Winter 2012

Winter 2012
Blood Bond

Blood Bond

How an unlikely pair came to share the same commitment

Dr. Mary Laughlin and football coach Mike London try to improve the survival rate for those afflicted with cancer and blood disorders.

Time After Time

Time After Time

The evolution of the ever-changing Rotunda

A major Rotunda renovation is underway. Like the changing architecture of the Rotunda itself, the debris from previous renovations tells a story.

Meet the Machines

Meet the Machines

Rare and astonishing equipment fuels science and medicine at UVA

Take a look at four cool machines that help UVA doctors, students and researchers expand the limits of their fields.

The Way of the Future

The Way of the Future

Online education has been a part of UVA for years, but Coursera opens the University to the world

Coursera opens the University to the world. More than 60,000 students have signed up for UVA's five online courses.

University Digest

Comforting the Sick

Comforting the Sick

Rev. Mildred M. Best has recently been appointed to director of the chaplaincy department at UVA Medical Center. The promotion means really one thing to her: Hard work pays off.

Getting Answers About Getting In

Getting Answers About Getting In

The UVA Office of Admission is in the midst of several changes. Dean Greg Roberts hopes these changes will bring more high-achieving students to the University and add more diversity to the student body.

Art Up Close

Art Up Close

The UVA Art Museum gets a new name, a new curator and some new art.

Sports

Father Figure

Father Figure

UVA basketball's all-time scoring leader Bryant Stith builds a powerhouse program in his hometown.

Arts

Required Reading

Required Reading

Meg Jay, a clinical psychologist who specializes in adult development, discusses her new book about 20-somethings.

The Modern Muse

The Modern Muse

Two new poetry collections by UVA grads embrace an old tradition: The muse.

Experimental Beds

Experimental Beds

Australian artist Judy Watson examines Thomas Jefferson's relationships through a series of etchings.

More Departments

Bottled Trouble

Bottled Trouble

BPA, a chemical found in everything from soda bottles to store receipts, could affect genes that play a role in social behavior across generations.

Wet Paint

Wet Paint

Students have painted public spaces around Grounds for more than a century. From Beta Bridge to stairwells, UVA's graffiti tradition is very much alive.

The Celestial Dome

The Celestial Dome

Thomas Jefferson envisioned the Rotunda dome room not as a library but as a planetarium for teaching astronomy.