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Peculiar Properties

Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.

First Things First

From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in U.Va. history.

Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

On June 10, the University dedicated its newest residence hall named for William and Isabella Gibbons, a married couple enslaved by two University of Virginia professors until their emancipation in 1865.

Up on the Roof

The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

More than a Museum

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

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.

Follow That Book!

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

Space Mountain

U.Va. astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.

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

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

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.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Up on the Roof

    The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

  • World Class

    Former U.Va. women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

  • Bringing the Team Together

    Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

  • Imagination Without Limits

    Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

  • Nesting

    Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

  • Virginia Wins College World Series

    The Cinderella-story Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt in three games to take home the program’s first national title.

  • Presidential Treatment

    After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of U.Va. graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

  • Going the Distance

    The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that U.Va. alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.