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In Your Words
May 13, 2013by Taylor Harris
The following was originally published on the McSweeney's website as part of the author's yearlong column, Big Mom on Campus: Raising Two Kids in a Dorm. Every two years the buzz begins online. A new Facebook page pops up, tweets with similar hashtags burrow deep into our frontal lobes, awakening a sense of urgency. The message is singular and clear: Don’t miss out. No one can ever predict how many will come—and whether they come in search of old friends, a new mate … or just a good burger. Then it happens. The temperature...
May 01, 2013by
Read an excerpt of Obstacle Fit. U.Va. Mag: Were you always physically active, even as a kid? PW: I played organized baseball and basketball, but I don’t think those of us who grew up in the late ’70s and ’80s ever considered what it meant to be “active.” You simply got home after school, rushed through homework, and headed out on your bike to somebody’s house to play basketball, kickball, street football, or just bike all over the place. Today most parents want their kids in sight or under adult supervision 24/7....
Alumnus and fitness expert will get you in peak form through obstacle course workouts
Apr 29, 2013by Pete Williams
The following is an excerpt from the new book Obstacle Fit: Your Complete Training Program to Run Fast, Conquer Challenges, and Discover Your Inner Spartan, Mudder, or Warrior by Pete Williams. Read a Q&A with the author. Come with me now for an obstacle race workout. Let’s assume we’ve done a five-minute core warm-up routine. Now, let’s run out my driveway and turn left. Instead of running on that concrete sidewalk and pounding our joints, we’re going to run on the narrow grassy strip between the sidewalk and the road. ...
A physical education teacher sells sweets on the side
Apr 19, 2013by Barbara Rosen
Everyone knows that certain jingle you sometimes hear out in the front yard during the summer, the unmistakable sound of an ice cream truck rolling by. Soon, there’s a frantic hunt for loose change and spare dollar bills, as children and adults alike can be heard crying out, “The ice cream man is coming! The ice cream man is coming!” I remember calling out the same thing when I was young, and as far back as I can remember I dreamed that one day I would sell ice cream and sweets just like him, to own...
Mar 22, 2013by John R. Benjamin
The following is taken from a speech given in Charlottesville on March 14th, 2012, to an audience of students and alumni from the University of Virginia. The speech is a reflection on the passing of four years of college and a contemplation of the ways in which that time mirrors the passage of the phases of a lifetime. Another spring … another spring approaches us, and again it is signaled by the same signs. Afternoon classrooms are getting warm again, musty in the dusk heat, and again they’re visited by our yearly guests: high school seniors, those future college...
Mar 22, 2013by Alfred Silano
Past issues of the University of Virginia Magazine aroused pleasant memories that occurred during the spring of 1945 and the school year 1957-58 in Charlottesville and at the University of Virginia. In 1945 I visited the James and Somers families on Jefferson Park Avenue. During a game of croquet on the James’ lawn I met Dr. Jesse Beams. Apparently, Mr. Somers was involved in the machining of the centrifugal apparatus that Dr. Beams’ group used to separate uranium isotopes in Rouss Hall during WWII. As a 19-year-young US Navy man I had no idea who Dr. Beams was nor did...
Mar 22, 2013by Taylor Richardson (Com ’13)
I want to laugh I want to cry I just don’t want to say goodbye.
Dec 10, 2012by John Howard (Com '95, Grad '96)
Alumnus John Howard shares some of the lessons he learned about life and money while at the University.
Professor Daniel Willingham knows why students don't like school— it's all in how the brain works.
Recent discoveries on Grounds raise questions about the history of slavery.
Want to know the top 5 hidden gems around Grounds? The all-time leading sports scorers? Top foods at the dining hall?
Generations of alumni reflect on military life over the past century, sharing stories of world wars and major American operations in Asia and the Middle East.
Rufus W. Holsinger photographed Charlottesville at the turn of the 20th century, capturing the Rotunda fire and much more.
Look through a few of the thousands of photographs Ed "Flash" Roseberry has taken of Charlottesville since the 1940s.
Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.
An interactive feature that compares scenes from the same spots in Charlottesville, nearly 100 years apart.
The agony and ecstasy of final exams (including excerpts from real blue book exams).
Logan Sachon (Col '05) writes openly and honestly about finances, a subject once considered taboo, on the website The Billfold.