Spring 2015

Spring 2015 The Spirit of ’81

It's been more than a three decades since U.Va. 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.

2   Spring 2015 A Civil Occupation

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

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

3   Spring 2015 A World of Change

U.Va. professors study regions far and near to understand the changing climate

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

0   Spring 2015 Sexual Assault and U.Va.

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

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

Spring 2015


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News Briefs

A Safer Corner A new police substation opened in January to increase police visibility and...

Spring 2015 Capital Replacement

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

Spring 2015 Two Thumbs Up

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


Spring 2015 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.

Spring 2015 We Are the Champions

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

Spring 2015 Almost Perfect

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


Spring 2015 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.”

Spring 2015 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.

Spring 2015 The Faces of Ebola

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

Spring 2015 Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

See which titles are flying off the shelves at the U.Va. Bookstore

Spring 2015 Arts Briefs

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

Spring 2015 New & Notable

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

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Room of Errors

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

Letters to the Editor

Readers share their thoughts about recent articles and events.

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The Many Faces of Cavman

A look at how U.Va.’s mascot has changed over time

Weird Is Wonderful

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

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Ordinary Genius

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

U.Va.'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.

Changing the Greek System

A Q&A with students who were among those who created new safety policies for the Greek system at U.Va.

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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.

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The Case for Compassionate Policing

U.Va. 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.

In Memoriam: Spring 2015

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