Department: features

Clock Work

Clock Work

Exploring the essence of time

From atomic clocks to circadian rhythms, time is relative. Authorities across a range of disciplines explain how they measure its passage.

Fall 2006

Aiming High

Aiming High

Campaign chair Gordon Rainey on the University's $3 billion future

Excellence comes with a price: in the University's case, $3 billion. The chairman of the capital campaign explains what it's all about.

Fall 2006

The Art of Giving It Away

The Art of Giving It Away

Metal worker Gary Rosenthal trades profits for mitzvot

A leading designer and purveyor of Judaica, this Darden grad follows an equally creative business plan.

Summer 2006

The Master Builder

The Master Builder

Completion of the John Paul Jones Arena caps Dick Laurance's remarkable career

For the past 18 years, this construction wizard has steered UVA's highest-profile projects on time and on budget, smiling all the way.

Summer 2006

The Cerenkov Blue

The Cerenkov Blue

When UVA went nuclear

In 1960, UVA was on the vanguard of the emerging field of nuclear energy. Then came Three Mile Island.

Summer 2006

Queen of Slag

Queen of Slag

Transforming Industrial Wastelands

Hailed as the toxic beauty queen of brownfield remediation, landscape architect Julie Bargmann is helping to regenerate forsaken sites and bring them back into the community fold.

Summer 2006

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

Ready to Spin Off

Ready to Spin Off

Jason George (Com ’94) looks back on his time at UVA while looking forward to his role as a firefighter in a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.

Staking a Position

Staking a Position

Professor Willis Jenkins (Grad ’06) takes a somewhat unorthodox approach in his "argument lab."

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.