From historical markers to scoreboards and stock tickers, here’s a look at some of the ways we mark time on Grounds.
Busy-ness seems to be an epidemic. We asked several UVA students, professionals and alumni how they manage their time. Here are their answers.
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.
A by-the-numbers look at what it takes to keep the fleet running.
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.
From streetcars to UTS to the UBike program, a look at on-Grounds transportation past, present and future.
How UVA academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.
Take a look into the past, with commentary on select ads provided by UVA history professor and BackStory co-host Brian Balogh.
What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A UVA neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.
Here's how to make a modern version of the vanilla ice cream Jefferson had served at Monticello
Thomas Jefferson didn’t bring ice cream to the United States, but he was the first American known to write down the recipe.
How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.
Recommended beach reads from UVA's literati.
Three things you can do to raise kids who read.
UVA astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.
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.
Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”
UVA psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson conducted a study that found that people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts.
Two UVA economics professors find proof of love (or, quantifiable evidence of caring) in their research.
A centenarian in Somers, Connecticut, has built a replica of Monticello next to his own estate.