About this issue
In Pursuit of Happiness
How would you reply if a psychologist asked how satisfied you were with your life? A trio of UVA professors delve into what makes us happy.
Into the Wild
A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.
Shedding Light on a Shadowy Figure
Who was Edgar Allan Poe? An upcoming exhibition explores the author’s life and dispels many of the lurid myths about the American man of letters educated at UVA.
This Old Academical Village
A comprehensive effort to preserve the University’s historical places is under way.
In the John Paul Jones Arena, a crowd of approximately 3,000 people watched the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th president of the United States.
Poet Laureate of the Twilight
Charles Wright has been extolled as one of the best poets of his generation, a quintessential Southerner and a philosopher-poet.
A Million Stories to Tell
I moved to Egypt in August to study Arabic at the American University in Cairo. I came by way of UVA, but more by way of Iraq, a place I’ve never left far behind. I was a soldier there from 2004 to 2005, and I feel compelled to re-engage the Middle East on civilian terms.
Here and Now
Susan Stone believes that the quality of your life depends on where you focus your attention.
A Smarter Dummy
Engineers at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics are working on a new “virtual” crash-test dummy, existing entirely on computer and better simulating the intricacies of the body than a traditional dummy ever could.