Topic: History

Lights Out

Lights Out

UVA dominated college boxing for years, and then the years caught up with it

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.

Summer 2017

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

The legacy of Paul Saunier, a deft hand in turbulent times

A look at the quiet effectiveness of Paul Saunier, an administrator who helped desegregate UVA.

Summer 2017

Politics, by Any Other Name

Politics, by Any Other Name

Why Jefferson chose “Central College” over center stage

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

Summer 2017

Faulkner, Revisited

Faulkner, Revisited

Exhaustive exhibit at UVA shows the full life of the Southern author

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.

Summer 2017

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s anatomical building advanced UVA medical education—at a price

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

Spring 2017

Thomas Jefferson’s Prayer for the Future

Thomas Jefferson’s Prayer for the Future

A look back at his forward-looking mission for the University

The Magazine kicks off its series of retrospective pieces commemorating the UVA Bicentennial with a look back at Jefferson's dreams for his University’s future.

Spring 2017

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

The alumnae who helped D.C.’s African-American museum ‘claim space’

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Spring 2017

The Jefferson Curating Society

The Jefferson Curating Society

At long last, the oldest student group on Grounds agrees to share a treasure trove of UVA history.

In the end, the need to preserve the artifacts of UVA’s oldest student group was beyond debate.

Winter 2016

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

At a Crossroads

At a Crossroads

The history and future of Ivy and Emmet

What had once been a cluster of small businesses on the outskirts of the University is set to become part of a corridor that beautifies and unifies Grounds.

Winter 2016

Playing Dress-up

Playing Dress-up

100 years of costumes at UVA

Take a look at costumes at UVA from 1907 to the present, with commentary from UVA drama professor Gweneth West.

October 17, 2016

Rotunda Reborn

Rotunda Reborn

Behind the scenes of the historic renovation

Four years and $58 million later, the historic architectural icon is now state-of-the-art. Take a sneak peek.

Fall 2016

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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.

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.

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.