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.

I welcome thoughts from alumni on the curriculum. What aspects of the curriculum did they get the most from? Based on their experiences after Final Exercises, what served them best?

Ian Baucom, new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

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.

I have worn the honors of Honor, I graduated from Virginia.

James Hay Jr., author of "The Honor Men."

The University of Virginia baseball program will be back in Omaha at some point, and maybe next time we can win it all.

Virginia baseball coach Brian O'Connor, after his team came within a game of winning the College World Series.

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.

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X Marks the Spot…For Now

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