• Raising Readers

    Three things you can do to raise kids who read.

  • Space Mountain

    U.Va. astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.

  • The Spirit of ’81

    Many have called the 1980-81 Cavaliers basketball team the finest in program history. Until now. See how the 2014-15 team measures up.

Spring 2015

Spring 2015

How U.Va. Avoided Destruction During the Civil War; Sexual Assault and U.Va.; The Rotunda's New Look; Basketball Returns to Glory; The University's Youngest Student

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May E-newsletter: The Books Edition: Raising Readers, Follow that Book! and Guilty Pleasure Reads

April E-newsletter: The Cosmic Issue: Secrets of the Spring Skies, Galactic Bones and Space Mountain

Highlights

Follow That Book!

Follow That Book!

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Room of Errors

Room of Errors

The "room of errors" is a new training tool a U.Va. nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

A World of Change

A World of Change

To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, U.Va. professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

A Civil Occupation

A Civil Occupation

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, U.Va. was spared from its torches.

The Case for Compassionate Policing

The Case for Compassionate Policing

U.Va. law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

Alumni Spotlight

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Crisis in the Congo

James Bell's (Arch '80) new book, Crisis in the Congo, takes place in a 20-month period between November 1959 and September 1961, when the Republic of Congo gained its independence from Belgium, a time of great upheaval and uncertainty.

H. Marie Williams

The Remedy

H. Marie Williams (Educ '06) recently published a memoir about overcoming the trauma of sexual assault. She talked to U.Va. Magazine about The Remedy and her hopes for improving awareness about sexual assault survivors on Grounds.

The List

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Video

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Photo Gallery

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Where Am I? (May 2015)

Can you guess where/what this is? Email your answer to uvamag-web@virginia.edu and...

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The first-ever collisions of beams marks the true beginning of an adventure into an unknown realm of physics.

Brad Cox, one of several U.Va. physicists involved with the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva. The facility, designed to increase knowledge about the beginnings of the universe, recorded its first collision of protons recently.

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