Department: features

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

A look at some of the staffers who make the University feel like a home

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

Spring 2018

Antiwar Stories

Antiwar Stories

May Days, 1970: The week that would change UVA forever

May Days 1970: The week that would change UVA forever, through the eyes of those who were there.

Spring 2018

Color Bind

Color Bind

As preservationists uncover the Lawn colonnades’ original hue, a question arises over what’s right—the bright white of our own time or the oatmeal tan of Jefferson’s.

Excavation uncovers a dilemma: Should the colonnade be the bright white of our time or the unpainted tan of Jefferson’s?

Spring 2018

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

High alert and low voices: how the UVA E.R. braced for Aug. 12

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.

Winter 2017

When Speech Meets Hate

When Speech Meets Hate

A UVA legal expert offers a First Amendment analysis of the summer’s violent rallies. Along the way, he expresses some views of his own.

The First Amendment was a major player in the events of August 11/12. A UVA legal expert shows how, and also asks some whys.

Winter 2017

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

When Dr. Jennifer McQuade offered to help a Hurricane Harvey shelter, she had no idea the lives she’d change, including her own.

A doctor thought she’d donate blankets and socks during Hurricane Harvey and ended up contributing so much more.

Winter 2017

Getting a Read on Ryan

Getting a Read on Ryan

You can find a lot of answers about UVA’s next president from his book on life’s essential questions.

UVA's incoming president checked all the boxes the search committee was looking for. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to the student experience.

Winter 2017

Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

UVA R&D projects reach across disciplines, schools and the world

From workplace productivity to global health, from cybersecurity to yogurt serenity, UVA researchers reached across disciplines, schools and the world.

Fall 2017

Griddle Me This

Griddle Me This

Our scoop on the double-doughnut tradition that lives on—the Grillswith.

For decades, it cheered our hearts, warmed our blood and hardened our arteries. The origin story and afterlife of the Grillswith. And also the recipe.

Fall 2017

The First President

The First President

In many ways, Edwin Alderman ushered in the modern era, but some of his progressive notions were anything but.

UVA’s first president introduced the modern era, but some of Edwin Alderman’s progressive notions were anything but.

Fall 2017

Visitor in Chief

Visitor in Chief

New rector Rusty Conner discusses core values, the search for the next president, and the future

The Board of Visitors’ new rector talks about where we’re going, how he likes to manage and what he’s looking for in the next president.

Fall 2017

North of Eden

North of Eden

How North Grounds pays homage to Jefferson’s vision, but at a distance

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Summer 2017

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

You might think the growth of online resources has made UVA’s 14 libraries less relevant to student life. Think again.

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.

Summer 2017

Lights Out

Lights Out

UVA dominated college boxing for years, and then the years caught up with it

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.

Summer 2017

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

Integrating from Behind the Scenes

The legacy of Paul Saunier, a deft hand in turbulent times

A look at the quiet effectiveness of Paul Saunier, an administrator who helped desegregate UVA.

Summer 2017

Pigments of Your Imagination

Pigments of Your Imagination

Let our adult coloring book help you find your happy place. We have just the place in mind. A few of them, in fact.

Spring 2017

Unquoting Jefferson

Unquoting Jefferson

A UVA petition against quoting Thomas Jefferson grabbed headlines. Here’s the story behind them.

At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.

Spring 2017

Streak Show

Streak Show

A tradition that’s still cool but often chilly

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.

Spring 2017

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s anatomical building advanced UVA medical education—at a price

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.

Spring 2017

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Highlights

A Day in the (Busy) Life

A Day in the (Busy) Life

Second-year basketball player Jocelyn Willoughby takes readers through a typical day full of school and sports.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

Learning to Grow

Learning to Grow

A January Term class teaches students to ask better questions and to be open to challenge in school and in life.