• The First President

    UVA’s first president introduced the modern era, but some of Edwin Alderman’s progressive notions were anything but.

  • Visitor in Chief

    The Board of Visitors’ new rector talks about where we’re going, how he likes to manage and what he’s looking for in the next president.

  • Griddle Me This

    For decades, it cheered our hearts, warmed our blood and hardened our arteries. The origin story and afterlife of the Grillswith. And also the recipe.

  • Party of the Centuries

    October’s Bicentennial Launch Celebration figures to be one heck of a party.

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

R&D around grounds and the globe; UVA’s first president and the search for its next; the Grillswith abides; Wyatt Andrews reports—and more!

Table of Contents

Charlottesville Aftermath

  • Fighting Fire with Fellowship The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.
  • An Outpouring Pours In: A small sampling of alumni reactions to the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville
  • Aftermath: News, information, resources and more in the wake of recent events

Highlights

Visitor in Chief

Visitor in Chief

The Board of Visitors’ new rector talks about where we’re going, how he likes to manage and what he’s looking for in the next president.

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.

Media Player

Media Player

Why I happily traded 7 million viewers for 20 undergraduates in a classroom. A report from our correspondent on the frontlines.

Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

From workplace productivity to global health, from cybersecurity to yogurt serenity, UVA researchers reached across disciplines, schools and the world.

The First President

The First President

UVA’s first president introduced the modern era, but some of Edwin Alderman’s progressive notions were anything but.

Video

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Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Videography by Jon Combs

Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Photo Gallery

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Memorial

A plaque on the north exterior wall of the Rotunda was dedicated in memory of...

Quotes

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What I tell them from the get-go is that what I do is the opposite of magic, because the point of every demonstration is to convey understanding—to give away all the secrets.

Professor Louis Bloomfield on his popular physics class for non-science majors, How Things Work

Bookstore - March 2017