the way we mark time on Grounds

From historical markers to scoreboards and stock tickers, here’s a look at some of the ways we mark time on Grounds.

February 16, 2016

Organized Time

Organized Time

How some highly successful Hoos manage their time

Busy-ness seems to be an epidemic. We asked several UVA students, professionals and alumni how they manage their time. Here are their answers.

February 12, 2016

The History of Calendars

The History of Calendars

How astronomy, religion and ego led to what hangs on our walls today

The Gregorian calendar seems steady and unchangeable, right? Well, it took us a long time to get here. And it’s not even done changing.

February 10, 2016

Smooth Operation

Smooth Operation

UTS by the Numbers

A by-the-numbers look at what it takes to keep the fleet running.

November 16, 2015

Hoos on the Bus

Hoos on the Bus

Every rider has a story

Each year, UTS provides more than 3 million rides to the University community. We hopped on a bus and asked seven passengers to share their stories.

November 12, 2015

Beyond the Bus

Beyond the Bus

Ways of getting around Grounds, from the 19th century through the 21st

From streetcars to UTS to the UBike program, a look at on-Grounds transportation past, present and future.

November 12, 2015

Ghost World

Ghost World

A Look at the Supernatural Through the Lens of Six Disciplines

How UVA academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.

October 8, 2015

You Deserve a Break Today!

You Deserve a Break Today!

Explore 20th-century advertising with BackStory’s Brian Balogh

Take a look into the past, with commentary on select ads provided by UVA history professor and BackStory co-host Brian Balogh.

August 14, 2015

Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

A UVA neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream

What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A UVA neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

June 30, 2015

Make It Like Monticello

Make It Like Monticello

See a food historian make Jefferson's simple recipe for vanilla ice cream

Here's how to make a modern version of the vanilla ice cream Jefferson had served at Monticello

June 24, 2015

The Straight Scoop

The Straight Scoop

Busting the myth that Thomas Jefferson brought ice cream to the United States

Thomas Jefferson didn’t bring ice cream to the United States, but he was the first American known to write down the recipe.

June 24, 2015

Follow That Book!

Follow That Book!

Tracking the journey of a book across Grounds

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

May 14, 2015

Guilty Pleasure Reads

Guilty Pleasure Reads

What UVA's literary set takes to the beach

Recommended beach reads from UVA's literati.

May 12, 2015

Raising Readers

Raising Readers

Three things you can do to raise kids who read

Three things you can do to raise kids who read.

May 12, 2015

Space Mountain

Space Mountain

A Tour of McCormick Observatory

UVA astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.

April 15, 2015

Secrets of the Spring Skies

Secrets of the Spring Skies

Ancient cultures relied on spring constellations to help them survive

In many cultures, from the Navajo to the Australian aborigines to the Aztec, stars not only represented glittering mythological stories, they also signaled the appropriate time to sow and to harvest, to celebrate or hunt.

April 13, 2015

Galactic Bones

Galactic Bones

A UVA undergraduate’s research is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

April 13, 2015

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Highlights

The Honors of Honor

The Honors of Honor

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

Soul Power

Soul Power

Professor Claudrena Harold’s From Motown to Hip-Hop course traces the African-American experience through popular music.

2016 UVA Olympians

2016 UVA Olympians

There’ll be 18 past and present Wahoos competing in the Rio Olympics. Here’s when to watch them go for Olympic gold.