Fall 2007

Fall 2007
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

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

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

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.

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Fall 2007

Getting Out of a Jam

Worsening traffic on Virginia roads demands high-tech solutions. The Smart Travel Lab uses advanced computer models to develop them.

Fall 2007

Q&A with Michael Gibson

Michael A. Gibson, a 25-year veteran of the UVA Police Department, was recently appointed chief...

Fall 2007


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

Fall 2007

Help for a Degraded River

Engineering and architecture students collaborate to design the Learning Barge, a floating classroom meant to teach schoolchildren in Hampton Roads about ecology on the Elizabeth River.

Fall 2007

Changing of the Guard

Executive Vice President and Provost Arthur “Tim” Garson Jr., a pediatric cardiologist who...

Fall 2007

New and Improved

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

Fall 2007

Deep Impact

Research by professor John L. Knapp breaks down the University's sources of funding and its influence on the Charlottesville economy.


Fall 2007

Opening Act

Just over a month after graduating from UVA with a degree in psychology, Leah Wigger...

Fall 2007

Sports Shorts

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

Fall 2007

We Are the Champions

Somdev Devvarman NCAA Men’s Tennis Champion Somdev Devvarman, a third-year from Chennai, India,...

Fall 2007

Football Preview

On the heels of a difficult 2006 campaign, head coach Al Groh and the Virginia...


Fall 2007

New & Notable

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

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A Well-Lit Space

Nestled between sloping mountainsides and tree-lined fields, the Earl Hamner Theater is about as off...

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