Department: digital exclusives

Twelve Ways to Toast the Season

Twelve Ways to Toast the Season

A 12-pack of beers brewed especially for the season, all of which make for colorful additions to holiday gatherings.

December 8, 2009

Ye Olde Civility Project

Ye Olde Civility Project

Naughty or nice? A guide to holiday etiquette with George Washington

As a teenager, George Washington copied a set of rules for civil behavior, and the 110 principles became his guide to treating people with respect and dignity. That was then—when women curtsied and men doffed their hats—and this is now—when cell phones jingle and holiday shoppers jangle each other in checkout lines.

December 7, 2009

Desegregating UVA

Desegregating UVA

Alumni reflect on groundbreaking era

Alumni reflect on a groundbreaking era that began with Gregory Swanson, UVA’s first black student, in 1950.

October 12, 2009

Who makes the TV shows you love?

Who makes the TV shows you love?

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen

HBO’s Janet Graham Borba (Col ’79) fires up the small screen.

October 9, 2009

Inside the Scrum

Inside the Scrum

Men’s and women’s rugby teams take on the best in the country

October 9, 2009

¿Habla Español?

¿Habla Español?

Alumnus delivers historic announcement

Dan Restrepo (Col '93) is first to speak Spanish during a White House press briefing.

September 14, 2009

Meals—and Art—on Wheels

Meals—and Art—on Wheels

Artists use bio-fuel bus to deliver message about food and sustainability

Artists use bio-fuel bus to deliver message about food and sustainability

September 14, 2009

Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love

Why do couples break up?

Jeff Dew found that the only type of disagreement that predicted whether a cohabiting couple would break up was money.

July 16, 2009

Playground Smack-down

Playground Smack-down

Chris Glasser wins 2009 four square world championship

When asked why he would pursue a sport like four square, Glasser is circumspect: “Why? Because it’s silly.”

July 14, 2009

Summer Like You've Never Seen It Before

Summer Like You've Never Seen It Before

Chris Bickford’s photos capture moods, immediacy of surfing, nightlife

Chris Bickford’s photos capture moods, immediacy of surfing, nightlife

July 13, 2009

Fighting Human Trafficking

Fighting Human Trafficking

Alumnae at the Polaris Project tackle modern slavery

When Andrea Austin learned about human trafficking, she refused to believe it. It seemed like something out of a far-fetched movie.

June 10, 2009

The World’s Hottest Nerd?

The World’s Hottest Nerd?

UVA neuroscientist becomes TV reality star

Colin Steers went from studying neurology to being cast as the “hot nerd” on this season’s Make Me a Supermodel.

June 10, 2009

Scaling Kilimanjaro

Scaling Kilimanjaro

An audio slideshow of Liz Freer's emotional journey to the top of Africa's tallest mountain

Audio Slideshow: Liz Freer (Col ’08) and her mother, Dr. Carol Freer (Grad ’86), climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to raise funds for breast cancer research.

June 10, 2009

She Lives in Song

She Lives in Song

Rob Sheffield (Grad ’91) documents love and grieving in ‘Mix Tape’ book

After losing his wife, a grieving alumnus looked at his mixtape collection and saw a lifetime of love.

April 14, 2009

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Highlights

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Welcome, Class of 2022

Welcome, Class of 2022

More than 3,800 first-years will join the Wahoo family this fall. Dig into some of the numbers that shape the Class of 2022.