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.

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.

“A Journalistic Failure”

An outline of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism report on the Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus.” The report concentrated on three major failures to follow “basic, even routine journalistic practice” by writer Sabrina Rubin Erdely.

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.

A Tale of Two “Rudys”

For the Virginia baseball team and its two newest members, the spring 2015 semester has held some major surprises.

All in the Family

Leah Smith is only the second woman in U.Va. history to win two national titles and the first to win them during the same meet. Competition, it turns out, is her family's tradition.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Guilty Pleasure Reads

    Recommended beach reads from U.Va.'s literati.

  • Did You Know?

    Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

  • Follow That Book!

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

  • The Force Is with Her

    New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written dozens of novels, many based on licensed properties, including Star Wars and Star Trek, and created fantasy fiction's first elven vampire.

  • Sleuthing Sudden Death

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

  • 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.

  • Wrestling’s Rise

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

  • News from Around Grounds

    A few of the latest University news stories.

  • 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.

  • The Sounds of the City

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