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

The Straight Scoop

Thomas Jefferson didn’t bring ice cream to the United States, but he was the first American known to write down the recipe.

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.

The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

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.

Wrestling’s Rise

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

Secrets of the Stars

As part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, the APOGEE project is giving us a clearer view of our dusty galaxy.

More than a Museum

Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

New & Notable

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

Letters to the Editor

Readers offer their thoughts on topics from the Spring 2015 issue of U.Va. Magazine.

Grounds as Playground

What look like ordinary walkways, walls and rails to most passersby around Grounds are actually playgrounds to Parkour enthusiasts.

News from Around Grounds

A few of the latest University news stories.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • More than a Museum

    Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

  • 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.

  • Pass It On

    The Virginia Alumni Mentoring program matches students who are interested in a certain profession with graduates who are established in that field.

  • 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.

  • The Sounds of the City

    Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

  • Capital Replacement

    Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.