Topic: Grounds & Buildings

Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

On June 10, the University dedicated its newest residence hall named for William and Isabella Gibbons, a married couple enslaved by two University of Virginia professors until their emancipation in 1865.

Fall 2015

Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof

The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

Fall 2015

More than a Museum

More than a Museum

Fralin Museum’s collaborations aim for the heart and the mind

Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

Summer 2015

Grounds as Playground

Grounds as Playground

Members of UVA's student Parkour group use everyday structures to train.

What look like ordinary walkways, walls and rails to most passersby around Grounds are actually playgrounds to Parkour enthusiasts.

Summer 2015

Follow That Book!

Follow That Book!

Tracking the journey of a book across Grounds

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

May 14, 2015

Space Mountain

Space Mountain

A Tour of McCormick Observatory

UVA astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.

April 15, 2015

Keeping UVA Safe

Keeping UVA Safe

Making UVA safe will require partnership among faculty and staff, students, parents, police and community business leaders—as well as alumni.

Winter 2014

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

A How-To Guide

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Spring 2015

Sexual Assault and UVA

Sexual Assault and UVA

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

Spring 2015

A Civil Occupation

A Civil Occupation

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

Spring 2015

When Mem Rocked

When Mem Rocked

Members of last team to play in the iconic building recall those final years

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

Spring 2015

UVA’s Leadership DNA

UVA’s Leadership DNA

In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.

Spring 2015

News Briefs

News Briefs

A Safer Corner

A new police substation opened in January to increase police visibility and presence in the Corner area. A joint effort of the UVA Police...

Spring 2015

Changing the Greek System

Changing the Greek System

Student leaders discuss some of the issues facing Greek life on Grounds

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at UVA.

Spring 2015

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Highlights

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.

Presidential History

Presidential History

As the Board of Visitors searches for the University’s ninth president, take a look back at the first eight—the challenges they faced and their lasting imprints.

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.