Set in Stone
Among the headstones can be found stories of grave robbers, misadventure and celebrated University mascots.
The Fast Track to…Where?
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.
Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy
At UVA's Sleep Disorders Center, researchers chart the widely misunderstood territory where we spend a third of our lives.
The Evolution of Honor
The 'community of trust' traces its origins to the first students, but the Honor System has taken some twists and turns over the years.
Blue, Orange and Green
Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.
The First Book
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.
The Bore Hole: An Essay
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.
The Wired Mind
James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.
Explaining the World
Lou Bloomfield, who teaches the popular introductory physics course "How Things Work," explains the science behind objects that students see every day.
According to Custom
As revered as the University's traditions are, some change with the times and others fade away entirely. Here's a look at just a few.
Murder, She Writes
Linda Fairstein (Law ’72) earned the nickname "Hell on Heels" during her 25 years as chief prosecutor for Manhattan's Sex Crimes Unit. Having helped reform a judicial system myopic about violence towards women, she's turned her talents to crime fiction.
Anatomy of a Mystery
Following a DNA study in 1998, many scholars believe that Thomas Jefferson likely fathered children by slave Sally Hemings. For others, the genetic findings deepen the mystery.
A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.
For the past 30 years, UVA psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has tried to reach a scientific understanding of the phenomenon known as the near-death experience.
After two tours of combat and a suicide bomber's attack that left him badly injured, Dan Glanz is walking the Lawn this spring.
The Accidental Altruist
He meant to take a year's vacation from his stressful job, but instead he found a new mission in the streets of Katmandu.
Down on the Corner
Always an integral part of life at the University, the Corner has been shaped by a colorful collection of characters and establishments.
Putting Enemies on the Couch
A professor emeritus of psychiatry at UVA, Vamik Volkan occupies a rare niche in his profession, examining global politics and ethnic conflict through the prism of psychoanalysis.
Running on Respect
In an era in which mudslinging has become a science, UVA offers a voice in the wilderness, calling for civility.
Know Your Lines
Go behind the scenes of the drama department's production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man, where students learn about collaboration and taking risks.
Reflections of a Survivor
We Are Marshall, based on a 1960 plane crash that claimed the lives of Marshall University's football team, brings many emotions to the surface again for Mary Jane Tolley (Educ '66), whose husband, Rick Tolley (Educ '64), was the team's head football coach.