Department: features

North of Eden

North of Eden

How North Grounds pays homage to Jefferson’s vision, but at a distance

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Summer 2017

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

Lights Out

Lights Out

UVA dominated college boxing for years, and then the years caught up with it

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.

Summer 2017

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

The legacy of Paul Saunier, a deft hand in turbulent times

A look at the quiet effectiveness of Paul Saunier, an administrator who helped desegregate UVA.

Summer 2017

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

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Highlights

North of Eden

North of Eden

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Lights Out

Lights Out

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.