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

    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.

  • Two U.Va. economics professors find proof of love in their research.

    Love Among the Equations

    Two U.Va. economics professors find proof of love in their research.

  • A centenarian in Somers, Connecticut, has built a replica of Monticello next to his own estate.

    Monticello Redux

    A centenarian in Somers, Connecticut, has built a replica of Monticello next to his own estate.

Winter 2014

Winter 2014

A look inside the University's tunnels; Cultural literacy makes a comeback; Why college matters; Bringing history to the people

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Podcast People

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.

Admiral of the Antarctic

Admiral of the Antarctic

Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at U.Va.

Smart Money

Smart Money

Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.

What Lies Beneath 4

What Lies Beneath

Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

Do the Robot

Do the Robot

In her lab in U.Va.’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

Alumni Spotlight

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H. Marie Williams

The Remedy

H. Marie Williams (Educ '06) recently published a memoir about overcoming the trauma of sexual assault. She talked to U.Va. Magazine about The Remedy and her hopes for improving awareness about sexual assault survivors on Grounds.

Nathan Johnson (l) and James Bash,  founders of the Curry School Desegregation Center, in 1967. Photo courtesy U.Va. Special Collections Library

Unshackled

J. Roy Vorhauer (Educ '67, '77) worked for 27 years as teacher, coach, principal, and professor, trying throughout...

The List

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Video

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One Last Twirl

One Last Twirl

The “Sabre Twins” have graduated and are moving on in separate directions. Almost. Victoria and...

U.Va. SPEED Clinic

U.Va. SPEED Clinic

U.Va. SPEED Clinic director Max Prokopy (Educ '08) helps former U.Va. baseball player...

Photo Gallery

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Who Am I? (Feb 2015)

Hint: I was shot and killed on the roof of the original Madison Square Garden. ...

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Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

From The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe.