Rotunda Renovation: Challenges

Rotunda Renovation: Challenges

In addition to the difficult task of rebuilding the foundation of the building, the Rotunda was brought up to date on WiFi and other tech.

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Rotunda Renovation: Roof

Rotunda Renovation: Roof

Phase I construction, Phase II painting

The Rotunda has always suffered from a leaky roof. From tin-coated shingles to painted copper, learn how the problem was finally solved.

Fall 2016

Rotunda Renovation: Clocks & Cornice

Rotunda Renovation: Clocks & Cornice

The updated Rotunda clock provides automatic seasonal changes and the ability to restore time after a power failure, among other features.

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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

Every President Has a First Year

Every President Has a First Year

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next occupant of the oval office. Will he use them? Will she?

The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next commander-in-chief. Will he use them? Will she?

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Relief Pitcher

Relief Pitcher

How sleep ace Chris Winter helps MLB players go the distance after crossing time zones

A doctor is convincing MLB players about the advantage of sleep.

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Teaching TV

Teaching TV

What Breaking Bad tells us about modern America

Media Studies Professor William Little teaches political theory, history, sociology and psychology, all through the lens of AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”

Fall 2016

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

The Many Roles of Teddy Sears

Alumnus actor goes where his characters take him

School of Commerce alum Teddy Sears turned from his family’s athletic dynasty to pursue a business career, but somehow found himself acting instead. Here’s why.

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New and Noteworthy

New and Noteworthy

Six new books from UVA alumni and faculty

A sampling of recently published books by UVA alumni and faculty, available for purchase at the UVA bookstore.

Fall 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.

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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.

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Questions Before Answers

Questions Before Answers

For inspiration, a novelist starts with what she doesn’t know

When asked how she comes up with story ideas, author Kim Brooks to points to a lesson learned from one of her UVA professors about asking questions.

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Drawing the Elite

Drawing the Elite

Ridley program helps diversify student body

The Alumni Association’s Ridley Scholarship Fund helps the University compete with other top schools to attract elite African-American students.

Fall 2016

Starsia Stats

Starsia Stats

Hall of Fame men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia’s impressive stats from a 24-year career run at UVA include 274 victories, the most in ACC history.

Fall 2016

Tops in Tennis

Tops in Tennis

Men’s tennis wins their second consecutive NCAA championship this year and the women’s team’s Danielle Collins wins her second national title.

Fall 2016

Eat to Compete

Eat to Compete

The diets of student-athletes

Director of Sports Nutrition Randy Bird helps students plan healthy diets to achieve their full potential. Here’s a look at what athletes actually eat.

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A League of Their Own

A League of Their Own

UVA’s club sports teams play to win

UVA's 64 club sports teams compete against other colleges, and often bring home championship trophies. Here's a look at four top-performing club teams.

Fall 2016

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

Behavioral epigenetics research shows how trauma can permanently change the way your genes function

Behavioral epigenetics is the study of how emotional trauma can affect the genes passed down to the next generation, and the study of prairie voles can shed some light on this phenomenon in humans.

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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.

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What Does It Mean to be a Global University?

What Does It Mean to be a Global University?

In May, President Teresa Sullivan, along with several UVA deans, took a 12-day trip throughout Asia to meet with university leaders, alumni, students and government officials.

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

News Briefs

News Briefs

University Advancement and the Women’s Center gain new leadership; new leaders appointed to the Board of Visitors; two distinguished Writers-in-Residence come to Grounds.

Fall 2016

Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review

The single sanction’s razor-thin survival of a student vote has prompted the Honor Committee to appoint a study commission, the first such comprehensive review of the University of Virginia Honor System since 2000.

Fall 2016

Andy Warhol at the Fralin

Andy Warhol at the Fralin

Visitors to UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art can view Warhol’s “Saint Apollonia,” celebrity portraits such as the famous Marilyn Monroe, pieces from his “Cowboys and Indians” series and more in the museum’s current exhibit, “Andy Warhol: Icons.”

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Highlights

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.