• Space Mountain

    U.Va. astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.

  • Secrets of the Spring Skies

    In many cultures, from the Navajo to the Australian aborigines to the Aztec, stars not only represented glittering mythological stories, they also signaled the appropriate time to sow and to harvest, to celebrate or hunt.

  • Galactic Bones

    Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

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

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

Highlights

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.

When Mem Rocked

When Mem Rocked

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

Ordinary Genius

Ordinary Genius

Twelve-year-old engineering student Henry Muhlbauer discusses his life on Grounds

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Nelson Saiers wants to use his art—and math— to build awareness around issues he observed firsthand growing up in war-torn regions of the world.

Changing the Greek System

Changing the Greek System

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at U.Va.

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.

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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Photo Gallery

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Up, Up, and Away

High-flying Justin Anderson has helped lead the Cavaliers to one of their best seasons in...

Quotes

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No matter where our money comes from, I don't see the University of Virginia ever failing to be public, in the sense of being dedicated to and interested in the welfare of the commonwealth and of the larger country. We'll always be public that way. It's in our DNA.

Teresa A. Sullivan, speaking at a press conference after becoming U.Va.'s eighth president

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