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!

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More from Virginia Magazine

October Edition:

Highlights

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

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

Period Pieces

Period Pieces

Encyclopedia Virginia managing editor Brendan Wolfe has turned a Virginia Magazine feature into a book.

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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.”

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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

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