Topic: History

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

Setting the Record Straight

Setting the Record Straight

Graduate student sheds light on Virginia Indians

Karenne Wood, a graduate student in the College of Arts & Sciences, is working on much more than a Ph.D. in anthropology. She’s working to reverse...

Fall 2007

Roaming Through Rome

Roaming Through Rome

An ancient city in 3D

In A.D. 320, Rome had reached its peak as the capital of the Western world, with an estimated one million people living in the city’s 16 square miles....

Fall 2007

Anatomy of a Mystery

Anatomy of a Mystery

The Jefferson-Hemings controversy in the post-DNA era

Following a DNA study in 1998, many scholars believe that Thomas Jefferson likely fathered children by slave Sally Hemings. For others, the genetic findings deepen the mystery.

Fall 2007

Beyond All-American

Beyond All-American

A half-century after his playing days, Bakhtiar honored again

Jamshid “Jim” Bakhtiar’s performance on the football field earned him All-America honors in 1957. What he’s done since makes him proudest.

In...

Summer 2007

The Queen

The Queen

Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.

Summer 2007

It’s in the Mail

It’s in the Mail

The News

On May 11, the U.S. Postal Service issued a new 41-cent stamp to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown. The unique triangular stamp recalls...

Summer 2007

You Kin Do It

You Kin Do It

Genealogy for beginners

Genealogy has been all the rage recently. First Henry Louis Gates Jr. uncovered Oprah’s heritage in Finding Oprah’s Roots, Finding Your Own. Then the Rev....

Summer 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

What Happened in Bolechow

What Happened in Bolechow

Daniel Mendelsohn’s epic search

'The Lost' finds tragedy interwoven with history as Daniel Mendelsohn seeks out the experience of the Holocaust.

Spring 2007

Going on Record

Going on Record

Black leaders reveal stories behind their rise

Phyllis Leffler’s cozy office is well off the beaten path, tucked under a stairway in Hotel F of the East Range. There, she toils quietly on a...

Spring 2007

Naming Evil

Naming Evil

Professor Jennifer Geddes analyzes the use of the word "evil" in a forthcoming book.

Winter 2006

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

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Highlights

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.