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More of What Lies Beneath
See additional photography from our Winter 2014 feature on the University’s network of steam tunnels
The Facts of the Matter
More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.
The People’s Historian
As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O’Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.
Making the Case for College
Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that UVA can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.
What Lies Beneath
Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for UVA’s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.
Safety at UVA
A brief overview of some of the security measures and resources the University has in place and what’s being done to improve safety at UVA and in the surrounding community.
After 20 Years, a New General Counsel for UVA; UVA Provost to Lead Lehigh; Rankings Roundup; On the Money
Examining Slavery at the University
In October, UVA hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.
UVA prof. T’ai Roulston and his research team recently spotted a bumblebee that hadn’t been seen in the Eastern U.S. for five years.
Notes on the State of Virginia
A new app allows readers to explore two editions of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and a modern annotated and searchable text.
Computer cluster opens new research possibilities
Nearly 55 years later after UVA got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.
Easy Does It
How do you excavate underneath a 200-year-old building that’s the centerpiece of a World Heritage site? Very, very carefully. And with lasers.
Remembering Hannah Graham
Students all over the state of Virginia gathered to show their support for Graham and her family.
Paying Up for Pancakes
Students cooked up 10,000 pancakes at this year's annual Pancakes for Parkinson's breakfast.
The Commonwealth Clash; Quin Blanding's tackle record; Field Hockey beats a No. 1; "Why Football Matters"
Better, Stronger, Faster
UVA’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.
One Last Twirl
Victoria (Col ’13) and Brittany Maiden (Col ’13), the so-called Sabre Twins, prepare for the twirling world championships.
Kevin Spacey visits UVA; an alumna screens her new short film; fiction and screenwriter James Salter is UVA's current writer in residence
UVA English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.
Ben McKenzie (Col '01) stars as a young Commissioner Gordon in FOX's new television series Gotham.
Keeping UVA Safe
Making UVA safe will require partnership among faculty and staff, students, parents, police and community business leaders—as well as alumni.
Did You YAR?
More than 3,300 people attended Young Alumni Reunions on the Saturday evening of Homecomings Weekend in October.
Admiral of the Antarctic
Before embarking on a naval career that would send him to the North and South poles, Rear Adm. Richard E. Byrd spent a year studying at UVA.
Professor Richard Netemeyer talks about the how and why of financial education, and offers a few tips to help with everyday financial matters.
The Roar of the Lioness
Professor Farzaneh Milani shares her thoughts on the work of Iranian poet Simin Behbahani and the power of poetry.
Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time
UVA research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.
Starting Up Clubs and Putting On Plays
With more than 700 active contracted dependent organizations currently operating on Grounds, UVA students are staying busy outside of the classroom.