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Pigments of Your Imagination

Pigments of Your Imagination

Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.

Spring 2017

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

A UVA petition against quoting Thomas Jefferson grabbed headlines. Here’s the story behind them.

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

Spring 2017

Streak Show

Streak Show

A tradition that’s still cool but often chilly

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.

Spring 2017

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s anatomical building advanced UVA medical education—at a price

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

Spring 2017

Shoot to Thrill

Shoot to Thrill

The highlight reel of UVA sports photographer Matt Riley

UVA sports photographer Matt Riley shares some of his favorite photographed moments from the past decade.

Winter 2016

The Jefferson Curating Society

The Jefferson Curating Society

At long last, the oldest student group on Grounds agrees to share a treasure trove of UVA history.

In the end, the need to preserve the artifacts of UVA’s oldest student group was beyond debate.

Winter 2016

National Treasure

National Treasure

At home with UVA poet and National Book Award finalist Rita Dove

UVA poet and National Book Award finalist Rita Dove shares stories of her family, writing career and teaching at UVA.

Winter 2016

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Alumna discovers a bestseller and major motion picture in her own backyard

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.

Winter 2016

Hire Ed

Hire Ed

As hundreds of faculty near retirement, the University has a plan

As up to 30 percent of UVA faculty prepare for retirement, the University prepares new hiring methods to fill the vacancies.

Winter 2016

Rotunda Reborn

Rotunda Reborn

Behind the scenes of the historic renovation

Four years and $58 million later, the historic architectural icon is now state-of-the-art. Take a sneak peek.

Fall 2016

Every President Has a First Year

Every President Has a First Year

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next occupant of the oval office. Will he use them? Will she?

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next commander-in-chief. Will he use them? Will she?

Fall 2016

Relief Pitcher

Relief Pitcher

How sleep ace Chris Winter helps MLB players go the distance after crossing time zones

A doctor is convincing MLB players about the advantage of sleep.

Fall 2016

Modern Honor

Modern Honor

Honor’s single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

In 2013, students voted in an “informed retraction” measure to the Honor System. This past spring, the single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

Summer 2016

Time Capsule

Time Capsule

100 Years of Engineering at UVA

Over the last 100 years, UVA engineering students have traded drafting tables and wood shops for modeling software, 3-D printers and flight simulators. See what the future holds for engineering on Grounds.

Summer 2016

Law Stars

Law Stars

How UVA alumni and faculty became central figures in true-crime narratives

UVA Law’s fingerprints are all over true-crime sensations Serial and Making a Murderer.

Summer 2016

Corps Challenges

Corps Challenges

From women in combat to men at rugby: a talk with the top marine

From the UVA rugby pitch to the global battlefield, a conversation with Marine Corps commandant General Robert Neller (Col ’75).

Summer 2016

Studio Space

Studio Space

A look at architecture students at work in a changing habitat

Take a look inside the A-School’s changing, bustling collaborative workspace, where students spend many hours eating, breathing and (sometimes) sleeping architecture.

Spring 2016

Tale as Old as Time

Tale as Old as Time

How Disney casts its spell

You know that sensation you feel when watching a favorite Disney film? A UVA art professor calls it the Disney myth and explains how we fall under its spell.

Spring 2016

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

How a UVA detective brought a man accused of stealing maps across the country to justice

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.

Spring 2016

Resident Life

Resident Life

Through thousands of cases, physicians in training learn to be ready for anything

For physicians in training at UVA’s School of Medicine, no two days are the same. Over many years and thousands of cases, they learn to be ready for anything.

Spring 2016

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Highlights

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Brady’s Go-To Man

Brady’s Go-To Man

An exclusive interview with Don Yee, the sports agent who helped sort out the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal in 2015.

Streak Show

Streak Show

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.