Department: features

The Facts of the Matter

The Facts of the Matter

Three decades after Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch’s education ideas gain traction

More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

Winter 2014

The People’s Historian

The People’s Historian

Alumna Libby O’Connell brings the past to life as The History Channel’s chief historian

As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O’Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

Winter 2014

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

Maintaining a network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for UVA’s facilities workers

Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for UVA’s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

Winter 2014

Making the Case for College

Making the Case for College

A conversation with Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that UVA can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

Winter 2014

Any Given Saturday

Any Given Saturday

Behind the scenes at Scott Stadium

Go behind the scenes at Scott Stadium for a look at the inner workings of a Cavaliers football game.

Fall 2014

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

The Voice of His Generation

The Voice of His Generation

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian fights for a free and open Internet

Since launching Reddit.com with his dorm mate Steve Huffman (Engr ’05), Alexis Ohanian (Com ’05) has emerged as the face and voice against government restrictions on the Internet.

Fall 2014

Object Lesson

Object Lesson

Telling the history of UVA one piece at a time

Telling the history of UVA one piece at a time.

Summer 2014

Old School

Old School

The Photographs of Ed Roseberry

It's likely that no one has taken more pictures of University life than Ed Roseberry. Here are just a few of the photos that earned him the nickname "Flash."

Spring 2006

Capital Improvements

Capital Improvements

Next phase of Rotunda renovation promises to breathe new life into iconic building

A close look at the preparations for phase two of the Rotunda renovation project.

Spring 2014

The Truth About Teenagers

The Truth About Teenagers

UVA researchers finding teen years actually rich with energy, imagination

What teenagers are looking for, researchers say, is a chance to put their growing ideas and capacities to work.

Spring 2014

From the Heart

From the Heart

Faculty and staff talk about going the extra mile

Faculty and staff talk about what motivates them to help.

Spring 2014

Labor of Love

Labor of Love

Alumnus Daniel Jones puts his heart into "Modern Love" column

Stories of love arrive by the thousands every year in the email inbox of Daniel Jones (Col ’85).

Spring 2014

Q&A with Tina Fey

Q&A with Tina Fey

Tina Fey answers questions from alumni

Tina Fey answers questions from alumni.

Winter 2013

The Road Back

The Road Back

While on a volunteer trip to Panama in 2011, first-year student Kasey Crute dove into a swimming hole. As soon as she descended below the water's surface, she felt her head hit and then a shock, like a vibration.

Winter 2013

Bad Boys

Bad Boys

Tales of the University's tumultuous early years

Tales of the University's tumultuous years.

Winter 2013

Girl Most Likely

Girl Most Likely

The making of Tina Fey

The making of Tina Fey, as told by Fey's friends, professors and Fey herself.

Winter 2013

The Science of Reincarnation

The Science of Reincarnation

UVA psychiatrist Jim Tucker investigates children’s claims of past lives

UVA scientist explores children’s memories of past lives

Winter 2013

Looking Back to Look Ahead

Looking Back to Look Ahead

Study of nursing history provides insight into future of health care

The Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry provides insight into the future of health care.

Fall 2013

The Kennedy Effect

The Kennedy Effect

Political science professor Larry Sabato examines JFK's enduring influence on American politics

Larry Sabato examines JFK's enduring influence on American politics.

Fall 2013

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Highlights

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

Big Bands

Big Bands

Take a look at concerts at UVA throughout the past 70 years, from Fats Domino to Lady Gaga.