• The Facts of the Matter

    More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

  • The People’s Historian

    As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O'Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

Winter 2014

Winter 2014

A look inside the University's tunnels; Cultural literacy makes a comeback; Why college matters; Bringing history to the people

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Highlights

Admiral of the Antarctic

Admiral of the Antarctic

Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at U.Va.

Smart Money

Smart Money

Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

Before Batman 1

Before Batman

Ben McKenzie (Col '01) stars as a young Commissioner Gordon in FOX's new television series Gotham.

The Roar of the Lioness

The Roar of the Lioness

Professor Farzaneh Milani shares her thoughts on the work of Iranian poet Simin Behbahani and the power of poetry.

Bee Hopeful

Bee Hopeful

U.Va. prof. T'ai Roulston and his research team recently spotted a bumblebee that hadn't been seen in the Eastern U.S. for five years.

Paying Up for Pancakes

Paying Up for Pancakes

Students cooked up 10,000 pancakes at this year's annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast.

Alumni Spotlight

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Nathan Johnson (l) and James Bash,  founders of the Curry School Desegregation Center, in 1967. Photo courtesy U.Va. Special Collections Library

Unshackled

J. Roy Vorhauer (Educ '67, '77) worked for 27 years as teacher, coach, principal, and professor, trying throughout...

The Slick Bib

During my undergraduate studies at U.Va. I strengthened a habit and a mindset of...

The List

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Video

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One Last Twirl

One Last Twirl

The “Sabre Twins” have graduated and are moving on in separate directions. Almost. Victoria and...

U.Va. SPEED Clinic

U.Va. SPEED Clinic

U.Va. SPEED Clinic director Max Prokopy (Educ '08) helps former U.Va. baseball player...

Photo Gallery

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Pavilion VII

Students walk past Pavilion VII, the Academical Village's first building. Photo by Andrew Shurtleff

Quotes

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People are expecting a high level of fulfillment in marriages, and it's difficult to sustain that day in and day out. That has increased the fragility of marriage in the U.S.

W. Bradford Wilcox (Col '92), director of the National Marriage Project at U.Va., speaking about recent trends in marriage