Department: features

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

Funding Academic Excellence

Funding Academic Excellence

Budgeting for a complex organization like the University of Virginia is no simple task. Here’s a look at some of the numbers, and the priorities behind them.

Winter 2015

In the Name of God

In the Name of God

UVA team develops new approach to battling religion-based violence

Jerry White and Peter Ochs see a world aflame with killing in the name of God, and they want to fight fire with fire — and with data.

Winter 2015

Print Shop

Print Shop

Dots and Lines of 3-D Bioprinters Help UVA Scientists, Step by Tiny Step

UVA has two of the most precise bioprinters in the nation. What can they do? How do they do it?

Winter 2015

The Engines

The Engines

Meet just a few of the people who keep UVA running

The men and women profiled here act as role models to co-workers and students. They're dedicated — no matter what. And each has worked behind the scenes for decades to help make UVA a safer, stronger place.

Winter 2015

First Things First

First Things First

From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in UVA history.

Fall 2015

Fight or Flight

Fight or Flight

Batten School dean explores risky behavior among world leaders

By analyzing dozens of bits of biographical data for 2,500 world leaders, Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam seeks to understand what makes leaders open to risk.

Fall 2015

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

The Gordie Center amps up programs to curb alcohol addiction early on

As students return to Charlottesville, UVA’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is promoting a new effort called BASICS to curb binge drinking and is expanding its existing Hoos in Recovery program to support students in recovery for addiction.

Fall 2015

Presidential Treatment

Presidential Treatment

After studying at Thomas Jefferson’s university, a number of UVA graduates get the preservation bug

After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of UVA graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

Fall 2015

Charlottesville A to Z

Charlottesville A to Z

26 Things to Love About the Home of the Hoos

A look beyond well-known favorites like Monticello and the Rotunda reveals some of the smaller, more unexpected things that make Charlottesville and the University so special.

Summer 2015

Secrets of the Stars

Secrets of the Stars

APOGEE gives astronomers a new view of the galaxy

As part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the APOGEE project is giving us a clearer view of our dusty galaxy.

Summer 2015

More than a Museum

More than a Museum

Fralin Museum’s collaborations aim for the heart and the mind

Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

Summer 2015

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Highlights

Serpentine Timeline

Serpentine Timeline

Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.

200 and Growing

200 and Growing

Take an overhead look at UVA then and now, and explore the features of the Bicentennial issue.