Department: digital exclusives

Rotunda Renovation: Challenges

Rotunda Renovation: Challenges

In addition to the difficult task of rebuilding the foundation of the building, the Rotunda was brought up to date on WiFi and other tech.

Fall 2016

Rotunda Renovation: Roof

Rotunda Renovation: Roof

Phase I construction, Phase II painting

The Rotunda has always suffered from a leaky roof. From tin-coated shingles to painted copper, learn how the problem was finally solved.

Fall 2016

Rotunda Renovation: Clocks & Cornice

Rotunda Renovation: Clocks & Cornice

The updated Rotunda clock provides automatic seasonal changes and the ability to restore time after a power failure, among other features.

Fall 2016

Rotunda Renovation: Capitals

Rotunda Renovation: Capitals

One of the more visible features of the restoration are the replacement capitals, commissioned from Italy using Jefferson's original specifications.

Fall 2016

2020 Insight

2020 Insight

A look at UVA’s incoming class, by the numbers

Take a by-the-numbers look at the class of 2020 as well as previous classes, with data from the University’s Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies.

August 15, 2016

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

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Highlights

Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

The single sanction’s razor-thin survival of a student vote has prompted the Honor Committee to appoint a study commission, the first such comprehensive review of the University of Virginia Honor System since 2000.

Eat to Compete

Eat to Compete

Director of Sports Nutrition Randy Bird helps students plan healthy diets to achieve their full potential. Here’s a look at what athletes actually eat.

From Time to Time

From Time to Time

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

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.