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The light show was fueled by an unusual solar storm that fanned dreamlike cascades of light as far south as Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
UVA’s main library celebrated its grand opening on Thursday.
The UVA women’s basketball team closed out the regular season in style with an upset win over a rival in front of a record-setting crowd.
A rout of an ACC rival gave Wahoo fans plenty to cheer about Monday. Plenty to eat, too.
Ahead of a breakthrough victory in Atlanta, a former player who knows a thing or two about big UVA wins visited the Wahoos.
It’s been nearly two years since measurable snow has fallen on Grounds, bringing snowball fights and snowmen to the Lawn.
Students are already enjoying the recently renovated library.
UVA head baseball coach Brian O’Connor has been recognized as one of the all-time greats in his profession.