Topic: History

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

Reflections of a Survivor

Reflections of a Survivor

Movie conjures warm—and wrenching—memories for Mary Jane Tolley

We Are Marshall, based on a 1960 plane crash that claimed the lives of Marshall University's football team, brings many emotions to the surface again for Mary Jane Tolley (Educ '66), whose husband, Rick Tolley (Educ '64), was the team's head football coach.

Winter 2006

Lessons in Democracy

Lessons in Democracy

Summit draws teens from around the world

The International Youth Democracy Summit gives students the opportunity to engage with the American tradition of democracy.

Winter 2006

Shades of Blue and Gray

Shades of Blue and Gray

The Civil War in art and film

Civil War scholar Gary Gallagher surveys the visual arts to show how attitudes toward the war continue to change.

Fall 2006

Clock Work

Clock Work

Exploring the essence of time

From atomic clocks to circadian rhythms, time is relative. Authorities across a range of disciplines explain how they measure its passage.

Fall 2006

The Master Builder

The Master Builder

Completion of the John Paul Jones Arena caps Dick Laurance's remarkable career

For the past 18 years, this construction wizard has steered UVA's highest-profile projects on time and on budget, smiling all the way.

Summer 2006

Once and Future Plague

Once and Future Plague

Coming to grips with a pandemic

Will avian flu be the next plague? Medical experts and scholars at UVA assess the past for clues and weigh in on the consequences of an influenza pandemic.

Spring 2006

Plunder

Plunder

The theft of the Morgantina silver

In 1984, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a dazzling new acquisition of silver vessels from the third century B.C. But one question wouldn't go away: was it looted?

Spring 2006

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Highlights

A Day in the (Busy) Life

A Day in the (Busy) Life

Second-year basketball player Jocelyn Willoughby takes readers through a typical day full of school and sports.

Color Bind

Color Bind

Excavation uncovers a dilemma: Should the colonnade be the bright white of our time or the unpainted tan of Jefferson’s?

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember

A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.

The Whole Package

The Whole Package

The Cavaliers have proven consistent throughout the season, even without an all-star, and they hope their versatility holds up in the tournaments.