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.
Preservationists and construction crews are working to repair even the smallest details of the Rotunda.
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.
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.
Psychology graduate student Marissa Drell wanted to know: Does an apology help a child feel better? She set up an experiment to find out.
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.
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.
Bronco Mendenhall brings his team-building strategy to Cavalier football, plus some notable head coaches from the program’s past.
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.
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.
Six new books from alumni and faculty.
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.
Faculty and alumni remember some true relics of University history: computer labs.
Astronomy professor Ken Seidelmann helped solve a minor mystery of the GPS era: Did the prime meridian move?
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.
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.
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.
Celebrating a reunion this June? See what’s different this time around.
President Sullivan discusses the University’s complicated racial history and the current conversation in higher education surrounding unpleasant historical realities.
Readers offer their thoughts on topics from the Winter 2015 issue of Virginia Magazine.