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Unshackled

J. Roy Vorhauer (Educ '67, '77) worked for 27 years as teacher, coach, principal, and professor, trying throughout his career to improve race relations in schools. At U

Object Lesson

Telling the history of U.Va. one piece at a time.

Tales of Early America

Two U.Va. history professors receive major accolades for their scholarship.

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.

Start Celebrating

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

Capital Improvements

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

A Piece of History

President Teresa Sullivan recently gave her late mother’s nursing cape to the School of Nursing’s Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

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

The Once and Future Yearbook

With the help of the Virginia History Lab, students and alumni are working on re-establishing Corks and Curls.

Flag of Honor

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

U.Va. Rotunda renovations: stewardship of World Heritage Site enters second phase

Renovations to the University of Virginia’s historic Rotunda are entering a critical new phase that will bring U.Va.’s iconic centerpiece into the 21st century

The Captain

John Leys reflects on football and war.

Bad Boys

Tales of the University's tumultuous years.

The Monticello Mash

Mark Thompson of Starr Hill Brewery explains how Jefferson crafted his own beer.

The Mystery of Brooks Hall

The Mystery of Brooks Hall

Learn the hidden stories behind one of U.Va.'s most unusual places.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Masterstroke

    When Kevin Sauer arrived in Charlottesville in 1988, the men's and women's club rowing teams shared a boathouse with no electricity. They had no truck to tow the boats.

  • Psst…

    Four scholars from U.Va.'s Miller Center offer their advice to the president on how to finish strong and create an enduring legacy.

  • What to Read This Summer

    Notable alumni and faculty recommend some of their favorite books for your summer reading.

  • Stem Cell Breakthrough

    The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

  • Physical Science

    John Brenkus, creator and host of ESPN's Sport Science, explains the physics and physiology of four U.Va. athletes.

  • The Maestro

    From March 31 to April 2, Glass was in residency on Grounds, working with undergraduate and graduate students.

  • Sports Briefs

    A tennis championship, a baseball no-hitter, a track school record and news from the Cavalier Marching Band.

  • 17 Things to Love About Charlottesville in the Summer

    From swimming holes to watering holes, alumni share their favorite activities and ways to keep cool.