Winter 2017

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Getting a Read on Ryan

Getting a Read on Ryan

You can find a lot of answers about UVA’s next president from his book on life’s essential questions.

UVA's incoming president checked all the boxes the search committee was looking for. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to the student experience.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

When Dr. Jennifer McQuade offered to help a Hurricane Harvey shelter, she had no idea the lives she’d change, including her own.

A doctor thought she’d donate blankets and socks during Hurricane Harvey and ended up contributing so much more.

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

High alert and low voices: how the UVA E.R. braced for Aug. 12

From meditation to monitoring social media: How the UVA E.R. team prepared for the worst of a tragic weekend’s violence.

When Speech Meets Hate

When Speech Meets Hate

A UVA legal expert offers a First Amendment analysis of the summer’s violent rallies. Along the way, he expresses some views of his own.

The First Amendment was a major player in the events of August 11/12. A UVA legal expert shows how, and also asks some whys.

University Digest

News Briefs

News Briefs

News from around the University, including the Bicentennial Launch celebration; a new name for the IRC dorm; faculty updates; and the clear bag policy

Sports Chief

Sports Chief

Learn about Carla Williams, UVA's new athletics director.

‘Turning Point’

‘Turning Point’

The Board of Visitors passed a resolution to take down the Confederate tablets, calling for them to be “preserved as artifacts of the era in which they were erected.”

UVA in the Rankings

UVA in the Rankings

See where UVA ranks among the top colleges and universities in the country, according to US News & World Report, Money Magazine, Princeton Review and The Economist.

Sports

Batter Upgrade

Batter Upgrade

Davenport Field is undergoing a major renovation, which includes 1,000 more seats; a 5,000-square-foot development center with batting cages and pitching mounds; a field-level club area; and more.

End of an Era

End of an Era

The Littlepage years saw major gains, some setbacks and lots of tough calls subject to second-guessing.

Arts

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

Selling Pablo to Pay for Pollock

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVA is paying homage to world-famous art dealer Samuel Kootz (Law 1921) in an exhibition called “Dealer’s Choice: The Samuel Kootz Gallery 1945–1966,” which examines the role he played in the establishment of modern American art.

New & Noteworthy

New & Noteworthy

Six new books from alumni and faculty, plus a look at the bestsellers at the UVA bookstore.

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Going Out on Top

Going Out on Top

Learn about UVA's Student Council president, the Honor Committee and University Judiciary Committee chairs, the editor-in-chief of the Cavalier Daily, and the co-chairs of the Housing & Residence Life program.

The Founder’s Secular Vision

The Founder’s Secular Vision

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.

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.

Uncompromising

Uncompromising

President Teresa A. Sullivan reflects on UVA's student-athletes and discusses the future of UVA sports.

From the Editor

From the Editor

Editor S. Richard Gard Jr. provides a preview of the magazine's Winter offerings.