Summer 2018

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Intersecting Disciplines

Intersecting Disciplines

An innovative undergraduate curriculum completes its first year

Forget everything you know about required classes. The College rethinks curriculum.

The Exit Interview

The Exit Interview

Our conversation with Teresa A. Sullivan during her final semester as University president

Teresa A. Sullivan talks with us about her presidency with characteristic grit and grace.

Bud Life

Bud Life

A look at springtime in the pavilion gardens

Along winding walkways and serpentine walls, our photo essay leads you down the gardens’ paths.

University Digest

Say Goodbye to U-Hall

Say Goodbye to U-Hall

University Hall, the former home to the basketball programs and the venue of legendary concerts, will be demolished to make room for additional sports fields.

UVA tightens speech policy on grounds

UVA tightens speech policy on grounds

The University has tightened its policy for outsiders who want to make a speech, protest, hand out leaflets or otherwise exercise free-speech rights on Grounds.

Sports

Family Matters

Family Matters

Joanne Boyle, who served as the women's basketball head coach for seven years, retired after this season to finalize her daughter's adoption process, which could take years.

She Coaches Kings

She Coaches Kings

Jenny Boucek (Educ ’97) is breaking barriers and gaining respect as one of few female coaches in the NBA.

Happy Swimmers, Fast Swimmers

Happy Swimmers, Fast Swimmers

Many attribute the outstanding results of this year's swimming and diving programs to the fun team culture instilled by the new head coach, Todd DeSorbo.

Top Single

Top Single

Danielle Collins (Col ’16) is climbing the international ranks as she takes down some of the world's top players.

Arts

Ready to Spin Off

Ready to Spin Off

Jason George (Com ’94) looks back on his time at UVA while looking forward to his role as a firefighter in a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a list of the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

More Departments

Staking a Position

Staking a Position

Professor Willis Jenkins (Grad ’06) takes a somewhat unorthodox approach in his "argument lab."

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

More than Money

More than Money

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund helps University-affiliated ideas grow until they are successful enough to attract other funding.

From the Editor

From the Editor

Editor S. Richard Gard Jr. provides a preview of the magazine’s Summer offerings.

From the Publisher

From the Publisher

UVA Alumni Association President and Virginia Magazine Publisher Jenifer Andrasko writes of the impact alumni can have on the experiences of current students.