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Tyler Teass’ Coffee Roasted Parsnips

This recipe is presented as part of the Jefferson Thanksgiving Challenge.  We asked alumni chefs to create Thanksgiving dishes using only the ingredients that would

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.

Imagination Without Limits

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

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.

Difference Maker:  Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Alumna Micaela Connery had an idea in high school to offer a theater program open to kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.

Look Closer

Annie Rorem (Batten ’13) conducts research on education and labor force participation with a particular interest in gender.

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.

News from Around Grounds

A few of the latest University news stories.

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.

Top 5 Schools by Percentage of Total Alumni


  College of Arts & Sciences:  41.5% Education:  11.1% Engineering:  10.6% Graduate Arts & Sciences:  7.9% Law:  7.4%

Data are current through June 2015<

Top 5 States with the Most U.Va. Alumni


  Virginia (84,556) New York (10,721) California (10,680) Maryland (10,100) North Carolina (8,837)

Data current as of June 2015

Arts in Brief

An award-winning filmmaker gives a master class on Grounds; an alumnus finds his niche in comedy.

Wrestling’s Rise

A look at wrestling coach Steve Garland's formidable record.

New & Notable

Six recent book releases from U.Va. alumni and faculty.

Black Alumni Weekend

Over the second weekend in april, more than 1,800 people—including nearly 1,200 alumni—attended Black Alumni Weekend on Grounds.

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  • The Jefferson Thanksgiving Challenge

    Alumni chefs create dishes using only ingredients available at Monticello during Jefferson's time.

  • 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.

  • Ghost World

    How U.Va. academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.

  • A Mile in Their Shoes

    Former Virginia football player Chris Long spends two days removed from the glamour of professional football to learn about homelessness.

  • Peculiar Properties

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

  • Follow That Book!

    How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

  • Careers and More

    President Teresa A. Sullivan discusses how the University is helping students prepare for and enter the workforce.

  • Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

    Doctors at the U.Va. Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.