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.
Nick Taylor’s debut novel, The Disagreement, is set at the University’s Medical School during the tumult of the Civil War.
Howard Scherry’s life direction was determined early on, when as a student he encountered the words of the legendary aviator and author.
The people and culture of Tibet have been a part of the UVA community for decades, and a new center provides a fresh link to an area of growing international focus.
At an institution as large as UVA, it’s easy to forget that it consists of many individually moving parts. We profile a few of the 13,500 employees who keep the University humming every day.
We spoke with alumni in the military about their experiences. They range from infantrymen and aviators to doctors, engineers and chaplains.
Student leadership, always at the heart of UVA's band, is helping guide the group to a new level.
Through isotopic hair analysis, environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko can tell what his students ate for breakfast and what Oetzi the iceman enjoyed during an ancient repast.
After a rocky first year in an Atlanta school, Groves decided to put her Harvard master's degree to work in the community that first helped her.
Among the headstones can be found stories of grave robbers, misadventure and celebrated University mascots.
Rosalyn Berne (Col ’79, Grad ’99) looks at the rapid pace of change and asks researchers and students alike about the shape of the future.
This veteran reporter weighs in on how American culture has changed, his days at the University and suggestions that FOX News has a right-wing agenda.
At UVA's Sleep Disorders Center, researchers chart the widely misunderstood territory where we spend a third of our lives.
The 'community of trust' traces its origins to the first students, but the Honor System has taken some twists and turns over the years.
Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.
UVA's creative writing program ranks in the top tier nationally. We profile five graduates of this esteemed program who are celebrating their publishing debuts.
When Kenda Mutongi (Grad ’93, ’96), a history professor at Williams College, returned to her village in Kenya to organize the digging of a well, she met unexpected resistance.