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Four years and $58 million later, the historic architectural icon is now state-of-the-art. Take a sneak peek.
Every President Has a First Year
The Miller Center has some history lessons for the next commander-in-chief. Will he use them? Will she?
What Does It Mean to be a Global University?
In May, President Teresa Sullivan, along with several UVA deans, took a 12-day trip throughout Asia to meet with university leaders, alumni, students and government officials.
UVA Establishes Brain Institute
The University is taking another step toward a better understanding of the brain through its newest initiative: the UVA Brain Institute. Here’s what they hope to accomplish through cross-Grounds collaboration in the field of neuroscience.
University Advancement and the Women’s Center gain new leadership; new leaders appointed to the Board of Visitors; two distinguished Writers-in-Residence come to Grounds.
Honor Undergoes a Full-Scale Review
The single sanction’s razor-thin survival of a student vote has prompted the Honor Committee to appoint a study commission, the first such comprehensive review of the University of Virginia Honor System since 2000.
Andy Warhol at the Fralin
Visitors to UVA’s Fralin Museum of Art can view Warhol’s “Saint Apollonia,” celebrity portraits such as the famous Marilyn Monroe, pieces from his “Cowboys and Indians” series and more in the museum’s current exhibit, “Andy Warhol: Icons.”
Hall of Fame men’s lacrosse coach Dom Starsia’s impressive stats from a 24-year career run at UVA include 274 victories, the most in ACC history.
Tops in Tennis
Men’s tennis wins their second consecutive NCAA championship this year and the women’s team’s Danielle Collins wins her second national title.
A League of Their Own
UVA's 64 club sports teams compete against other colleges, and often bring home championship trophies. Here's a look at four top-performing club teams.
Eat to Compete
Director of Sports Nutrition Randy Bird helps students plan healthy diets to achieve their full potential. Here’s a look at what athletes actually eat.
The Many Roles of Teddy Sears
School of Commerce alum Teddy Sears turned from his family’s athletic dynasty to pursue a business career, but somehow found himself acting instead. Here’s why.
New and Noteworthy
A sampling of recently published books by UVA alumni and faculty, available for purchase at the UVA bookstore.
Fixer of Books
Eliza Gilligan’s job is to keep the University’s vast treasure trove of scholarly materials “usable, movable, durable [and] functional” for future students and researchers.
Rotunda Renovation: Discoveries
See some of the hidden remnants uncovered during the Rotunda restoration, including a chemical hearth and cistern.
Rotunda Renovation: Challenges
In addition to the difficult task of rebuilding the foundation of the building, the Rotunda was brought up to date on WiFi and other tech.
Rotunda Renovation: Roof
The Rotunda has always suffered from a leaky roof. From tin-coated shingles to painted copper, learn how the problem was finally solved.
Rotunda Renovation: Oculus & Dome Ceiling
See how workers were able to hoist more than two tons of glass to the top of the Rotunda's dome to replace the historic oculus.
Rotunda Renovation: Clocks & Cornice
The updated Rotunda clock provides automatic seasonal changes and the ability to restore time after a power failure, among other features.
Rotunda Renovation: Capitals
One of the more visible features of the restoration are the replacement capitals, commissioned from Italy using Jefferson's original specifications.
Media Studies Professor William Little teaches political theory, history, sociology and psychology, all through the lens of AMC drama “Breaking Bad.”
The Defense Rests
James Hingeley, UVA Law School alum, retired this August after 25 years in public service. Here’s why he turned aside from his many opportunities at major NYC law firms.
Questions Before Answers
When asked how she comes up with story ideas, author Kim Brooks to points to a lesson learned from one of her UVA professors about asking questions.
Drawing the Elite
The Alumni Association’s Ridley Scholarship Fund helps the University compete with other top schools to attract elite African-American students.
What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?
Behavioral epigenetics is the study of how emotional trauma can affect the genes passed down to the next generation, and the study of prairie voles can shed some light on this phenomenon in humans.
Change of Course
Next year’s entering class will be piloting the new curriculum design, the first major change at UVA in over 40 years. Here’s the breakdown of what to expect.
Letters to the Editor
Many readers sent in feedback to the summer cover story “Modern Honor.” A selection of letter excerpts appear, along with a letter from the Editor on the Honor System piece.
Putting Heads Together
The newly-formed UVA Brain Institute aims to develop more effective treatments for brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy and traumatic brain injury.
A Flight Forgotten
The Aviator was crafted to recognize UVA alum and French Air Service pilot James McConnell, whose plane went down in France in 1917. But it’s not your typical WWI memorial.