Topic: Grounds & Buildings

A Walk on the Lawn

A Walk on the Lawn

Nearly 6,400 degrees were conferred during Final Exercises on May 18. For the first time in University history, more than 10 percent of the graduates were international students.

Fall 2008

The Big Picture

The Big Picture

A new video board will be installed in Scott Stadium in time for the 2009 football season.

Fall 2008

The University and the Civil War

The University and the Civil War

New book offers a fictional account grounded in fact

Nick Taylor’s debut novel, The Disagreement, is set at the University’s Medical School during the tumult of the Civil War.

Fall 2008

Behind the Scenes

Behind the Scenes

A look within the University’s operations

At an institution as large as UVA, it’s easy to forget that it consists of many individually moving parts. We profile a few of the 13,500 employees who keep the University humming every day.

Fall 2008

News Briefs

News Briefs

High Honors

The University of Virginia bestowed its highest external honors—the annual Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals—during Founder’s Day celebrations in April. The medals...

Summer 2008

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Who’s Buried Where?

Living just north of the University cemetery, on the other side of the creek, I was delighted to read your Spring issue...

Summer 2008

Set in Stone

Set in Stone

The serenity of UVA's cemetery belies a colorful past

Among the headstones can be found stories of grave robbers, misadventure and celebrated University mascots.

Spring 2008

Under Construction

Under Construction

Some notes on construction around Grounds, from the South Lawn Project to the Emily Couric Cancer Center.

Spring 2008

1868: First Photograph of the Rotunda

1868: First Photograph of the Rotunda

Taken shortly after the Civil War, this is the earliest known photograph of the Lawn and Rotunda. The gate in the foreground is described on a Special Collections Web...

Spring 2008

Work in Progress

Work in Progress

Painting wins contest, in the nick of time

Rubaina Zaman (Col ’09) believes that a painting is never really finished, but she had to put that concept aside while rushing to complete an art assignment last spring.<...

Winter 2007

Ghosts and Goblins

Ghosts and Goblins

More than 1,000 local children descend upon the Lawn for an annual Halloween tradition. Although some area merchants and organizations chip in, Lawn residents typically spend up to $300 on candy...

Winter 2007

Blue, Orange and Green

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

Winter 2007

Great Big Schoolhouse

Great Big Schoolhouse

New Curry School building

Rising soon is a four-story building for the Curry School of Education that will nearly double its breathing room.

Already christened Bavaro Hall, the building is slated...

Winter 2007

The Paint’s Appealing

The Paint’s Appealing

Beta Bridge sheds its skin

What’s four feet high, 10 feet long, three inches thick, and weighs close to 1,000 pounds? A slab of Beta Bridge paint that peeled away in September, of course.<...

Winter 2007

Building the Sciences

Building the Sciences

At its October meeting, the Board of Visitors endorsed a comprehensive approach to enhancing the sciences when it approved three major research buildings—one for Medicine, one for...

Winter 2007

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Highlights

Ready to Spin Off

Ready to Spin Off

Jason George (Com ’94) looks back on his time at UVA while looking forward to his role as a firefighter in a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

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

Family Matters

Family Matters

Joanne Boyle, who served as the women's basketball head coach for seven years, retired after this season to finalize her daughter's adoption process, which could take years.