• Griddle Me This

    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.

  • Visitor in Chief

    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.

  • The First President

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

Fall 2017

Fall 2017

R&D around grounds and the globe; UVA’s first president and the search for its next; the Grillswith abides; Wyatt Andrews reports—and more!

Table of Contents

Charlottesville Aftermath

  • Fighting Fire with Fellowship The UVA community reclaims a higher Grounds, seeking to supplant images of angry torch-bearers with scenes of peace.
  • An Outpouring Pours In: A small sampling of alumni reactions to the August 2017 violence in Charlottesville
  • Aftermath: News, information, resources and more in the wake of recent events

Highlights

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Griddle Me This

Griddle Me This

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.

Media Player

Media Player

Why I happily traded 7 million viewers for 20 undergraduates in a classroom. A report from our correspondent on the frontlines.

Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

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

Summer on Grounds

Summer on Grounds

When all goes well, life at UVA in the summer is quiet. But that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. Here’s a snapshot of some of what happened on Grounds this summer.

Video

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Fixer of Books

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.

Videography by Jon Combs

Radio Music Society

Radio Music Society

Students in UVA’s Radio Music Society arrange pop songs for string quartets. From arrangement to final performance, see one group interpret Major Lazer’s “Be Together.”

Photo Gallery

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Memorial

A plaque on the north exterior wall of the Rotunda was dedicated in memory of...

Quotes

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It's very different from living in an off-Grounds apartment. You have to not just live for yourself. You have to actually think about others every day, because if you don't, they'll remind you.

Patricia Lampkin (Educ ’86), Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer, on the responsibility of living on the Lawn

Bookstore - March 2017