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Students who study abroad not only learn about the world, they learn to be better thinkers.— President Teresa Sullivan, citing studies that showed students who studied abroad outperformed their peers in creative, complex and analytical thought. As U.Va. prepares its students for work and leadership on a global scale, Sullivan looks to build on the University’s international presence and further U.Va.’s goal of becoming a leading global university.
Morality binds us into ideological teams that fight each other. … It blinds us to the fact that each team is composed of good people who have something to say.— U.Va. psychology professor Jonathan Haidt, author of "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion." His comments came during a debate March 20, 2012, with New York Times columnist David Brooks at U.Va.
There are two things we do at the University of Virginia in the athletics department better than anywhere else at the institution. Number one is we bring people together … Secondly, we develop relationships.— Craig Littlepage, U.Va.'s athletic director
I can bring my inner fierceness out and it actually looks good.— Jordan Rennert (Col '14), a member of U.Va.'s student step team, Step It Up
These two issues – assuring our commitment to our core disciplines, and enabling scholarship and education across boundaries that address the challenges and opportunities of our time – form the modern yin-yang of the University.— John Simon, executive vice president and provost, in remarks to the University's Faculty Senate on Feb. 10, 2012
When your heart talks, my heart will listen.— A phrase used by women at King Faisal University in Saudi Arabia to express their gratitude for an education workshop conducted by U.Va. professors Dorothe Bach and Deandra Little
If they ever get around to building a Mount Rushmore of U.Va. greats, Ray Bice would be on it.— A comment from an alumnus about Raymond Bice, a beloved psychology professor who taught at U.Va. for 50 years. He died at age 93 on Dec. 22.
It is a synergistic marriage that has Mother Nature smiling.— Paul Tudor Jones II (Col '76), describing a partnership between U.Va. and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to establish a graduate-level conservation program. Jones is a NFWF board member and a major benefactor of the University.
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.
An interactive feature that compares scenes from the same spots in Charlottesville, nearly 100 years apart.
Logan Sachon (Col '05) writes openly and honestly about finances, a subject once considered taboo, on the website The Billfold.
The agony and ecstasy of final exams (including excerpts from real blue book exams).
Recent discoveries on Grounds raise questions about the history of slavery.
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.
Want to know the top 5 hidden gems around Grounds? The all-time leading sports scorers? Top foods at the dining hall?
Professor Daniel Willingham knows why students don't like school— it's all in how the brain works.