Phil Plait (Grad ’90, ’94) has a simple lesson plan. Known Webwide as “The Bad Astronomer,” he wants to stop bad science, especially the spread of misinformation about all things celestial.
Madison House grew from the efforts of UVA volunteers to help storm victims.
Against the backdrop of the deepest recession since the 1930s, the University announced on Sept. 14 that it had reached the $2 billion mark in its $3 billion fundraising campaign.
This year’s U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of America’s best colleges yielded a familiar outcome for the University.
More than 77,000 alumni have contributed to the campaign. Here are the five largest gifts to UVA.
Lack of respect and courtesy constitute a serious national problem, according to a study conducted in 2002, and most people interviewed saw the problem as getting worse.
For 20 years, our state has put essentially every other priority ahead of education. It has done this for so long that most people simply take it for granted now that the state can dodge this most basic of its obligations.
The University of Virginia Art Museum reopened after a $2 million summer renovation.
More than two dozen alumni recently returned to Grounds to commemorate their role in desegregating the University of Virginia during the 1950s and ’60s.
The University of Virginia channel is now up and running on iTunes U—the higher education portion of Apple’s iTunes store.
The Learning Barge has gone from concept to classroom.
Short story writer Deborah Eisenberg was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant in September.
Renovated venues have helped bring an impressive assortment of musical headliners to Grounds.
Conservators used a laser to clean 180 years of grime from the column capitals of Pavilion II.
Whitney Neuhauser stood over her second shot in a playoff for the state championship and committed the golfer’s ultimate sin. She doubted.
Everything about UVA guard Monica Wright’s game seems effortless and natural.
Coach Tony Bennett discusses philosophy and goals.
Professor R. Jahan Ramazani (Col ’81), chair of the English department, edited the Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, co-edited the 20th-century volume of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and published a book of poetry.
Crawford argues that physical labor that offers tangible results—a motorcycle that starts, a plumbing system that doesn’t leak—provides satisfaction, both intellectual and psychic, that office work often lacks.
Two alumnae, an urban planner and an artchitect, formed Chromat Garments. They make fashion that borrows heavily from architecture.
Michael Rasbury is a sound designer, a composer and a professor of drama at UVA, and he co-wrote a play inspired by his son, a musical about a boy with autism named Max.
In March 1958, then-Senator John F. Kennedy, his wife, Jackie, and his brothers Robert and Ted attended Law Day at UVA.
During the month of August, it cost $21,769.85 just to cool Newcomb Hall. The University is making eye-opening numbers like these available on its online “Building Dashboard,” which displays energy use in Newcomb Hall.
Over the last year, Edward B. MacMahon Jr. (Col ’82) has been working as a defense attorney in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Jennifer Tsai was so moved by the beauty and symbolism of the Rotunda, she knew it would be hard to leave when she graduated
A collaborative effort is strengthening Chinese connections among UVA alumni, students and officials.
Astronomers recently found the largest planetary ring in the solar system swirling around Saturn.
Like a chain, the body is only as strong as its weakest link.
Our ancestors may have begun warming the planet 8,000 years ago.
The bounty of dishes available at the University’s dining halls could easily be mistaken for a gourmet restaurant.