Topic: History

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

Every President Has a First Year

Every President Has a First Year

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next occupant of the oval office. Will he use them? Will she?

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next commander-in-chief. Will he use them? Will she?

Fall 2016

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

A Flight Forgotten

A Flight Forgotten

A brief history of a familiar statue

The Aviator was crafted to recognize UVA alum and French Air Service pilot James McConnell, whose plane went down in France in 1917. But it’s not your typical WWI memorial.

Fall 2016

From Time to Time

From Time to Time

See the evolution of spots around Grounds

Take a look at how some of the most familiar spots have changed—or remained the same—over time.

July 14, 2016

Time Capsule

Time Capsule

100 Years of Engineering at UVA

Over the last 100 years, UVA engineering students have traded drafting tables and wood shops for modeling software, 3-D printers and flight simulators. See what the future holds for engineering on Grounds.

Summer 2016

The Hidden Landscape

The Hidden Landscape

UVA’s vice provost on slavery at Jefferson’s University

Vice provost Maurie McInnis (Col ’88) reflects on the University’s complicated racial history and its implications for the present.

Summer 2016

Rotunda’s Rebirth

Rotunda’s Rebirth

President Sullivan discusses changes to the Rotunda, as well as the building’s evolving function in University life.

Summer 2016

The Oxford Experience

The Oxford Experience

Alumna explores the history, architecture and scenery of Oxford University

A group of alumni explores the rich history, architecture and scenery of Oxford University.

April 8, 2016

Follow That Guide

Follow That Guide

University Guide Service tells UVA tradition and history

The University Guide Service is student self-governance in action. UGuides give tours integrating encyclopedic knowledge of the University with their own experiences, and they don’t shy away from tough questions.

Spring 2016

Labs of Yore

Labs of Yore

In the time before personal computers and smartphones, there were computer labs

Faculty and alumni remember some true relics of University history: computer labs.

Spring 2016

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Highlights

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.

Shoot to Thrill

Shoot to Thrill

UVA sports photographer Matt Riley shares some of his favorite photographed moments from the past decade.

Pulp Fact

Pulp Fact

UVA student publications grapple with the same print vs. online issues that preoccupy the rest of the newspaper industry.