Topic: History

Three History Amigos

Three History Amigos

Radio talk show combines past, present

BackStory, a weekly call-in radio show, features UVA historians Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh teamed with Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond and a former UVA historian and dean, as the "history guys," and their on-air patter might beg comparisons with Click and Clack of NPR’s Car Talk.

Summer 2008

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Who’s Buried Where?

Living just north of the University cemetery, on the other side of the creek, I was delighted to read your Spring issue...

Summer 2008

Set in Stone

Set in Stone

The serenity of UVA's cemetery belies a colorful past

Among the headstones can be found stories of grave robbers, misadventure and celebrated University mascots.

Spring 2008

Read All About It

Read All About It

Revolutionary War-era newspapers acquired

The Special Collections Library acquires articles of American history.

Spring 2008

Look Homeward, Goddesses

Look Homeward, Goddesses

UVA returns sculptures to ancient home

After a Homeric journey, two ancient sculptures, believed to have been looted, are set to be repatriated.

Spring 2008

The Evolution of Honor

The Evolution of Honor

Enduring Principle, Changing Times

The 'community of trust' traces its origins to the first students, but the Honor System has taken some twists and turns over the years.

Spring 2008

1868: First Photograph of the Rotunda

1868: First Photograph of the Rotunda

Taken shortly after the Civil War, this is the earliest known photograph of the Lawn and Rotunda. The gate in the foreground is described on a Special Collections Web...

Spring 2008

Ridley airs on PBS

Ridley airs on PBS

Several public broadcasting stations in Virginia aired the documentary Ridley in February as part of Black History Month.

The film, also distributed for broadcast in Chicago, Denver,...

Spring 2008

The Ultimate Virginia Basketball Players

The Ultimate Virginia Basketball Players

A roundup of the best to ever take the floor for the Cavaliers

The Men

Top Gun: Bryant Stith (Col ­’92)

Bryant Stith began his career as the ACC’s Rookie of the Year...

Winter 2007

On the Money

On the Money

New Jefferson coins issued

The nickel and the two-dollar bill now have some company—two new coins have ties to Thomas Jefferson.

The Thomas Jefferson $1 Coin—the third coin...

Winter 2007

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Jefferson and Hemings

I would like to congratulate Maura Singleton for the well-researched and written article “Anatomy of a Mystery” (Fall 2007), which presents both sides of the...

Winter 2007

Bice Devices

Bice Devices

During his 46 years at the University, legendary psychology professor Ray Bice entertained and educated more than 27,000 students with his ingenious “Bice Devices.” An inventor and self-described tinkerer,...

Winter 2007

Rail to Rail

Rail to Rail

Traveling art exhibit unpacks history

The Whitelaw Hotel in Washington, D.C., was once a luxury hotel that served black travelers, from Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway to Pullman porters. Often referred to as...

Winter 2007

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

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Highlights

Wedded Wahoos

Wedded Wahoos

Do you love chuckling over awkward first-date tales or proposal mishaps? Well, we’ve got some fun for you.

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.

Serpentine Timeline

Serpentine Timeline

Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.