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

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.

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.

The First President

The First President

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

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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.”

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Quotes

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What I tell them from the get-go is that what I do is the opposite of magic, because the point of every demonstration is to convey understanding—to give away all the secrets.

Professor Louis Bloomfield on his popular physics class for non-science majors, How Things Work

Bookstore - March 2017