President Sullivan discusses changes to the Rotunda, as well as the building’s evolving function in University life.
A group of alumni explores the rich history, architecture and scenery of Oxford University.
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.
Faculty and alumni remember some true relics of University history: computer labs.
President Sullivan discusses the University’s complicated racial history and the current conversation in higher education surrounding unpleasant historical realities.
Caroyl Beddow Gooch's careful calculations of astronomical measurements helped McCormick Observatory become one of the world's top observatories in the mid-20th century.
UVA's new John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History will support various programs and activities to benefit both academic researchers and a public audience.
How UVA academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.
From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in UVA history.
By analyzing dozens of bits of biographical data for 2,500 world leaders, Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam seeks to understand what makes leaders open to risk.
After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of UVA graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.
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.
Take a look into the past, with commentary on select ads provided by UVA history professor and BackStory co-host Brian Balogh.
Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to UVA But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.
Professor Alon Confino offers his thoughts on how humans use stories to explain our history and justify our motivations for doing things—the good things and especially the bad ones.