Topic: Personal Essays / In Your Words

The Chosen One

The Chosen One

Read an excerpt from an alumnus' new book

Read an edited version of the first chapter of Fritz Franke's new book, "The Chosen One."

December 2, 2013

Making ‘Goodnight’

Making ‘Goodnight’

Two alumnae share the process of writing and producing their UVA-themed children’s book

As it turns out, writing the book was the easy part.  After we both gave birth to our little ones - Catherine's son, Jennings, came just a...

July 1, 2013

‘Strong and Disagreeable’

‘Strong and Disagreeable’

Notes on a Jeffersonian Sentence

I was still a teenager when Thomas Jefferson broke my heart. It happened in a single sentence; a permanent break. The moment came while I was reading Notes on...

June 25, 2013

College Daze

College Daze

An alumnus tries out his old friend's new board game

When I arrived in Dabney Dorm in the fall of 1975, I met a young architecture student across the hall, Robert W. Shutler (Arch '79). He was like few others I'...

June 10, 2013

From Fear to Resolve

From Fear to Resolve

UVA Club of Boston members vow to continue volunteering along the Boston Marathon race route

The morning of this year’s Boston Marathon, members from the UVA Club of Boston arrived at what has become the group’s usual spot to hand...

June 4, 2013

The Black Alumni Brood

The Black Alumni Brood

“Once, we were alone. And then we were not.” An alumna writes about the importance of Black Alumni Weekend.

May 13, 2013

College, Life

College, Life

The following is taken from a speech given in Charlottesville on March 14th, 2012, to an audience of students and alumni from the University of Virginia. The speech is a...

March 22, 2013

Memories of the University During the 1950s

Memories of the University During the 1950s

Past issues of the University of Virginia Magazine aroused pleasant memories that occurred during the spring of 1945 and the school year 1957-58 in Charlottesville and at the University of...

March 22, 2013

Making Sense Out of Cents

Making Sense Out of Cents

Alumnus John Howard shares some of the lessons he learned about life and money while at the University.

December 10, 2012

When Soviets Loomed Large

When Soviets Loomed Large

An alumnus remembers Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko’s visit

In February 1972, Soviet poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko came to give a recital of his works in Old Cabell Hall. This visit came before the Dome Room was restored in the...

June 25, 2012

Ray-flections

Ray-flections

An alumnus remembers professor Ray Bice

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As a student, being related to the quiet professorial rock star known more broadly in the University of Virginia community as Dr. Bice placed me in a...

March 7, 2012

How We Collaborate

How We Collaborate

A writer works with a sports legend

Jonathan Coleman co-authors book with sports legend Jerry West

February 10, 2012

Insights into Innovation

Insights into Innovation

An alumnus describes his discoveries about what blocks change in companies

An alumnus describes his discoveries about what blocks change in companies

February 8, 2012

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From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer G. Andrasko shares the results of the all-alumni survey.