Fall 2015

Fall 2015 First Things First

From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in U.Va. history.

1   Fall 2015 Presidential Treatment

After studying at Thomas Jefferson’s university, a number of U.Va. graduates get the preservation bug

After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of U.Va. graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

0   Fall 2015 How to Save a Life

The Gordie Center amps up programs to curb alcohol addiction early on

As students return to Charlottesville, U.Va.’s Gordie Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is promoting a new effort called BASICS to curb binge drinking and is expanding its existing Hoos in Recovery program to support students in recovery for addiction.

1   Fall 2015 Fight or Flight

Batten School dean explores risky behavior among world leaders

By analyzing dozens of bits of biographical data for 2,500 world leaders, Batten School Dean Allan C. Stam seeks to understand what makes leaders open to risk.


University Digest

Fall 2015 U.Va.’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Wins Big

Each year, as part of the Law School’s Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, some of the best third-year students prepare and submit requests to the court to review lower-court rulings.

Fall 2015 Up on the Roof

The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

Fall 2015 Gibbons House Honors Once-Enslaved Couple

On June 10, the University dedicated its newest residence hall named for William and Isabella Gibbons, a married couple enslaved by two University of Virginia professors until their emancipation in 1865.

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Potential Breakthrough for Alzheimer’s and Autism

Neuroscientists at the University of Virginia have made one of the biggest scientific discoveries of 2015: The brain is connected to the immune system.

Fall 2015 News from Around Grounds

A few of the latest University news stories.


Fall 2015 Coach Brian Boland Has Built a Juggernaut

Since becoming the head coach of men's tennis in 2002, Brian Boland has built a dynasty, netting two national championships in three years.

Fall 2015 Virginia Wins College World Series

The Cinderella-story Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt in three games to take home the program’s first national title.

Fall 2015 World Class

Former U.Va. women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

Fall 2015 A Mile in Their Shoes

Former Virginia football player Chris Long spends two days removed from the glamour of professional football to learn about homelessness.

Fall 2015 Fantastic Four

The U.Va. Varsity Four crew brings home its fifth title, edging out Brown and Washington for the most national championships.


Fall 2015 Nesting

Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.

Fall 2015 Imagination Without Limits

Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

Fall 2015 New and Noteworthy

Six recent book releases from U.Va. alumni and faculty.

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Peculiar Properties

Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.

Tuned In

New student radio station WXTJ teaches students about the power of radio storytelling and amps up the local music scene with radio shows, listening parties and concerts.

Bringing the Team Together

Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

Difference Maker: Micaela Connery (Col ’09)

Alumna Micaela Connery had an idea in high school to offer a theater program open to kids of all abilities, including those with special needs.

Look Closer

Annie Rorem (Batten ’13) conducts research on education and labor force participation with a particular interest in gender.

Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

Doctors at the U.Va. Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.

Going the Distance

The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that U.Va. alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.

Careers and More

President Teresa A. Sullivan discusses how the University is helping students prepare for and enter the workforce.

Letters to the Editor

Readers offer their thoughts on topics from the Summer 2015 issue of U.Va. Magazine.

In Memoriam: Fall 2015

Copyright © 2015 by the University of Virginia Magazine

Published by the U.Va. Alumni Association

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