• 2020 Insight

    Take a by-the-numbers look at the class of 2020 as well as previous classes, with data from the University’s Office of Institutional Assessment and Studies.

  • Every President Has a First Year

    The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next commander-in-chief. Will he use them? Will she?

  • Rotunda Reborn

    Four years and $58 million later, the historic architectural icon is now state-of-the-art. Take a sneak peek.

  • Relief Pitcher

    A doctor is convincing MLB players about the advantage of sleep.

Fall 2016

Fall 2016

Behind the scenes of the Rotunda renovation; the Miller Center aims to guide the next president through his—or her—first year; a doctor helps MLB players adjust to time changes—and more!

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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.

Change of Course

Change of Course

Next year’s entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect.

Teaching TV

Teaching TV

Media Studies Professor William Little teaches political theory, history, sociology and psychology, all through the lens of AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”

Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

The single sanction’s razor-thin survival of a student vote has prompted the Honor Committee to appoint a study commission, the first such comprehensive review of the University of Virginia Honor System since 2000.

A Flight Forgotten

A Flight Forgotten

The Aviator was crafted to recognize UVA alum and French Air Service pilot James McConnell, whose plane went down in France in 1917. But it’s not your typical WWI memorial.

From Time to Time

From Time to Time

Take a look at how some of the most familiar spots have changed—or remained the same—over time.

The Defense Rests

The Defense Rests

James Hingeley, UVA Law School alum, retired this August after 25 years in public service. Here’s why he turned aside from his many opportunities at major NYC law firms.

The Honors of Honor

The Honors of Honor

Take a look back at how Final Exercises have been celebrated in the past century.

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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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Remember the cafeteria scene in ‘Jurassic Park?’ Of course you do. Dr. Grant asks Dr. Sattler if she's sure a rampant velociraptor has been ‘contained.’ ‘Yes,’ she replies, ‘unless they figure out how to open doors.’ Virginia coach Tony Bennett is that velociraptor.

Eamonn Brennan on why the Cavaliers rank no. 7 on ESPN’s “Way Too Early Top 25 Rankings for 2016-17”

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