Topic: Grounds & Buildings

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

You Can’t Keep a Good Spire Down

You Can’t Keep a Good Spire Down

After standing serenely in the woodsy garden of Pavilion VI for nearly 80 years, the Merton Spire was badly damaged in 2005 when a mini-tornado felled two maple trees, one of...

Fall 2007

According to Custom

According to Custom

Student Traditions at Virginia

As revered as the University's traditions are, some change with the times and others fade away entirely. Here's a look at just a few.

Fall 2007

Share Your Corner Memories

Share Your Corner Memories

The most recent issue of the Virginia Magazine took a stroll through the history of the Corner. Readers have been sharing their best Corner stories and weighing in on...

April 15, 2007

Down on the Corner

Down on the Corner

A stroll through the University’s neighborhood

Always an integral part of life at the University, the Corner has been shaped by a colorful collection of characters and establishments.

Spring 2007

1943: The Dry Dock

1943: The Dry Dock

A lounge and soda fountain called the Dry Dock was opened in the Madison Hall basement in 1943 and “was pronounced a howling success. It was said to be...

Spring 2007

Club Clemons

Club Clemons

Late on a cool night in mid-December, Ifechi N. Momah (Col ’08) hurries down McCormick Road. All is silent and empty on Grounds. Activity has ceased—no practices,...

Spring 2007

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past

South Lawn to include memorial to African-American community

See how the South Lawn Project memorializes an African-American community.

Spring 2007

Trashing the Lawn

Trashing the Lawn

Students and staff members emptied two trash bins onto the Lawn on Nov. 15, but it wasn’t an act of vandalism, or even a protest. The idea was...

Spring 2007

Tight Quarters

Tight Quarters

A glimpse of student housing, 19th-century style

A brief look at rules and regulations concerning student life in 1847.

Winter 2006

Dorm Chic

Dorm Chic

The abode away from home

Current students talk about the money and effort involved in making a dorm room a personalized space.

Winter 2006

Circle of Life

Circle of Life

Dead tree recycled as art

The death of a paulownia tree, like the ancient one that stood near the East Range until early September, somehow doesn’t feel so tragic. The tree, indigenous...

Winter 2006

Clock Work

Clock Work

Exploring the essence of time

From atomic clocks to circadian rhythms, time is relative. Authorities across a range of disciplines explain how they measure its passage.

Fall 2006

The Master Builder

The Master Builder

Completion of the John Paul Jones Arena caps Dick Laurance's remarkable career

For the past 18 years, this construction wizard has steered UVA's highest-profile projects on time and on budget, smiling all the way.

Summer 2006

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Highlights

North of Eden

North of Eden

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Faulkner, Revisited

Faulkner, Revisited

A new exhibit, located in the main gallery of UVA’s Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, marks the 60th anniversary of William Faulkner’s arrival on Grounds.