About this issue
The University and the Economy: Students Speak
Students let us know how they feel about the economy -- with video.
Trying to Make Lemonade: After the Corporate Collapse
A first-person perspective on how Circuit City’s collapse altered the career path of one alumnus.
Karin Bonding’s Financial Health Quiz
Assess your personal finances with a quiz from McIntire professor Karin Bonding.
The University and the Economy: Reality Checks
As economic events unfolded, some professors threw away their syllabi and kept pace with breaking news.
The University and the Economy: Time and Money
A timeline tracks how the University has weathered economic ups and downs throughout the years.
Special Report: The University and the Economy
Explore the economic turmoil from a variety of viewpoints, including those of faculty, students and alumni.
You Don’t Say!
Which well-known Mark Twain quote can be traced to Thomas Jefferson? What Tina Fey joke is often mistakenly attributed to a candidate for vice president?
Dolley Madison Goes Digital
Dolley Madison was famous for being the ultimate hostess, and now a project headed by Holly Shulman uses the tools of the digital age to open new windows onto the life and times of the former first lady.
Emerging talents in the entertainment industry reveal the grit and creativity behind the glamour.
The University and the Economy: On the Front Lines
Alumni and faculty experts share their perspectives on how we got into this situation—and how to get out of it.
Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.
Monticello Sights and Sounds
With the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center now fully open for business, a visit to Monticello has become an even richer experience.
Tony Bennett leaves Washington State University to become the new basketball coach at UVA.
Portraiture in Spray Paint
James Dean Erickson (Col ’08) only paints people he knows. He paints them so large that their faces take up whole walls, their irises half a foot wide.
The Need for Speed
John Sinders owns Khaleji Motorsport, which competes in the branch of auto racing that features cars like Porsche and Ferrari, and gets behind the wheel himself.
In a League of His Own
For his efforts over the years, Wilson has been elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, along with former Bills defensive end Bruce Smith. Wilson’s contributions ranged from lending the Oakland Raiders $400,000 in 1962 to being a key voice in negotiations to avoid a players’ strike in 1977.
Putting the Bat on the Ball
Outfielder John Barr (Col ’11) watches a ball during UVA’s game with Towson.
New Uniform, Familiar Role
Angela Hucles made history at the University of Virginia, and she’s still making history as a professional.
Required Reading: Deborah Johnson
Deborah Johnson teaches applied ethics in the Department of Science, Technology and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. She co-edited Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future.
The Shape of Art to Come
Bruce Boucher on Thomas Jefferson and the future of the University's art museum.
Inside the Word
Audio excerpts from the Virginia Festival of the Book, including novelists John Grisham, Mary Doria Russell and poet Debra Nystrom.
Giving Us The Good Stuff
Singer-songwriter Schuyler Fisk's (Col '06) debut album climbed to No. 1 on the iTunes folk charts.
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.
Public speaking doesn't have to be scary. Judith Reagan's class helps you overcome your fears.
Scenes from an Inauguration
On the morning of the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States, I woke up next to Abraham Lincoln...
Black Alumni Weekend
More than 1,200 members of the University community—alumni, faculty, students and friends—gathered in April for Black Alumni Weekend, making it the largest turnout in the event’s history.
Landlocked? No Problem, Dude
There is little chance that six-foot swells would ever break in the Dell pond, but members of the Surf Club would be the first to catch them if they do.