Topic: Grounds & the Physical Plant

Rotunda Renovation: Capitals

Rotunda Renovation: Capitals

One of the more visible features of the restoration are the replacement capitals, commissioned from Italy using Jefferson's original specifications.

Fall 2016

A Flight Forgotten

A Flight Forgotten

A brief history of a familiar statue

The Aviator was crafted to recognize UVA alum and French Air Service pilot James McConnell, whose plane went down in France in 1917. But it’s not your typical WWI memorial.

Fall 2016

From Time to Time

From Time to Time

See the evolution of spots around Grounds

Take a look at how some of the most familiar spots have changed—or remained the same—over time.

July 14, 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

New Role for a Familiar Corner Spot

New Role for a Familiar Corner Spot

The Corner’s Lloyd Building, most recently the home of the Student Book Store, will undergo renovations to become a multipurpose student space.

Summer 2016

Rotunda’s Rebirth

Rotunda’s Rebirth

President Sullivan discusses changes to the Rotunda, as well as the building’s evolving function in University life.

Summer 2016

Follow That Guide

Follow That Guide

University Guide Service tells UVA tradition and history

The University Guide Service is student self-governance in action. UGuides give tours integrating encyclopedic knowledge of the University with their own experiences, and they don’t shy away from tough questions.

Spring 2016

Time May Change Me

Time May Change Me

Preservationists and construction crews are working to repair even the smallest details of the Rotunda.

Spring 2016

Around the Clocks

Around the Clocks

See the way we mark time on Grounds

From historical markers to scoreboards and stock tickers, here’s a look at some of the ways we mark time on Grounds.

February 16, 2016

Smooth Operation

Smooth Operation

UTS by the Numbers

A by-the-numbers look at what it takes to keep the fleet running.

November 16, 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

Growing Grounds

Growing Grounds

As the University has grown, so has its buildings. Here's a look at how some of the buildings on Grounds — old and new — measure up to each other.

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

Hoos on the Bus

Hoos on the Bus

Every rider has a story

Each year, UTS provides more than 3 million rides to the University community. We hopped on a bus and asked seven passengers to share their stories.

November 12, 2015

Peculiar Properties

Peculiar Properties

UVA owns several mysterious buildings with rich histories

Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.

Fall 2015

First Things First

First Things First

From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in UVA history.

Fall 2015

Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

On June 10, the University dedicated its newest residence hall named for William and Isabella Gibbons, a married couple enslaved by two University of Virginia professors until their emancipation in 1865.

Fall 2015

Up on the Roof

Up on the Roof

The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

Fall 2015

More than a Museum

More than a Museum

Fralin Museum’s collaborations aim for the heart and the mind

Through its various university and community programs, the Fralin Museum of Art curates a spirit of collaboration.

Summer 2015

Grounds as Playground

Grounds as Playground

Members of UVA's student Parkour group use everyday structures to train.

What look like ordinary walkways, walls and rails to most passersby around Grounds are actually playgrounds to Parkour enthusiasts.

Summer 2015

Follow That Book!

Follow That Book!

Tracking the journey of a book across Grounds

How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

May 14, 2015

Space Mountain

Space Mountain

A Tour of McCormick Observatory

UVA astronomy professor Ed Murphy gives a tour of McCormick Observatory, its history and its current purpose.

April 15, 2015

Keeping UVA Safe

Keeping UVA Safe

Making UVA safe will require partnership among faculty and staff, students, parents, police and community business leaders—as well as alumni.

Winter 2014

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

A How-To Guide

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Spring 2015

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Highlights

Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

What 99 years of never-before compiled data reveal about the UVA Honor System.

Beyond Blackface

Beyond Blackface

Recent political scandals prompted Corks & Curls to look for a new name. They also had us looking through our own back issues.