Spring 2015

Spring 2015
The Spirit of ’81

The Spirit of ’81

It’s been more than a three decades since UVA has had a season like this one

Many have called the 1980-81 Cavaliers basketball team the finest in program history. Until now. See how the 2014-15 team measures up.

A Civil Occupation

A Civil Occupation

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, UVA was spared from its torches.

A World of Change

A World of Change

UVA professors study regions far and near to understand the changing climate

To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, UVA professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

Sexual Assault and UVA

Sexual Assault and UVA

An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

This timeline tracks national and legal developments related to sexual assaults on college campuses, recaps UVA’s responses to the Rolling Stone article and highlights what’s specifically being done at the University to help ensure student safety—both in recent years and going forward.

University Digest

Capital Replacement

Capital Replacement

Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

Two Thumbs Up

Two Thumbs Up

Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the UVA Hand Center changed his life.

Sports

Almost Perfect

Almost Perfect

Although the Cavaliers fell just short of a championship, Virginia women’s soccer enjoyed its first appearance in the NCAA title game.

When Mem Rocked

When Mem Rocked

Built in 1924 as a World War I memorial, Memorial Gym served as a multipurpose arena, hosting everything from wrestling matches to social dances.

We Are the Champions

We Are the Champions

With their 16-seed ranking, UVA men's soccer matched the second-lowest seed to win a championship since the NCAA started seeding 16 teams in 2003.

Arts

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the Dots

Nelson Saiers wants to use his art—and math— to build awareness around issues he observed firsthand growing up in war-torn regions of the world.

The Faces of Ebola

The Faces of Ebola

Alumna and journalist Carielle Doe has been documenting the Ebola outbreak and its aftermath in Liberia.

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

News from the Charlottesville Symphony Orchestra and Charlottesville's newest comics and art shop.

Sadness Like Moonshine

Sadness Like Moonshine

Why has Breece D'J Pancake’s work seen a revival in recent years? Professor John Casey offers up a simple reason: “The stories are just so damn good.”

More Departments

Room of Errors

Room of Errors

The "room of errors" is a new training tool a UVA nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

Weird Is Wonderful

Weird Is Wonderful

Darden professor Martin Davidson discusses "weirdness" and explains how weird people may be our greatest resource.

Ordinary Genius

Ordinary Genius

Twelve-year-old engineering student Henry Muhlbauer discusses his life on Grounds.

UVA's Leadership DNA

UVA’s Leadership DNA

In the spirit of springtime revival, says Teresa Sullivan, we are moving forward in the new semester with great optimism about what we can accomplish together.

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Alumna searches for references to enslaved people to add them to “Unknown No Longer,” a public database of enslaved Virginians who appear in inventories, bills of sale, wills and other records.

The Case for Compassionate Policing

The Case for Compassionate Policing

UVA law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.