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Do the Robot

In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See what students, faculty and staff are reading around Grounds.

Better Living Through Architecture

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

The Wake of Watergate

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Faculty Update

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

God Is in the Details

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

News Briefs

Recent news from around Grounds.

Bookmarked: Getting Down to Business

A new site from the Darden School of Business offers practical articles by faculty that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.

Darden Dean to Step Down

After nearly a decade as dean of the Darden School of Business, Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty.

Withholding Judgment

Religious studies professor John Portmann ponders a difficult question.

Tales of Early America

Two U.Va. history professors receive major accolades for their scholarship.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

A list of the most popular fiction and nonfiction selections at the U.Va. Bookstore.

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 U.Va. students since 1967, all the while penning murder mysteries on the side.

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can’t Do

Art professor William Wylie talks about the work of his advanced photography students.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Pioneer

    Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to U.Va. But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.

  • Charlottesville A to Z

    A look beyond well-known favorites like Monticello and the Rotunda reveals some of the smaller, more unexpected things that make Charlottesville and the University so special.

  • Breaking the Bubble

    About 3,100 students volunteer through Madison House for at least one hour each week. See how they're making a difference in the Charlottesville community.

  • Difference Maker: Rob Marsh

    Since leaving a career in the U.S. Army, Rob Marsh (Col '78) has devoted his life to serving as a country doctor in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.

  • Brain Freeze

    What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A U.Va. neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

  • Make It Like Monticello

    Here's how to make a modern version of the vanilla ice cream Jefferson had served at Monticello

  • Stories Evil Tells

    Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.

  • Sleuthing Sudden Death

    Eric Topol (Col ’75), director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute, is helping untangle the mystery of sudden, unexplained death.