Fall 2015

Fall 2015

Presidential Treatment

After studying at Thomas Jefferson’s university, a number of U.Va. graduates get the preservation bug

After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of U.Va. graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

Fall 2015

How to Save a Life

The Gordie Center amps up programs to curb alcohol addiction early on

As students return to Charlottesville, U.Va.’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is promoting a new effort called BASICS to curb binge drinking and is expanding its existing Hoos in Recovery program to support students in recovery for addiction.

Fall 2015

Fight or Flight

Batten School dean explores risky behavior among world leaders

By analyzing dozens of bits of biographical data for 2,500 world leaders, Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam seeks to understand what makes leaders open to risk.

Fall 2015

First Things First

From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in U.Va. history.

University Digest

Fall 2015

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

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

World Class

Former U.Va. women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

Fall 2015

A Mile in Their Shoes

Former Virginia football player Chris Long spends two days removed from the glamour of professional football to learn about homelessness.

Fall 2015

Fantastic Four

The U.Va. Varsity Four crew brings home its fifth title, edging out Brown and Washington for the most national championships.


Fall 2015


Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

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Peculiar Properties

Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.

Tuned In

New student radio station WXTJ teaches students about the power of radio storytelling and amps up the local music scene with radio shows, listening parties and concerts.

Bringing the Team Together

Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

Look Closer

Annie Rorem (Batten ’13) conducts research on education and labor force participation with a particular interest in gender.

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

Doctors at the U.Va. Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Going the Distance

The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that U.Va. alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.

Careers and More

President Teresa A. Sullivan discusses how the University is helping students prepare for and enter the workforce.