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

Table of Contents
View digital edition

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

Highlights

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.

What Lies Beneath

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.

Alumni Spotlight

read more

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

read more

Video

read more

Photo Gallery

read more

Where Am I? (May 2015)

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

Quotes

Read More

Learning often involves unlearning. We as a society have to examine what we’ve been taught.

Film director Tom Shadyac (Col '81), speaking about his documentary "I Am" before its screening at the 2010 Virginia Film Festival

National Auctions