Topic: Mr. Jefferson
BOV Blesses Racial Equity Plan
UVA’s board votes for more diversity, less Confederacy and new context for a Jefferson statue.
September 30, 2020
The Jefferson Progression
Historians write about a very different Thomas Jefferson now. Four new books show how different.
Hero or Villain, Both and Neither
A Pulitzer historian assesses what we are to make of UVA’s founder, 200 years hence.
Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.
The Gardens, According to Plan
Learn how the gardens of Grounds have changed—and stayed the same—from Jefferson’s original plans.
Tom the Builder
Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.
The Founder’s Secular Vision
Jefferson’s University of Virginia was to be a modern, secular, science-centered university taught by scholars of distinction, with the students expected largely to govern themselves.
Politics, by Any Other Name
Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.
At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.
The Jefferson Curating Society
In the end, the need to preserve the artifacts of UVA’s oldest student group was beyond debate.
Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.
UVA’s Leadership DNA
In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.
A centenarian in Somers, Connecticut, has built a replica of Monticello next to his own estate.
February 19, 2015
Bestsellers at the UVA Bookstore
See which titles are flying off the shelves at the UVA Bookstore
Notes on the State of Virginia
A new app allows readers to explore two editions of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and a modern annotated and searchable text.
Easy Does It
How do you excavate underneath a 200-year-old building that’s the centerpiece of a World Heritage site? Very, very carefully. And with lasers.
God Is in the Details
A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.
New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History
The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.
Back to the Future
Only some of Manning's ideas came to be, but he defined a way of thinking about growth at the University and raised important questions about building values.
A Different Kind of Red Brick
An engineering student creates a Lego masterpiece using Jefferson's original plans.
You might think that UVA was founded in 1819, but that's not the whole story.
April 15, 2014
A close look at the preparations for phase two of the Rotunda renovation project.