Department: features

Ultimate Questions

Ultimate Questions

The Debate Over Intelligent Design

Two centuries after the founding of Thomas Jefferson's university, students and faculty are still exploring the interplay among science, religion and the state.

Summer 2006

Restoring Honor

Restoring Honor

Perspectives on an imperiled institution in a changing world

UVA's cherished Honor System is facing major challenges, not the least of which is students' reluctance to participate. Six people with an interest in the future of honor share their thoughts.

Spring 2006

Once and Future Plague

Once and Future Plague

Coming to grips with a pandemic

Will avian flu be the next plague? Medical experts and scholars at UVA assess the past for clues and weigh in on the consequences of an influenza pandemic.

Spring 2006

Plunder

Plunder

The theft of the Morgantina silver

In 1984, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a dazzling new acquisition of silver vessels from the third century B.C. But one question wouldn't go away: was it looted?

Spring 2006

The Power of Two

The Power of Two

The parallel lives of Tiki and Ronde Barber

Tiki and Ronde Barber are in the midst of record-setting careers in the National Football League. Their lives off the field are equally impressive.

Spring 2006

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Highlights

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.

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.

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.

Calm Amid the Chaos

Calm Amid the Chaos

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