• So Close

    The 2016 Men’s Basketball season ended with a heartbreaker, but the record will show the amazing trajectory Coach Tony Bennett’s team took.

  • Studio Space

    Take a look inside the A-School’s changing, bustling collaborative workspace, where students spend many hours eating, breathing and (sometimes) sleeping architecture.

  • The Honors of Honor

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

  • The Pause

    A UVA trauma nurse discusses the origins and importance of “The Pause,” a ritual practice that honors both a patient’s life and medical workers’ efforts to save it.

  • Tale as Old as Time

    You know that sensation you feel when watching a favorite Disney film? A UVA art professor calls it the Disney myth and explains how we fall under its spell.

Spring 2016

Spring 2016

How Disney casts its spell; see inside the architecture studio space; how a University detective caught a serial map thief; the life of medical residents—and much more!

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To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.

In the Beginning

In the Beginning

Hard work and innate talent help make an artist. But the artistic mind must also allow itself to be inspired, and to recognize inspiration in everyday life. Six UVA artists share what influenced them.

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Psychology graduate student Marissa Drell wanted to know: Does an apology help a child feel better? She set up an experiment to find out.

Creating quite a racket

Creating quite a racket

Squash occupies a peculiar spot in the collegiate athletic firmament—make that the athletic firmament, period. But it’s caught on at UVA, and the team is building its reputation one elite player at a time.

X Marks the Spot…For Now

X Marks the Spot…For Now

Astronomy professor Ken Seidelmann helped solve a minor mystery of the GPS era: Did the prime meridian move?

Those Who Can, Teach

Those Who Can, Teach

Economics professor Ken Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 UVA students. But before he found his calling as a teacher, he considered another career path.

Balancing Academics, Athletics

Balancing Academics, Athletics

With their names and faces popping up all over Sports Illustrated and ESPN, it’s easy to forget that college athletes are students. Here, a few student-athletes talk about their lives on Grounds.

Resident Life

Resident Life

For physicians in training at UVA’s School of Medicine, no two days are the same. Over many years and thousands of cases, they learn to be ready for anything.

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Follow That Guide

Follow that Guide

The University Guide Service is student self-governance in action. UGuides give tours integrating encyclopedic knowledge...

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The Honors of Honor

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

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Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of the day.

Thomas Jefferson, to Pierre Samuel DuPont de Nemours, April 1816

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