Summer 2013

The Secret Life of Plants and Trees

The Secret Life of Plants and Trees

Blandy Farm director describes nature’s silent strategies for survival

Learn about the defense mechanisms of some of nature's most cunning survivors.

Beyond the Names

Beyond the Names

What are the stories behind the dorm names on Grounds?

The stories of the men and women behind the dorm names on Grounds.

Lean on Me

Lean on Me

UVA's Young Women Leaders Program goes global

The Young Women Leaders Program, which pairs middle school girls with college women mentors, goes global.

What's the Big Idea?

What’s the Big Idea?

UVA research that could change the world

From superfast rocket engines to a book on common sense, here's a look at some UVA research that could change the world.

Medicine for the Soul

Medicine for the Soul

Chaplains provide another dimension of care at the UVA Hospital

Photo Essay: Chaplains provide another dimension of care at the UVA Hospital.

University Digest

Honorable Intentions

Honorable Intentions

In a late-February vote, students voted to add an informed retraction option to the University's Honor System. Students voted on two proposals.

A Roof With a View

A Roof With a View

University photographer Dan Addison captured pictures of the new Rotunda roof and oculus during renovations.

News Briefs

News Briefs

A roundup of some of the University's top news briefs.

Sports

Top Athletes

Top Athletes

Soccer player Caroline Miller and tennis player Jarmere Jenkins received annual top athlete awards for 2013.

Aquaman

Aquaman

Swimming and diving coach Mark Bernardino is the longest-tenured coach at UVA. What's the secret to his success? He'll say it's everyone else.

Sixth Sense

Sixth Sense

After losing his sight, alumnus Ty Thompson discovers the joys of golf.

Arts

Vanishing Cultures

Vanishing Cultures

Alumnus Taylor Weidman works to safeguard indigenous communities through photography.

Required Reading

Required Reading

Professor Rosalyn Berne discusses her new science fiction novel, "Waiting in the Silence."

More Departments

Milestones for Ridley

Milestones for Ridley

Past and present Ridley Scholars gathered together to celebrate Ridley's 25th anniversary.

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Researchers at UVA test out a handheld ultrasound device, a scalpel-free brain surgery method and a cancer-fighting protein.

Born Digital

Born Digital

What if an author donates a collection of work on a floppy disk? Or a hard drive that only runs Frogger and WordPerfect?