Department: Quotes

We have this system that we call STEM, to teach sciences and technologies. Now there are a lot of schools who are adding an “A” and calling it “STEAM.” “A” is for arts. I think it’s incredibly important because while math, science and technology are hugely important, if we leave behind a young person’s imagination or creativity, I think they won’t have as full a life.

Kevin Spacey, speaking as part of the President’s Speaker Series for the Arts at the John Paul Jones Arena on October 18, 2014.

They should hold their heads high, and they are what’s right about the game of college basketball.

Coach Tony Bennett after the Sweet 16 loss against Michigan State, on fourth-year players Akil Mitchell, Joe Harris and Thomas Rogers.

I was an accidental tourist who landed on a magic carpet, grabbed on with both hands, and rode it to the most valuable, rewarding and joyful time of my life.

Jerry Reid on his undergraduate experience.

People who are afraid to go to horror movies are generally afraid their whole lives. People say to me, ‘Do you have nightmares?’ I never have nightmares!

The late Stan Winston (Col ’68), a Hollywood special effects artist who was responsible for some of cinema’s most extraordinary creatures, such as Jurassic Park dinosaurs, Terminator cyborgs and Edward Scissorhands.

I have lived temperately, eating little animal food, and that not as an aliment, so much as a condiment for the vegetables, which constitute my principal diet.

A letter from Thomas Jefferson to Dr. Vine Utley, March 21, 1819.

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Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

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’Hoos in the NBA

’Hoos in the NBA

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Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.