Topic: History

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

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

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.