• Peculiar Properties

    Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.

  • First Things First

    From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in U.Va. history.

  • Fight or Flight

    By analyzing dozens of bits of biographical data for 2,500 world leaders, Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam seeks to understand what makes leaders open to risk.

  • How to Save a Life

    As students return to Charlottesville, U.Va.’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is promoting a new effort called BASICS to curb binge drinking and is expanding its existing Hoos in Recovery program to support students in recovery for addiction.

  • U.Va.’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Wins Big

    Each year, as part of the Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, some of the best third-year students prepare and submit requests to the court to review lower-court rulings.

  • You Deserve a Break Today!

    Take a look into the past, with commentary on select ads provided by U.Va. history professor and BackStory co-host Brian Balogh.

Fall 2015

Fall 2015

First of All: Our List of Inaugural Moments in U.Va. History; At Home with Presidents: Alumni in Preservation; Alcohol at U.Va.: Help Is Here; Fight or Flight: Why Leaders Matter

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Highlights

Presidential Treatment

Presidential Treatment

After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of U.Va. graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

Nesting

Nesting

Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

World Class

World Class

Former U.Va. women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

Bringing the Team Together

Bringing the Team Together

Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that U.Va. alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.

Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof

The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

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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Quotes

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The best way to appreciate leaders … is by observing their deeds, which sparkle behind them in a brilliant spangle of light like the trail of a comet splashing across the heavens.

NBC news correspondent and U.Va. alumna Sara James (Col '83), speaking at the University's second Women in Leadership Conference

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