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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.”

The Shocking Truth

The Shocking Truth

A U.Va. study finds people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts

U.Va. psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson conducted a study that found that people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts.

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Highlights

Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

Since leaving a career in the U.S. Army, Rob Marsh (Col '78) has devoted his life to serving as a country doctor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

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.

More than a Museum

More than a Museum

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

Stories Evil Tells

Stories Evil Tells

Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.