First-Generation College Student Never Thought He’d Wind Up at UVA
Now an admissions professional and soon to be a “triple ’Hoo,” Christian West says UVA challenged him to be confident in his abilities and to reflect on what he is passionate about. more >
Second-year student Nicole Leal is active in numerous student and community organizations and mentors students who, like her, could be the first in their families to attend college. more >
Inside Some of UVA’s Groundbreaking Research Projects
Embracing the unknown is at the center of the University of Virginia’s journey to discover. It’s a journey on display in this exciting new video featuring diabetes researchers, astronomers and the future of driverless cars. more >
UVA President Teresa A. Sullivan sent the University community a heartwarming – and inspiring – holiday video and message. more >
A person pulling a book off a shelf in a library
Copenhagen’s Human Library project has spread to Charlottesville, with hundreds of attendees checking out dozens of “books.” These are no ordinary books, however – they are people, each with stories as fascinating as any novel. more >
En Garde! Third-Year Student is Force to Be Reckoned With in Virginia Fencing
Third-year student Grayson Katzenbach is a reigning state champion and the first Virginia woman to compete in all three fencing categories at the Junior Olympics. She’s also brought the sport to more than 200 students. more >
UVA students welcomed hundreds of local children and their families at this year’s Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn. Check out the cute and creative costumes in these photos and video. more >
Take a look inside UVA’s world-renowned Rare Book School as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. more >