Fall 2007

Fall 2007

Anatomy of a Mystery

The Jefferson-Hemings controversy in the post-DNA era

Following a DNA study in 1998, many scholars believe that Thomas Jefferson likely fathered children by slave Sally Hemings. For others, the genetic findings deepen the mystery.

Fall 2007

Murder, She Writes

From New York crime fighter to New York Times best seller

Linda Fairstein (Law ’72) earned the nickname "Hell on Heels" during her 25 years as chief prosecutor for Manhattan's Sex Crimes Unit. Having helped reform a judicial system myopic about violence towards women, she's turned her talents to crime fiction.

Fall 2007

According to Custom

Student Traditions at Virginia

As revered as the University's traditions are, some change with the times and others fade away entirely. Here's a look at just a few.

Fall 2007

Explaining the World

Professor Lou Bloomfield demystifies the physics of everyday life

Lou Bloomfield, who teaches the popular introductory physics course "How Things Work," explains the science behind objects that students see every day.

Fall 2007

DIGITAL VERSIONS

University Digest

Fall 2007

Getting Out of a Jam

When Virginians gripe about traffic jams, they have a point. Traffic in the suburbs abutting...

Fall 2007

Help for a Degraded River

The Learning Barge Designing any structure requires the smooth interaction of designers and engineers. U...

Fall 2007

Verbatim

“Streakers are ubiquitous. There was a period last spring when I would snap awake every...

Fall 2007

Changing of the Guard

Karen Ryan Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences Karen Ryan, associate dean...

Fall 2007

New and Improved

HoosOnline, the online alumni directory, has for years been a great way to find information...

Fall 2007

Deep Impact

A recent study by John L. Knapp, professor emeritus and senior economist at U.Va.’...

Sports

Fall 2007

We Are the Champions

Mary Eddy, Chrissie Monaghan, Amanda Chase, Rebecca Ryall and Mandy Fiesler Photo by Jim Daves...

Fall 2007

Football Preview

Chris Long Photo by Pete Emerson What must happen for Virginia to turn around last...

Fall 2007

Sports Shorts

The Comeback Kids The women’s lacrosse team fell just short of capturing the program’...

Arts

Fall 2007

New&Notable

Health Care Half Truths: Too Many Myths, Not Enough Reality Arthur Garson Jr. (faculty) and...

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