Department: university digest

Q & A with Provost Tom Katsouleas

Q & A with Provost Tom Katsouleas

Virginia Magazine sat down with UVA’s new executive vice president and provost to discuss his plans for the University (and learn a bit more about Katsouleas himself).

Winter 2015

Exploring Civil War History

Exploring Civil War History

UVA's new John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History will support various programs and activities to benefit both academic researchers and a public audience.

Winter 2015

News from Around Grounds

News from Around Grounds

The Rotunda gets new clocks, a longtime CBS correspondent returns to Grounds, UVA launches a new entrepreneurship, and more recent news from around Grounds.

Winter 2015

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler

Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler

Local race supports breast cancer patients, research and awareness

When Cali and Blaise Gaston were both diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015, they underwent treatment at UVA and found extraordinary support in the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler race community.

Winter 2015

Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

On June 10, the University dedicated its newest residence hall named for William and Isabella Gibbons, a married couple enslaved by two University of Virginia professors until their emancipation in 1865.

Fall 2015

Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof

The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

Fall 2015

Black Alumni Weekend

Black Alumni Weekend

Over the second weekend in april, more than 1,800 people—including nearly 1,200 alumni—attended Black Alumni Weekend on Grounds.

Summer 2015

“A Journalistic Failure”

“A Journalistic Failure”

After months of investigating, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism reports on the avoidable mistakes made by Rolling Stone

An outline of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report on the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus.”

Summer 2015

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

A How-To Guide

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Spring 2015

Two Thumbs Up

Two Thumbs Up

UVA hand surgeon constructs two thumbs for a boy born without them

Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the UVA Hand Center changed his life.

Spring 2015

Safety at UVA

Safety at UVA

A brief overview of some of the security measures and resources the University has in place and what’s being done to improve safety at UVA and in the surrounding community.

Winter 2014

News Briefs

News Briefs

After 20 Years, a New General Counsel for UVA; UVA Provost to Lead Lehigh; Rankings Roundup; On the Money

Winter 2014

Examining Slavery at the University

Examining Slavery at the University

In October, UVA hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

Winter 2014

Bee Hopeful

Bee Hopeful

Rare sighting sparks optimism for vanishing species

UVA prof. T’ai Roulston and his research team recently spotted a bumblebee that hadn’t been seen in the Eastern U.S. for five years.

Winter 2014

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Highlights

Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

From workplace productivity to global health, from cybersecurity to yogurt serenity, UVA researchers reached across disciplines, schools and the world.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.