Department: Quotes

“All heck breaks loose.”

State climatologist and UVA environmental scientist Jerry Stenger, on what happens when temperatures in Virginia drop to record lows.

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.

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Highlights

Breakout Artist

Breakout Artist

Lolita Foster, whose passion for theater began at the University, turns a walk-on role into a two-year gig with Netflix's popular show, "Orange is the New Black."

National Treasure

National Treasure

UVA poet and National Book Award finalist Rita Dove shares stories of her family, writing career and teaching at UVA.

Playing Dress-up

Playing Dress-up

Take a look at costumes at UVA from 1907 to the present, with commentary from UVA drama professor Gweneth West.

Pulp Fact

Pulp Fact

UVA student publications grapple with the same print vs. online issues that preoccupy the rest of the newspaper industry.