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1817: The First Meeting of the Board of Visitors

1817: The First Meeting of the Board of Visitors

View the minutes from U.Va.'s first BOV meeting including Jefferson, Madison and Monroe.

Signs of the Time

Signs of the Time

Gretchen Gueguen, a digital archivist in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, was out of the office in the days immediately following President Sullivan's resignation. But

When Soviets Loomed Large

When Soviets Loomed Large

In February 1972, Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko came to give a recital of his works in Old Cabell Hall. This visit came before the Dome Room was restored in the

Letters to the Editor

Jefferson's Bible

Historically, our nation owes a debt to Thomas Jefferson ["Jefferson's Secret Bible," Spring 2012], who is by any measure one of America's great founding fathers.<

A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

The history of Final Exercises at U.Va.

The Marriage Crisis

The Marriage Crisis

U.Va. researchers explore the ways that marriage has changed and look toward the future of the institution.

Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime

New blog documents the Civil War in letters, day by day, exactly 150 years later.

Borges in Charlottesville

Borges in Charlottesville

How the work of a Latin-American literary giant found a home at U.Va.

Bookmarked: The Art of the Matter

Bookmarked: The Art of the Matter

A new U.Va. archive digitizes manuscripts related to da Vinci's Treatise on Painting.

A Conversation With Julian Bond

A Conversation With Julian Bond

A former chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Julian Bond played a critical role in the civil rights movement alongside visionary leaders like Dr.

U.Va. historian corrects student tour guides

Rebuilding History … With Cardboard and Paint

Rebuilding History … With Cardboard and Paint

Mammoth Undertaking: Students reimagine Brooks Hall menagerie.

Ray-flections

Ray-flections

As a student, being related to the quiet professorial rock star known more broadly in the University of Virginia community as Dr. Bice placed me in a

Over Seven Billion Served

Over Seven Billion Served

Last October, the 7 billionth person on the planet was born. Professors explain the dynamics of the population boom and demographic transition.

1976: A Royal Visit

1976: A Royal Visit

On July 10, Queen Elizabeth toured the Academical Village, where 18,000 people watched her stroll down the Lawn.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Pioneer

    Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to U.Va. But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Brain Freeze

    What exactly is brain freeze and how can we avoid it? A U.Va. neurologist explains why ice cream can make us (literally) scream.

  • Make It Like Monticello

    Here's how to make a modern version of the vanilla ice cream Jefferson had served at Monticello

  • Stories Evil Tells

    Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.

  • 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.