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Presidential Treatment

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.

Imagination Without Limits

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


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

The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

Capital Replacement

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

Monticello Redux

A centenarian in Somers, Connecticut, has built a replica of Monticello next to his own estate.

Easy Does It

How do you excavate underneath a 200-year-old building that’s the centerpiece of a World Heritage site? Very, very carefully. And with lasers.

Better Living Through Architecture

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

The Tactile Library

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes

New Discovery Quenches Thirst for History

The discovery of a 6,500-gallon brick-and-cement cistern next to the Rotunda sheds new light on some of the history of the Grounds’ construction.

The Future is Now

A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

A Place for Kids

The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital will open its doors in June 2014.

Back to the Future

Only some of Manning's ideas came to be, but he defined a way of thinking about growth at the University and raised important questions about building values.

A Different Kind of Red Brick

An engineering student creates a Lego masterpiece using Jefferson's original plans.

Start Celebrating

You might think that U.Va. was founded in 1819, but that's not the whole story.

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  • 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.

  • Follow That Book!

    How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

  • 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.

  • The Jefferson Thanksgiving Challenge

    Alumni chefs create dishes using only ingredients available at Monticello during Jefferson's time.

  • 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.

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

  • Ghost World

    How U.Va. academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.

  • Peculiar Properties

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

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