How do sites like Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello—even UVA—strike a balance between entertaining tourists and educating them? Anthropology professor Richard Handler and other scholars weigh in.
Students let us know how they feel about the economy -- with video.
A first-person perspective on how Circuit City’s collapse altered the career path of one alumnus.
Assess your personal finances with a quiz from McIntire professor Karin Bonding.
As economic events unfolded, some professors threw away their syllabi and kept pace with breaking news.
A timeline tracks how the University has weathered economic ups and downs throughout the years.
Alumni and faculty experts share their perspectives on how we got into this situation—and how to get out of it.
Explore the economic turmoil from a variety of viewpoints, including those of faculty, students and alumni.
Which well-known Mark Twain quote can be traced to Thomas Jefferson? What Tina Fey joke is often mistakenly attributed to a candidate for vice president?
Dolley Madison was famous for being the ultimate hostess, and now a project headed by Holly Shulman uses the tools of the digital age to open new windows onto the life and times of the former first lady.
Emerging talents in the entertainment industry reveal the grit and creativity behind the glamour.
How would you reply if a psychologist asked how satisfied you were with your life? A trio of UVA professors delve into what makes us happy.
A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.
Who was Edgar Allan Poe? An upcoming exhibition explores the author’s life and dispels many of the lurid myths about the American man of letters educated at UVA.
A comprehensive effort to preserve the University’s historical places is under way.
Fans don’t see the long hours of practice that go into being a Major League Baseball star, but attitude and discipline proved crucial for Zimmerman (Col ’06) in facing adversity with the Washington Nationals this season.
What the 2004 tsunami can tell us about animal communications
The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake resulted in a human death toll of a quarter million people, but few animals perished. Drawing on his pioneering research about elephant behavior, Michael Garstang, an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at UVA, is on the hunt to find out why.
All UVA students are heavy drinkers, right? Wrong. The National Social Norms Institute at UVA addresses common misperceptions.
The contest sought photographs that captured the spirit of the University. Pictures from alumni, faculty and students rolled in, and the judges have picked the best of the bunch.
What makes UVA such a special setting? The bricks and columns are nice, to be sure. But the trees around Grounds also deserve their due for the life, color and character they bring to the University.
Did you know Virginia was once believec to be only a 10-day march from the Sea of China? An exhibit at the Special Collections Library shows how views of North America evolved as navigation, printing and cartography advanced.