Curator Molly Schwartzburg Discusses Opening “100 Objects” Exhibition as History Erupts On-Grounds

In a Washington Post article about the Library’s bicentennial exhibition, “The University of Virginia in 100 Objects,” Special Collections curator Molly Schwartzburg talks about the difficulty of delving into UVA’s past 200 years at a time when white supremacists were … Continue reading

The Hathi Trust Research Center offers Scholars a Sneak Preview of Research Tools!

The Hathi Trust Research Center (HTRC) is working to promote one of the hottest areas of literary research. Text-mining and non-consumptive research refer to a type of literary analysis in which the close reading of text is irrelevant. The important … Continue reading

UVA Today Features Article on Library Employee & Resident Playwright Sean McCord

Library audio-visual/information technology engineer Sean McCord has a play opening tonight, September 7, at 8:00 p.m.at the Belmont Arts Collaborative, 221 Carlton Rd. in Charlottesville. According to an article in UVA Today, McCord’s play “Moving” will be the first production … Continue reading

The Brown Science & Engineering Library Sports a New Look for Fall!

The Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library has been given a fall makeover. Seventeen sculptures dangle from the ceiling of the Library’s west wing reading room—sea creatures fashioned by Australia’s indigenous artists out of plastic fishing nets that have … Continue reading

The Library Hosts Tent in front of Peabody for Viewing Eclipse—Will Supply Glasses!

On Monday, August 21st, the Library will host an eclipse viewing tent in front of Peabody Hall. This event will last from about 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  There will be a large number of eclipse glasses available so people … Continue reading

The Charlottesville Syllabus: Educating the Public about White Supremacy in Charlottesville

Many in Charlottesville were shocked on August 11 when a torch-bearing procession of white supremacists marched on the Grounds of the University of Virginia to intimidate the University community with racist slogans, and on August 12 when—after a rally by … Continue reading

Preparing for the Solar Eclipse—a Talk by Astronomy Professor Ed Murphy in Harrison-Small, August 8

On Tuesday August 8, from 7:00–9:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library, Associate Professor of Astronomy Ed Murphy will give a special talk on preparing for the upcoming total eclipse of the sun. … Continue reading

C-SPAN’s Charlottesville Visit Showcases Library’s Special Collections and Knowledgeable Staff

In March C-SPAN sent a crew to Charlottesville as part of the cable network’s 2017 Local Content Vehicle Tour to cover the history and literary life of American cities. In addition to a video chat with poet Rita Dove, and … Continue reading

The Aviators James McConnell & William Faulkner—Two Views of WWI from UVA

On the walkway between Alderman and Clemons libraries looms a winged man—Icarus in bronze, the image of aviator James Rogers McConnell poised for a fatal ascent near the sun on wings of wax. The Aviator statue was dedicated in 1919 … Continue reading