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Keeping U.Va. Safe

Making U.Va. safe will require partnership among faculty and staff, students, parents, police and community business leaders—as well as alumni.

Capital Replacement

In February, as part of a major renovation of the Rotunda scheduled for completion in summer 2016, the delicate process of replacing the old capitals with new ones got underway.

Sexual Assault and U.Va.

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

A Civil Occupation

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, U.Va. was spared from its torches.

When Mem Rocked

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

U.Va.‘s Leadership DNA

In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.

Changing the Greek System

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at U.Va.

Arts Briefs

Kevin Spacey visits U.Va.; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is U.Va.'s current writer in residence

U.Va. Marginalia

Check out more Book Traces books with U.Va. ties.

What Lies Beneath

Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

Examining Slavery at the University

In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

New Cabell Is New Again

Opened in 1952 to accommodate a growing student body after World War II, New Cabell Hall remains the College of Arts & Sciences’ largest academic building, with

Easy Does It

How do you excavate underneath a 200-year-old building that’s the centerpiece of a World Heritage site? Very, very carefully. And with lasers.

Making the Case for College

Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

We Come from Old Virginia

Eight longstanding faculty members look back on their years at the University.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sadness Like Moonshine

    Why has Breece D'J Pancake’s work seen a revival in recent years? Professor John Casey offers up a simple reason: “The stories are just so damn good.”

  • Changing the Greek System

    A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at U.Va.

  • Room of Errors

    The "room of errors" is a new training tool a U.Va. nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

  • Weird Is Wonderful

    Darden professor Martin Davidson discusses "weirdness" and explains how weird people may be our greatest resource.

  • Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

    Alumna searches for references to enslaved people to add them to “Unknown No Longer,” a public database of enslaved Virginians who appear in inventories, bills of sale, wills and other records.

  • Almost Perfect

    Although the Cavaliers fell just short of a championship, Virginia women’s soccer enjoyed its first appearance in the NCAA title game.

  • Two Thumbs Up

    Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the U.Va. Hand Center changed his life.

  • 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?

  • The Faces of Ebola

    Alumna and journalist Carielle Doe has been documenting the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath in Liberia.