Fall 2017

Fall 2017

R&D around grounds and the globe; UVA’s first president and the search for its next; the Grillswith abides; Wyatt Andrews reports—and more!

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Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

From workplace productivity to global health, from cybersecurity to yogurt serenity, UVA researchers reached across disciplines, schools and the world.

The First President

The First President

UVA’s first president introduced the modern era, but some of Edwin Alderman’s progressive notions were anything but.

Visitor in Chief

Visitor in Chief

The Board of Visitors’ new rector talks about where we’re going, how he likes to manage and what he’s looking for in the next president.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.

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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.

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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Quotes

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We used to get 150 dozen doughnuts delivered every weekend, and by Sunday they would all be gone.

University Diner owner Lee Shiflett, as told to Coy Barefoot (Grad ’97), on the popularity of the Grillswith

Bold Rock - October 2017