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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.

Capital Improvements

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

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

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.

Your Office Chair is Killing You

Standing up at work could save your life and even boost your productivity.

New & Notable

New & Notable

Five new books from U.Va. alumni.

Bookmarked: Founders Online

Bookmarked: Founders Online

A new website offers free access to the papers of six of America's founding fathers.

Founding Fathers Go Electric

Google Maps adds Central Grounds, Monticello to Street View

‘Strong and Disagreeable’

‘Strong and Disagreeable’

I was still a teenager when Thomas Jefferson broke my heart. It happened in a single sentence; a permanent break. The moment came while I was reading Notes on

Light and Shadow

Light and Shadow

Four new books examine Thomas Jefferson's complexities.

The Celestial Dome

The Celestial Dome

Thomas Jefferson envisioned the Rotunda dome room not as a library but as a planetarium for teaching astronomy.

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