Topic: Books

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Alumna discovers a bestseller and major motion picture in her own backyard

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.

Winter 2016

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a look at the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

Winter 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

A sampling of recently published books by UVA alumni and faculty, available for purchase at the UVA bookstore.

Fall 2016

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

Questions Before Answers

Questions Before Answers

For inspiration, a novelist starts with what she doesn’t know

When asked how she comes up with story ideas, author Kim Brooks to points to a lesson learned from one of her UVA professors about asking questions.

Fall 2016

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Excerpts of new work by graduates of UVA’s creative writing program

Excerpts from the first pages of eight new books by alumni of UVA’s Creative Writing program.

Summer 2016

The Crazy Human Heart

The Crazy Human Heart

A critic’s thoughts on reviews and taste

Literature critics Daniel Mendelsohn (Col ’82) and Mythili Rao (Col ’05) discuss the critic’s role in society.

Summer 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty.

Summer 2016

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

How a UVA detective brought a man accused of stealing maps across the country to justice

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.

Spring 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six new books from alumni and faculty.

Spring 2016

New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Fall 2015

New & Notable

New & Notable

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

Six recent book releases from UVA alumni and faculty.

Summer 2015

The Force Is with Her

The Force Is with Her

Alumna writes new Star Wars and Star Trek stories

New York Times best-selling author Christie Golden has written dozens of novels, many based on licensed properties, including Star Wars and Star Trek, and created fantasy fiction's first elven vampire.

Summer 2015

Stories Evil Tells

Stories Evil Tells

By using imagination to justify the Holocaust, the Nazis behaved as humans often have

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.

Summer 2015

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Highlights

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

Business, Anyone?

Business, Anyone?

“Maximizing Leadership Potential in Sports and Business,” a unique seminar for second-year M.B.A. students, is co-taught by a Darden dean and a men’s tennis coach.

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.