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Literary Wahoo of the Jazz Age

Ever wonder what the University was like in the Roaring ’20s? The novel Boojum! is set in a whiskey-soaked Prohibition-era Charlottesville where waggish poets wend their way through University

Mother and Child

Mother and Child

Saving Shots Is a Snap

Letters to the Editor

Then Again

What a thrill to see the picture of Scott Stadium in 1964 (“Then and Now: An Illustrated Journey Through Time,” Spring 2010). After the Corps of Cadets and the

School of Rock

School of Rock

U.Va.'s Battle of the Bands face off. Hear music clips and watch a video.

A Portrait of the South in Black and White

A Portrait of the South in Black and White

Paul Gaston recounts his role in the civil rights movement in Charlottesville.

Saying It with Flowers, My Way

Saying It with Flowers, My Way

Why a novel about the language of flowers? That’s the question I get asked more than any other by fellow writers and fans of my young adult

Director Gregg Helvey goes to the Oscars

Director Gregg Helvey goes to the Oscars

When Gregg Helvey (Col ’01) traveled to India three and a half years ago to make the film Kavi, he never thought he would end up at the Academy Awards

Making a new family home

Making a new family home

When I first moved to Charlottesville in 1988, it was not to go to U.Va. I was escaping my life in New York City, where I had been working

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

Admire rare and beautiful items of clothing from the 1790s to the 1950s that are held in the Collection of Historic Dress.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore: October through December 2010

Fiction/Poetry

1. Leavings: Poems by Wendell Berry

2. The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

3. The Mad Farmer Poems by Wendell Berry

4. Pride and Prejudice

New & Notable

The Birth of Virginia’s Aristocracy James C. Thompson II (Col ’71, Grad ’74) Commonwealth Books Virginia’s aristocracy was born when Col. Richard Lee II transferred his allegiance from the

Book Maker

Book Maker

After folding folios into signatures, Kristin Adolfson (Col ’98) uses a needle and thread to sew the pages of her books together. She prints the text with a letterpress, and

Required Reading: Jennifer Burns

Required Reading: Jennifer Burns

The Song Collector

The Song Collector

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Maestro

    From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Masterstroke

    When Kevin Sauer arrived in Charlottesville in 1988, the men's and women's club rowing teams shared a boathouse with no electricity. They had no truck to tow the boats.

  • Physical Science

    John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four U.Va. athletes.

  • Sports Briefs

    A tennis championship, a baseball no-hitter, a track school record and news from the Cavalier Marching Band.

  • Stem Cell Breakthrough

    The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

  • 17 Things to Love About Charlottesville in the Summer

    From swimming holes to watering holes, alumni share their favorite activities and ways to keep cool.

  • What to Read This Summer

    Notable alumni and faculty recommend some of their favorite books for your summer reading.

  • Psst…

    Four scholars from U.Va.'s Miller Center offer their advice to the president on how to finish strong and create an enduring legacy.