• Secrets of the Stars

    As part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the APOGEE project is giving us a clearer view of our dusty galaxy.

  • Breaking the Bubble

    About 3,100 students volunteer through Madison House for at least one hour each week. See how they're making a difference in the Charlottesville community.

  • All in the Family

    Leah Smith is only the second woman in U.Va. history to win two national titles and the first to win them during the same meet. Competition, it turns out, is her family's tradition.

  • Sleuthing Sudden Death

    Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.

Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Charlottesville A to Z; Secrets of the Stars; Grounds as Playground; How the Fralin Museum collaborates with the University to use art in inspiring ways

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Highlights

The Sounds of the City

The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

Charlottesville A to Z

Charlottesville A to Z

A look beyond well-known favorites like Monticello and the Rotunda reveals some of the smaller, more unexpected things that make Charlottesville and the University so special.

More than a Museum

More than a Museum

Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

Pass It On

Pass It On

The Virginia Alumni Mentoring program matches students who are interested in a certain profession with graduates who are established in that field.

The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to U.Va. But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.

Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

Since leaving a career in the U.S. Army, Rob Marsh (Col '78) has devoted his life to serving as a country doctor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

Stories Evil Tells

Stories Evil Tells

Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

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

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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Parkour 101

Parkour 101

Members of U.Va.'s student Parkour group use Grounds as a playground, using everyday...

Photo Gallery

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The universe would be a boring place. There would be no stars, no planets, no people, no books. There would be no filet mignon.

U.Va. physicist Craig Dukes, speaking about the slight abundance of matter over anti-matter at the birth of the universe