Topic: Grounds & Buildings

Rotunda: The Movie

Rotunda: The Movie

What happens when Judith Shatin films a year of life on the Lawn?

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Sound artist and professor Judith Shatin’s office has a window with a view of the Rotunda—a great spot to watch University life unfold...

January 18, 2010

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A collection of University esoterica

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

Winter 2009

Saving Green

Saving Green

Rethinking energy use

During the month of August, it cost $21,769.85 just to cool Newcomb Hall. The University is making eye-opening numbers like these available on its online “Building Dashboard,” which displays energy use in Newcomb Hall.

Winter 2009

Sharing a Vision

Sharing a Vision

Art contest winner moved by Rotunda

Jennifer Tsai was so moved by the beauty and symbolism of the Rotunda, she knew it would be hard to leave when she graduated

Winter 2009

Small Town, Big Acts

Small Town, Big Acts

University hosts top musicians

Renovated venues have helped bring an impressive assortment of musical headliners to Grounds.

Winter 2009

Space-Age Eraser

Space-Age Eraser

Laser used to clean capitals

Conservators used a laser to clean 180 years of grime from the column capitals of Pavilion II.

Winter 2009

Fresh Art

Fresh Art

Renovated museum opens its doors

The University of Virginia Art Museum reopened after a $2 million summer renovation.

Winter 2009

The Vision for the Village

The Vision for the Village

Jefferson's drawings show multiple influences and singular genius

More than a century ago, the University’s Central Grounds rose from the ashes of the 1895 Rotunda fire, and much of the original character of...

Fall 2009

Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration

Carr’s Hill, the home of all seven presidents of the University, celebrates the centennial of its construction this year. A feature on page 28 looks at the residence...

Fall 2009

Danger: Falling Dorms

Danger: Falling Dorms

Dobie, Balz and Watson houses were torn down this summer to make way for two new six-story dorms that will house more students, and be greener and more efficient.

Fall 2009

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Palin Comparison

In the most recent issue of Virginia Magazine, you refer to Tina Fey’s supposedly humorous impersonation of former Gov. Sarah Palin (“Quotable Quotes,”...

Fall 2009

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Highlights

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.