Department: retrospect

1976: A Royal Visit

1976: A Royal Visit

On July 10, Queen Elizabeth toured the Academical Village, where 18,000 people watched her stroll down the Lawn.

Spring 2012

1825: Old School

1825: Old School

Founded in 1819, the University held its first classes in 1825 with a faculty of eight and an enrollment of 68 students

The University held its first classes in 1825 with a faculty of eight and 68 students.

Fall 2011

1990-92: So Close

1990-92: So Close

Final Four stretch highlighted Debbie Ryan's tenure

Retrospect: Final Four stretch highlighted Debbie Ryan's tenure

Summer 2011

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

1977: Ms. Rhodes Scholar

Catherine Burke Sweet (Col ’77), one of the first female Rhodes Scholars, went to England to study in the late '70s and she never moved back.

Spring 2010

The Kennedys at Virginia

The Kennedys at Virginia

In March 1958, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and his brothers Robert and Ted attended Law Day at UVA.

Winter 2009

July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.

The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.

Summer 2009

1957: Faulkner Among the

1957: Faulkner Among the "Snobs"

After Faulkner arrived on Grounds, his "observations on ‘Virginia snobs’ caused somewhat of a sensation," wrote Virginius Dabney in Mr. Jefferson’s University. "He liked the state, he said, ‘because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs.’"

Summer 2008

The Queen

The Queen

Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.

Summer 2007

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Highlights

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.

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.

Lights Out

Lights Out

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.