Topic: History

200 and Growing

200 and Growing

Celebrating the past two centuries. And the next.

Take an overhead look at UVA then and now, and explore the features of the Bicentennial issue.

Winter 2018

Hero or Villain, Both and Neither

Hero or Villain, Both and Neither

Appraising Thomas Jefferson, 200 years later

A Pulitzer historian assesses what we are to make of UVA’s founder, 200 years hence.

Winter 2018

On Common Grounds

On Common Grounds

An incomplete list of notable alumni who shared the University

The giants among us: A roundup of alumni who walked from the Lawn to prominence.

Winter 2018

Serpentine Timeline

Serpentine Timeline

Some of the twists and turns of UVA history

Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.

Winter 2018

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Paris 1919: A loose translation and the reunion to end all reunions

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.

Fall 2018

Gratitude for a Grand Old Tree

Gratitude for a Grand Old Tree

Remembering the McGuffey ash

Take a look back at the McGuffey ash, which loomed large over Pavilion IX for over a century.

Fall 2018

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

In new book, alum details the immense work of bringing space shuttle Columbia home

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

Summer 2018

From the Editor

From the Editor

Seven Days That Shook the U

Editor S. Richard Gard Jr. provides a preview of the magazine’s Spring offerings.

Spring 2018

Antiwar Stories

Antiwar Stories

May Days, 1970: The week that would change UVA forever

May Days 1970: The week that would change UVA forever, through the eyes of those who were there.

Spring 2018

Color Bind

Color Bind

As preservationists uncover the Lawn colonnades’ original hue, a question arises over what’s right—the bright white of our own time or the oatmeal tan of Jefferson’s.

Excavation uncovers a dilemma: Should the colonnade be the bright white of our time or the unpainted tan of Jefferson’s?

Spring 2018

Tom the Builder

Tom the Builder

Sure, Jefferson had the big idea for the University, but he also sweated the small stuff, brick by brick.

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.

Spring 2018

The Founder’s Secular Vision

The Founder’s Secular Vision

The reason Thomas Jefferson didn’t want religion at the University of Virginia was reason

Jefferson’s University of Virginia was to be a modern, secular, science-centered university taught by scholars of distinction, with the students expected largely to govern themselves.

Winter 2017

Period Pieces

Period Pieces

New book, exhibits showcase more of those things that tell UVA’s history

Encyclopedia Virginia managing editor Brendan Wolfe has turned a Virginia Magazine feature into a book.

Fall 2017

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Highlights

A Hat Tip to UVA

A Hat Tip to UVA

Other schools’ alumni love their alma maters too. But it’s just not the same. Here’s why.

200 and Growing

200 and Growing

Take an overhead look at UVA then and now, and explore the features of the Bicentennial issue.