Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant

Did You Know?

Did You Know?

A collection of University esoterica

Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a UVA alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

Winter 2009

Saving Green

Saving Green

Rethinking energy use

During the month of August, it cost $21,769.85 just to cool Newcomb Hall. The University is making eye-opening numbers like these available on its online “Building Dashboard,” which displays energy use in Newcomb Hall.

Winter 2009

Sharing a Vision

Sharing a Vision

Art contest winner moved by Rotunda

Jennifer Tsai was so moved by the beauty and symbolism of the Rotunda, she knew it would be hard to leave when she graduated

Winter 2009

Small Town, Big Acts

Small Town, Big Acts

University hosts top musicians

Renovated venues have helped bring an impressive assortment of musical headliners to Grounds.

Winter 2009

Space-Age Eraser

Space-Age Eraser

Laser used to clean capitals

Conservators used a laser to clean 180 years of grime from the column capitals of Pavilion II.

Winter 2009

Fresh Art

Fresh Art

Renovated museum opens its doors

The University of Virginia Art Museum reopened after a $2 million summer renovation.

Winter 2009

Danger: Falling Dorms

Danger: Falling Dorms

Dobie, Balz and Watson houses were torn down this summer to make way for two new six-story dorms that will house more students, and be greener and more efficient.

Fall 2009

July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox

The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.

The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.

Summer 2009

This Old Academical Village

This Old Academical Village

Preserving a national treasure

A comprehensive effort to preserve the University’s historical places is under way.

Spring 2009

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