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Making it Like Monticello

Thomas Jefferson was the first American to write down the recipe for ice cream. Jefferson's hand-written recipe dates to the 1780s and was one of only 11 recipes Jefferson was smitten enough with to write down himself. Culinary historian Leni Soren

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Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

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

The Moviegoers

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

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.

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.

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