Department: university digest

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

Notes on the State of Virginia

Notes on the State of Virginia

A new app allows readers to explore two editions of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and a modern annotated and searchable text.

Winter 2014

Easy Does It

Easy Does It

Laser system monitors delicate work on the Rotunda

How do you excavate underneath a 200-year-old building that’s the centerpiece of a World Heritage site? Very, very carefully. And with lasers.

Winter 2014

Remembering Hannah Graham

Remembering Hannah Graham

Students all over the state of Virginia gathered to show their support for Graham and her family.

Winter 2014

Paying Up for Pancakes

Paying Up for Pancakes

Resulting from an admission-essay promise, Pancakes for Parkinson’s is now the largest student-run fundraiser on Grounds

Students cooked up 10,000 pancakes at this year's annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast.

Winter 2014

Faculty Update

Faculty Update

Several key positions around the University have been filled in recent months, including new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and a new CEO for the Medical Center.

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

Fall 2014

God Is in the Details

God Is in the Details

UVA instructor uncovers an overlooked facet of Jefferson statue

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Fall 2014

Southern Sensibility

Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright named U.S. Poet Laureate

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the UVA English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

Fall 2014

Flower Power

Flower Power

How sunflowers can clean up the environment

Catie Kitrinos (Col '15) aims to map sunflowers' ability to absorb heavy metals across its genome.

Fall 2014

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

Found during the Rotunda’s renovation, a cistern helps answer how water got to Grounds

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

Fall 2014

On the Brink

On the Brink

Baseball’s journey from the verge of obsolescence to the College World Series finals

The Cavalier baseball team during the last 12 years has gone from near extinction to one of the top programs in the nation.

Fall 2014

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Highlights

Pigments of Your Imagination

Pigments of Your Imagination

Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.

’Hoo Are You?

’Hoo Are You?

The University of Virginia has more than 230,000 living alumni. Take a look at how alumni demographics have changed over the past six decades, as well as where alumni live and what they do professionally.

Brady’s Go-To Man

Brady’s Go-To Man

An exclusive interview with Don Yee, the sports agent who helped sort out the New England Patriots’ “Deflategate” scandal in 2015.

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.