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You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

Faulkner, Revisited

Faulkner, Revisited

Exhaustive exhibit at UVA shows the full life of the Southern author

A new exhibit, located in the main gallery of UVA’s Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, marks the 60th anniversary of William Faulkner’s arrival on Grounds.

Summer 2017

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

Health System Pushes into Northern Virginia

The $112 million partnership with Inova health systems will introduce a medical school campus in Fairfax County that features a state-of-the-art human genomics program.

Spring 2017

UVA in the Rankings

UVA in the Rankings

How the University of Virginia stacked up in annual rankings of top colleges and universities

See where UVA ranks among the top colleges and universities in the country, according to US News & World Report, Business Insider, Princeton Review and The Economist.

Winter 2016

Fixer of Books

Fixer of Books

Book conservator keeps UVA’s most rare resources intact

Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.

Fall 2016

The Defense Rests

The Defense Rests

Leaving a career of standing alongside the indigent

James Hingeley, UVA Law School alum, retired this August after 25 years in public service. Here’s why he turned aside from his many opportunities at major NYC law firms.

Fall 2016

Change of Course

Change of Course

College experiments with major curriculum reform

Next year’s entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect.

Fall 2016

UVA Establishes Brain Institute

UVA Establishes Brain Institute

The University is taking another step toward a better understanding of the brain through its newest initiative: the UVA Brain Institute. Here’s what they hope to accomplish through cross-Grounds collaboration in the field of neuroscience.

Fall 2016

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Many readers sent in feedback to the summer cover story “Modern Honor.” A selection of letter excerpts appear, along with a letter from the Editor on the Honor System piece.

Fall 2016

Putting Heads Together

Putting Heads Together

The newly-formed UVA Brain Institute aims to develop more effective treatments for brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.

Fall 2016

Time Capsule

Time Capsule

100 Years of Engineering at UVA

Over the last 100 years, UVA engineering students have traded drafting tables and wood shops for modeling software, 3-D printers and flight simulators. See what the future holds for engineering on Grounds.

Summer 2016

Law Stars

Law Stars

How UVA alumni and faculty became central figures in true-crime narratives

UVA Law’s fingerprints are all over true-crime sensations Serial and Making a Murderer.

Summer 2016

The Nuances of Building a Better Congress

The Nuances of Building a Better Congress

Digging deeper into Batten professor’s Legislative Effectiveness Project

Batten professor Craig Volden’s Legislative Effectiveness Project rates members of Congress according to their success in turning their ideas into laws.

Summer 2016

Studio Space

Studio Space

A look at architecture students at work in a changing habitat

Take a look inside the A-School’s changing, bustling collaborative workspace, where students spend many hours eating, breathing and (sometimes) sleeping architecture.

Spring 2016

To Catch a Thief

To Catch a Thief

How a UVA detective brought a man accused of stealing maps across the country to justice

In the 1990s, Gilbert Bland Jr. stole rare maps from libraries across the country. This is the story of how a UVA investigator brought him to justice.

Spring 2016

Resident Life

Resident Life

Through thousands of cases, physicians in training learn to be ready for anything

For physicians in training at UVA’s School of Medicine, no two days are the same. Over many years and thousands of cases, they learn to be ready for anything.

Spring 2016

The Pause

The Pause

A UVA trauma care nurse honors the lives of his patients

A UVA trauma nurse discusses the origins and importance of “The Pause,” a ritual practice that honors both a patient’s life and medical workers’ efforts to save it.

Spring 2016

Building on a Foundation

Building on a Foundation

President Sullivan discusses how the Cornerstone Plan creates a solid foundation for UVA's future.

Winter 2015

Print Shop

Print Shop

Dots and Lines of 3-D Bioprinters Help UVA Scientists, Step by Tiny Step

UVA has two of the most precise bioprinters in the nation. What can they do? How do they do it?

Winter 2015

The Engines

The Engines

Meet just a few of the people who keep UVA running

The men and women profiled here act as role models to co-workers and students. They're dedicated — no matter what. And each has worked behind the scenes for decades to help make UVA a safer, stronger place.

Winter 2015

News from Around Grounds

News from Around Grounds

The Rotunda gets new clocks, a longtime CBS correspondent returns to Grounds, UVA launches a new entrepreneurship, and more recent news from around Grounds.

Winter 2015

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

UVA Medical Center examines efficacy and possibilities of an ancient practice

Doctors at the UVA Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Fall 2015

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Match Madness

Match Madness

After years of hard work, medical students find their future in an envelope.