The Kennedys at Virginia
In March 1958, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and his brothers Robert and Ted attended Law Day at UVA.
July 4th: The Fourth of July Paradox
The Fourth of July is a bittersweet anniversary at the University. It marks both great achievement and sorrow; it is the birthday of a nation, but the death day of Founding Fathers.
1825–1939: The Anatomical Theatre
Thomas Jefferson designed the Anatomical Theatre in 1825.
1957: Faulkner Among the “Snobs”
After Faulkner arrived on Grounds, his "observations on ‘Virginia snobs’ caused somewhat of a sensation," wrote Virginius Dabney in Mr. Jefferson’s University. "He liked the state, he said, ‘because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs.’"
Reflections of a Centenarian
Charles E. McMurdo (Engr '29) recalls his years at the University.
Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.