The beginning of the UVA construction boom
Take a look back at a 1951 issue of Alumni News that captures the start of a major period of expansion on Grounds.
Through Roseberry’s lens
Remembering the legacy of photographer Ed Roseberry, who spent decades documenting life at UVA and in Charlottesville
The Father of UVA Athletics You’ve Never Heard Of
Despite his influence on the UVA athletic department in the late 1800s, Richard Dabney Anderson is rarely mentioned in the annals of Virginia athletics.
Remembering the infamous 2008 ban on signs at UVA sporting events
And the student protest that led to its repeal
For two decades, the hot, sticky, beer-soaked roadhouse where Dave Matthews Band began its rise to stardom drew big-name acts and packed houses.
D. Alan Williams: June 14, 1928–August 3, 2021
UVA’s ‘Swiss Army Knife’ served in a variety of influential roles in four-decade career.
When Student Activist Sabato Dug in for Clemons
The grassroots campaign that convinced the General Assembly to fund a badly-needed new library.
Starvation for wages
The decadeslong battle for a living wage reached a crescendo in 2012, when 26 students went on a hunger strike.
A legacy on the court
Forty years ago, UVA’s basketball team rose to No. 1 for the first time, paving the way for the top-ranking teams of recent years.
Game, set, Mary Slaughter
How one woman became the ACC’s first female varsity athlete—on the men’s tennis team.
Beloved professor Henry Abraham dies at 98
The Supreme Court scholar lived a full life with a “perpetual twinkle in his eye.”
Testing Grounds for indie greatness
The story behind the mediocre band that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success.
UVA preserves Alderman stacks graffiti before teardown
Decades of musings and drawings adorn Alderman carrels. How UVA is making sure some of it survives.
How the McIntire Amphitheatre became a parking lot—and found its way back again
The unique space on Grounds wasn’t always so beloved.
Georgia O’Keeffe’s UVA Years
Before her fame, O'Keeffe spent several summers at UVA, with notable results.
Gratitude for a Grand Old Tree
Take a look back at the McGuffey ash, which loomed large over Pavilion IX for over a century.
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.
A Classroom as Big as the Lawn
Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.
Politics, by Any Other Name
Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.
Thomas Jefferson’s Prayer for the Future
The Magazine kicks off its series of retrospective pieces commemorating the UVA Bicentennial with a look back at Jefferson's dreams for his University’s future.
A Flight Forgotten
The Aviator was crafted to recognize UVA alum and French Air Service pilot James McConnell, whose plane went down in France in 1917. But it’s not your typical WWI memorial.
In a series of experiments in a lab on Grounds in 1977, pharmacology professor Alfred G. Gilman made a breakthrough that won him a Nobel Prize.