UVA’s ‘Swiss Army Knife’ served in a variety of influential roles in four-decade career.
The grassroots campaign that convinced the General Assembly to fund a badly-needed new library.
The decadeslong battle for a living wage reached a crescendo in 2012, when 26 students went on a hunger strike.
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.
How one woman became the ACC’s first female varsity athlete—on the men’s tennis team.
The Supreme Court scholar lived a full life with a “perpetual twinkle in his eye.”
The story behind the mediocre band that prepped the stars of Pavement and Silver Jews for success.
Decades of musings and drawings adorn Alderman carrels. How UVA is making sure some of it survives.
The unique space on Grounds wasn’t always so beloved.
Before her fame, O'Keeffe spent several summers at UVA, with notable results.
Take a look back at the McGuffey ash, which loomed large over Pavilion IX for over a century.
Learn how the gardens of Grounds have changed—and stayed the same—from Jefferson’s original plans.
Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.
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.
Through architecture, Jefferson hoped students would gain a sense of design, order and beauty.
Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.
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.
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.
Faculty and alumni remember some true relics of University history: computer labs.
Caroyl Beddow Gooch's careful calculations of astronomical measurements helped McCormick Observatory become one of the world's top observatories in the mid-20th century.
Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.
Bernard Mayes had a long list of achievements before he even came to UVA But on Grounds, he is perhaps best remembered as a Cambridge gentleman in a tweed jacket who broke down barriers for gay students and colleagues alike.
A look at how UVA’s mascot has changed over time
Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at UVA.