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Better Living Through Architecture

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

The Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes

Ringing the Carillon

If you thought the sounds of the University Chapel's bells are made by an expert ringer toiling inside the steeple, think again.

God Is in the Details

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

The Future is Now

A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

A Place for Kids

The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital will open its doors in June 2014.

Back to the Future

Only some of Manning's ideas came to be, but he defined a way of thinking about growth at the University and raised important questions about building values.

A Different Kind of Red Brick

An engineering student creates a Lego masterpiece using Jefferson's original plans.

Start Celebrating

You might think that U.Va. was founded in 1819, but that's not the whole story.

The Cornerstone Plan

An infographic explains the implementation of the five-year strategic plan for the academic division of the University.

Capital Improvements

A close look at the preparations for phase two of the Rotunda renovation project.

Snow Day

Mina Pirasteh (Col ’15) documented a snow day on Grounds.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Before Scottsdale, before Sarasota, the big leagues came to Charlottesville.

Flag of Honor

The flag that hangs in JPJ Arena once covered the casket of a Vietnam veteran.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • God Is in the Details

    A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

  • The Future is Now

    A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

  • Work Out Like A Wahoo

    U.Va.'s strength and conditioning team shows you how to work out like a Wahoo.

  • Any Given Saturday

    Go behind the scenes at Scott Stadium for a look at the inner workings of a Cavaliers football game.

  • Better Living Through Architecture

    The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

  • Southern Sensibility

    Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

  • The Tactile Library

  • The Voice of His Generation

    Since launching Reddit.com with his dorm mate Steve Huffman (Engr ’05), Alexis Ohanian (Com ’05) has emerged as the face and voice against government restrictions on the Internet.

  • Is Winning Everything?

    Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.