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You Deserve a Break Today!

You Deserve a Break Today!

Explore 20th-century advertising with BackStory’s Brian Balogh

Take a look into the past, with commentary on select ads provided by U.Va. history professor and BackStory co-host Brian Balogh.

Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

A U.Va. neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream

What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A U.Va. neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

Follow That Book!

Tracking the journey of a book across Grounds

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

Follow That Book!

Follow That Book!

Tracking the journey of a book across Grounds

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

Guilty Pleasure Reads

Guilty Pleasure Reads

What U.Va.'s literary set takes to the beach

Recommended beach reads from U.Va.'s literati.

Raising Readers

Raising Readers

Three things you can do to raise kids who read

Three things you can do to raise kids who read.

Space Mountain

Space Mountain

A Tour of McCormick Observatory

U.Va. astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.

Secrets of the Spring Skies

Secrets of the Spring Skies

Ancient cultures relied on spring constellations to help them survive

In many cultures, from the Navajo to the Australian aborigines to the Aztec, stars not only represented glittering mythological stories, they also signaled the appropriate time to sow and to harvest, to celebrate or hunt.

Galactic Bones

Galactic Bones

A U.Va. undergraduate’s research is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

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Highlights

Brain Freeze

Brain Freeze

What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A U.Va. neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

Charlottesville A to Z

Charlottesville A to Z

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.

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Sleuthing Sudden Death

Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.

The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to U.Va. But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.