Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a UVA alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?
Phil Plait (Grad ’90, ’94) has a simple lesson plan. Known Webwide as “The Bad Astronomer,” he wants to stop bad science, especially the spread of misinformation about all things celestial.
Beginning in the 1960s and continuing through the most recent shuttle flight, UVA alumni have journeyed beyond the earth's bounds to work—and walk—in space.
The destruction of Eagle, Alaska, hardly made headlines. Yet, 3,000 miles away in Virginia, Ted Genoways was devastated.
Addiction is a disease that affects millions. Dr. Bankole Johnson is developing a pharmaceutical treatment for it.
How does a comic writer come up with jokes? Jen Sorensen, author of the cartoon Slowpoke, reveals the secrets of humor.
How do sites like Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello—even UVA—strike a balance between entertaining tourists and educating them? Anthropology professor Richard Handler and other scholars weigh in.
Students let us know how they feel about the economy -- with video.
A first-person perspective on how Circuit City’s collapse altered the career path of one alumnus.
Assess your personal finances with a quiz from McIntire professor Karin Bonding.
As economic events unfolded, some professors threw away their syllabi and kept pace with breaking news.
A timeline tracks how the University has weathered economic ups and downs throughout the years.
Alumni and faculty experts share their perspectives on how we got into this situation—and how to get out of it.
Explore the economic turmoil from a variety of viewpoints, including those of faculty, students and alumni.
Which well-known Mark Twain quote can be traced to Thomas Jefferson? What Tina Fey joke is often mistakenly attributed to a candidate for vice president?
Dolley Madison was famous for being the ultimate hostess, and now a project headed by Holly Shulman uses the tools of the digital age to open new windows onto the life and times of the former first lady.
Emerging talents in the entertainment industry reveal the grit and creativity behind the glamour.
How would you reply if a psychologist asked how satisfied you were with your life? A trio of UVA professors delve into what makes us happy.
A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.