A Pulitzer historian assesses what we are to make of UVA’s founder, 200 years hence.
Study up on the twists and turns of UVA's history, from the laying of the cornerstone to the inauguration of the ninth president.
Learn how the gardens of Grounds have changed—and stayed the same—from Jefferson’s original plans.
Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.
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.
Coy Barefoot (Grad '97) recounts how the University had to overcome determined opposition to come into existence.
Readers share their thoughts on past issues.
At the University of Virginia, the postelection ignited a distinctly UVA form of protest: an outbreak of remarkably civil discourse about Thomas Jefferson.
In the end, the need to preserve the artifacts of UVA’s oldest student group was beyond debate.
Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.
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.
A centenarian in Somers, Connecticut, has built a replica of Monticello next to his own estate.
See which titles are flying off the shelves at the UVA Bookstore
A new app allows readers to explore two editions of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and a modern annotated and searchable text.
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.
A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.
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.
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.
An engineering student creates a Lego masterpiece using Jefferson's original plans.
You might think that UVA was founded in 1819, but that's not the whole story.
A close look at the preparations for phase two of the Rotunda renovation project.
Tales of the University's tumultuous years.
Mark Thompson of Starr Hill Brewery explains how Jefferson crafted his own beer.
Standing up at work could save your life and even boost your productivity.