Winter 2015

Winter 2015 The Engines

Meet just a few of the people who keep U.Va. running

The men and women profiled here act as role models to co-workers and students. They're dedicated — no matter what. And each has worked behind the scenes for decades to help make U.Va. a safer, stronger place.

0   Winter 2015 Print Shop

Dots and Lines of 3-D Bioprinters Help U.Va. Scientists, Step by Tiny Step

U.Va. Has two of the most precise bioprinters in the nation. What can they do? How do they do it?

0   Winter 2015 Funding Academic Excellence

Budgeting for a complex organization like the University of Virginia is no simple task. Here’s a look at some of the numbers, and the priorities behind them.

0   Winter 2015 In the Name of God

U.Va. team develops new approach to battling religion-based violence

Jerry White and Peter Ochs see a world aflame with killing in the name of God, and they want to fight fire with fire — and with data.

Winter 2015


University Digest

Winter 2015 Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler

When Cali and Blaise Gaston were both diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2015, they underwent treatment at U.Va. and found extraordinary support in the Charlottesville Women's Four Miler race community.

Winter 2015 News from Around Grounds

The Rotunda gets new clocks, a longtime CBS correspondent returns to Grounds, U.Va. launches a new entrepreneurship, and more recent news from around Grounds.

Winter 2015 Exploring Civil War History

U.Va.'s new John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History will support various programs and activities to benefit both academic researchers and a public audience.

Winter 2015 Q & A with Provost Tom Katsouleas

Virginia Magazine sat down with U.Va.'s new executive vice president and provost to discuss his plans for the University (and learn a bit more about Katsouleas himself).

Winter 2015 Growing Grounds

As the University has grown, so has its buildings. Here's a look at how some of the buildings on Grounds — old and new — measure up to each other.


Winter 2015 Second Act

After finishing his collegiate career as U.Va.’s all-time leading rusher, Thomas Jones (Col ’99) spent 12 years in the NFL before heading to Hollywood.

Winter 2015 In the Long Run

Alumni track athletes Erika Pierce, Stephanie Garcia and Robbie Andrews aren't showing signs of slowing down any time soon.

Winter 2015 Talking Virginia Hoops with Mark Titus

Former Grantland writer Mark Titus answers our questions about last year’s men’s basketball team and what might be in store for the season ahead.


Winter 2015 Discovery and Loss

Eleanor Gould delights in sharing glimpses of Monticello's biodiversity and inspires her Instagram followers to see the flowers and insects, fruits and vegetables, sun-dappled trees and sweeping vistas with fresh eyes.

Winter 2015 New and Noteworthy

Six new books from U.Va. alumni and faculty.

Winter 2015 The Moviegoers

The OFFScreen film series, run by U.Va. students, draws viewers to Grounds to catch offbeat films in Newcomb Hall Theater.

More Departments

Letters to the Editor

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

Human Computer

Caroyl Beddow Gooch's careful calculations of astronomical measurements helped McCormick Observatory become one of the world's top observatories in the mid-20th century.

Building on a Foundation

President Sullivan discusses how the Cornerstone Plan creates a solid foundation for U.Va.'s future.

Technological Trade-offs

Commerce professor David Mick explains how technology alters our reality, from our habits to our knowledge structure and more.

Past, Present and Future

Alex Arriaga (Col '87) has tackled issues of human rights violations around the world — from torture and ethnic genocide to forced child marriage and the systemic rape of women in war zones — for the past 28 years. "Human rights," shes says, "is in my DNA."

The Best Investment

Alumnus and current graduate student Brendan Maupin Wynn discusses the importance of offering financial aid to students in need.

How to Ace an Interview

Job interviews will always be stressful. The stakes are high, and the margin for error is slim. Here's how Alumni Career Services can help.

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. Height. Distance. Effort. Cognitive psychologist David Proffitt studies how we see the world around us.

Into the Wild

U.Va.'s Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group specializes in conducting and managing search and rescue operations for lost people and aircraft. See how they learn to carry an injured subject to safety.

In Memoriam: Winter 2015

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