Spring 2016

Spring 2016

Resident Life

Through thousands of cases, physicians in training learn to be ready for anything

For physicians in training at UVA’s School of Medicine, no two days are the same. Over many years and thousands of cases, they learn to be ready for anything.

Spring 2016

To Catch a Thief

How a UVA detective brought a man accused of stealing maps across the country to justice

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.

Spring 2016

Tale as Old as Time

How Disney casts its spell

You know that sensation you feel when watching a favorite Disney film? A UVA art professor calls it the Disney myth and explains how we fall under its spell.

Spring 2016

Studio Space

A look at architecture students at work in a changing habitat

Take a look inside the A-School’s changing, bustling collaborative workspace, where students spend many hours eating, breathing and (sometimes) sleeping architecture.

University Digest

Spring 2016

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Psychology graduate student Marissa Drell wanted to know: Does an apology help a child feel better? She set up an experiment to find out.

Spring 2016

Time May Change Me

Preservationists and construction crews are working to repair even the smallest details of the Rotunda.

Spring 2016

Those Who Can, Teach

Economics professor Ken Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 UVA students. But before he found his calling as a teacher, he considered another career path.

Spring 2016

News from Around Grounds

An alumna appears on Shark Tank, an old Faulkner play hits newsstands, the Law School gets a new dean, UVA gets its 51st Rhodes Scholar, and more.

Sports

Spring 2016

Creating quite a racket

Squash occupies a peculiar spot in the collegiate athletic firmament—make that the athletic firmament, period. But it’s caught on at UVA, and the team is building its reputation one elite player at a time.

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Balancing Academics, Athletics

With their names and faces popping up all over Sports Illustrated and ESPN, it’s easy to forget that college athletes are students. Here, a few student-athletes talk about their lives on Grounds.

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Hello, Bronco

Bronco Mendenhall brings his team-building strategy to Cavalier football, plus some notable head coaches from the program’s past.

Arts

Spring 2016

In the Beginning

Hard work and innate talent help make an artist. But the artistic mind must also allow itself to be inspired, and to recognize inspiration in everyday life. Six UVA artists share what influenced them.

Spring 2016

The Story is the Thing

Filmmaker Mark Pellington (Col ’84) has directed music videos for U2, Pearl Jam, Bon Jovi and Michael Jackson, among others. His latest project is NBC’s Blindspot.

More Departments

Follow That Guide

Follow That Guide

The University Guide Service is student self-governance in action. UGuides give tours integrating encyclopedic knowledge of the University with their own experiences, and they don’t shy away from tough questions.

Labs of Yore

Labs of Yore

Faculty and alumni remember some true relics of University history: computer labs.

X Marks the Spot…For Now

X Marks the Spot…For Now

Astronomy professor Ken Seidelmann helped solve a minor mystery of the GPS era: Did the prime meridian move?

The Pause

The Pause

A UVA trauma nurse discusses the origins and importance of “The Pause,” a ritual practice that honors both a patient’s life and medical workers’ efforts to save it.

Opening the Door to College

Opening the Door to College

Nicole Hurd (Grad ’02) saw an opportunity to expand education to underserved populations. So she launched the College Advising Corps, now the nation’s largest college access program, here at UVA.

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

Many Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, yet few seek treatment. A positive emotional response to anxiety can make it more manageable, says UVA psychology professor Bethany Teachman.

History as Lesson

History as Lesson

President Sullivan discusses the University’s complicated racial history and the current conversation in higher education surrounding unpleasant historical realities.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Readers offer their thoughts on topics from the Winter 2015 issue of Virginia Magazine.