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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.

Fantastic Four

The U.Va. Varsity Four crew brings home its fifth title, edging out Brown and Washington for the most national championships.

A Mile in Their Shoes

Former Virginia football player Chris Long spends two days removed from the glamour of professional football to learn about homelessness.

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.

Virginia Wins College World Series

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

Coach Brian Boland Has Built a Juggernaut

Since becoming the head coach of men's tennis in 2002, Brian Boland has built a dynasty, netting two national championships in three years.

Wrestling’s Rise

A look at wrestling coach Steve Garland's formidable record.

Grounds as Playground

What look like ordinary walkways, walls and rails to most passersby around Grounds are actually playgrounds to Parkour enthusiasts.

A Tale of Two “Rudys”

For the Virginia baseball team and its two newest members, the spring 2015 semester has held some major surprises.

All in the Family

Leah Smith is only the second woman in U.Va. history to win two national titles and the first to win them during the same meet. Competition, it turns out, is her family's tradition.

The Many Faces of Cavman

A look at how U.Va.’s mascot has changed over time

Almost Perfect

Although the Cavaliers fell just short of a championship, Virginia women’s soccer enjoyed its first appearance in the NCAA title game.

We Are the Champions

With their 16-seed ranking, U.Va. men's soccer matched the second-lowest seed to win a championship since the NCAA started seeding 16 teams in 2003.

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.

Sports Briefs

The Commonwealth Clash; Quin Blanding's tackle record; Field Hockey beats a No. 1; "Why Football Matters"

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nesting

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Virginia Wins College World Series

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

  • 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.