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Mural Brings Poet Laureate's work to the Corner

Published August 18, 2016 in News
Anchored by a single powerful verse from Rita Dove’s poem, “Testimonial,” the new mural is the latest addition to this lively stretch of University Avenue, offering a bright, colorful welcome to new and returning students.

A&S 4th-Year Leah Smith Brings Home Swimming Gold with other UVA Olympians

Published August 11, 2016 in News
UVA swimmer Leah Smith became the first Cavalier woman to earn two Olympic medals as the U.S. women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay team came from behind to win in Rio. UVA athletes now have won 26 overall Summer and Winter Olympic medals across all sports, including 15 gold, five silver and six bronze.

Sunflowers Move by the Clock

Published August 8, 2016 in News
The heads of sunflowers have long been known to follow the arc of the sun’s path through the skies. New research from Biology Prof. Benjamin Blackman, along with researcher Evan Brown (COL '14), explain how sunflowers track the sun.

A Real Character: Media Studies Professor Portrayed on the New York Stage

Published July 27, 2016 in News
Siva Vaidhyanathan is no stranger to the spotlight. The director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Media and Citizenship and Robertson Professor of Media Studies regularly shares his commentary on privacy and communications in the news, and has even had a cameo on “The Daily Show,” but watching an actor portray him on a New York stage this summer was a first.

College to Pilot Groundbreaking Curriculum Changes

Published May 6, 2016 in News
Through a historic vote, College faculty members elected to test the first comprehensive revamp of the school’s curriculum in more than four decades. The pilot program will begin with a subset of students entering UVA in the fall of 2017.

Lydia Davis, Junot Díaz Named UVA’s Next Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence

Published May 2, 2016 in News
A pair of MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship recipients will teach and mentor aspiring writers at the University of Virginia next academic year as the Creative Writing Program’s next two Kapnick Foundation Distinguished Writers-in-Residence.

An Astronomical Desert No More

Published April 25, 2016 in News
Astronomers use UVA instrument to discover a bountiful harvest of faint heavenly objects known as “brown dwarfs.”

Discovering the Juxtaposition

Published March 29, 2016 in News
In a pair of interdisciplinary English seminars, UVA students studied the social context and legacies of urban landscape design. On a recent visit to Baltimore, they observed how those policy decisions can shape racial identification within a city.

UVA Reunions celebrates the 5th-60th anniversaries of the undergraduate classes of the University of Virginia.

Published March 7, 2016 in News

UVA Reunions celebrates the 5th-60th anniversaries of the undergraduate classes of the University of Virginia. The 35th-60th classes will celebrate June 2-5, 2016 and the 5th-30th classes will celebrate June 9-12, 2016. At Reunions, reconnect with your classmates and the University through class events, seminars, student organization receptions, tours and much more.

Please select your Reunions weekend below to find out what you can expect at Reunions 2016!

'Hoos vs. Hokies

Published February 25, 2016 in News
Thomas Jefferson had John Adams, Hector had Achilles, and Jerry had Newman. For its own legendary rivalry, the University of Virginia has Virginia Tech.


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