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The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

Galactic Bones

Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

Sexual Assault and U.Va.

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

Weird Is Wonderful

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

A World of Change

To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, U.Va. professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

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.

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.

The Shocking Truth

U.Va. psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson conducted a study that found that people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts.

Telling Stories, Digitally

Bethany Nowviskie, director of digital research & scholarship at the U.Va. library and director of the Scholars' Lab, discusses digital storytelling and what the online age has meant for the humanities.

Podcast People

Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See which titles are flying off the shelves at the U.Va. Bookstore

U.Va. Marginalia

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

The Facts of the Matter

More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

Better, Stronger, Faster

U.Va.’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

Book Traces

U.Va. English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Capital Replacement

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • More than a Museum

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

  • 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.

  • Pass It On

    The Virginia Alumni Mentoring program matches students who are interested in a certain profession with graduates who are established in that field.

  • 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.

  • The Sounds of the City

    Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.