Summer 2016

Summer 2016
Summer 2016

Time Capsule

100 Years of Engineering at UVA

Over the last 100 years, UVA engineering students have traded drafting tables and wood shops for modeling software, 3-D printers and flight simulators. See what the future holds for engineering on Grounds.

Summer 2016

Modern Honor

Honor’s single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

In 2013, students voted in an “informed retraction” measure to the Honor System. This past spring, the single sanction barely survived a vote. Now what?

Summer 2016

Corps Challenges

From women in combat to men at rugby: a talk with the top marine

From the UVA rugby pitch to the global battlefield, a conversation with Marine Corps commandant General Robert Neller (Col ’75).

Summer 2016

Law Stars

How UVA alumni and faculty became central figures in true-crime narratives

UVA Law’s fingerprints are all over true-crime sensations Serial and Making a Murderer.

University Digest

Summer 2016

New Role for a Familiar Corner Spot

The Corner’s Lloyd Building, most recently the home of the Student Book Store, will undergo renovations to become a multipurpose student space.

Summer 2016

UVA Honors Madeleine Albright

Madeleine Albright receives the inaugural Edward R. Stettinius Jr. Prize for Global Leadership and discusses FDR’s legacy at UVA’s Global Leadership Forum.

Summer 2016

News Briefs

A young engineer wins highest government honor, Larycia Hawkins joins the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, and the Library and the A-School appoint new deans.

Sports

Summer 2016

Major League Gift

The Washington Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman (Col ’06) maintains a strong connection to Virginia Baseball.

Summer 2016

’Hoos got the medals

Turns out that the road to the Olympics isn’t the only hard one—where do you go from there? Eight alumni medalists offer their advice.

Arts

Summer 2016

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Summer 2016

Page 1

Excerpts from the first pages of eight new books by alumni of UVA’s Creative Writing program.

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The Crazy Human Heart

Literature critics Daniel Mendelsohn (Col ’82) and Mythili Rao (Col ’05) discuss the critic’s role in society.

More Departments

Start Me Up

Start Me Up

UVA offers students many opportunities for entrepreneurship, from a new interdisciplinary minor to HackCville and the i.Lab.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

A note from our editor, and readers offer their thoughts on the Spring 2016 issue of Virginia Magazine.

All Together Now

All Together Now

The ins and outs of starting—and running—a UVA alumni interest group.

The Hidden Landscape

The Hidden Landscape

Vice provost Maurie McInnis (Col ’88) reflects on the University’s complicated racial history and its implications for the present.

Going Home to Give Back

Going Home to Give Back

Jasmine Drake (Col ’13) entered UVA expecting to apply to medical school. After an Alternative Spring Break trip, she decided to give back to her community in the South Bronx.

Soul Power

Soul Power

Professor Claudrena Harold’s From Motown to Hip-Hop course traces the African-American experience through popular music.

Rotunda’s Rebirth

Rotunda’s Rebirth

President Sullivan discusses changes to the Rotunda, as well as the building’s evolving function in University life.

Good Science

Good Science

In a series of experiments in a lab on Grounds in 1977, pharmacology professor Alfred G. Gilman made a breakthrough that won him a Nobel Prize.