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God Is in the Details

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Southern Sensibility

Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

News Briefs

Recent news from around Grounds.

Bookmarked: Getting Down to Business

A new site from the Darden School of Business offers practical articles by faculty that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.

Darden Dean to Step Down

After nearly a decade as dean of the Darden School of Business, Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty.

Withholding Judgment

Religious studies professor John Portmann ponders a difficult question.

Tales of Early America

Two U.Va. history professors receive major accolades for their scholarship.

Bestsellers at the U.Va. Bookstore

A list of the most popular fiction and nonfiction selections at the U.Va. Bookstore.

The Secret Life of Ken Elzinga

Elzinga has taught more than 40,000 U.Va. students since 1967, all the while penning murder mysteries on the side.

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can’t Do

Art professor William Wylie talks about the work of his advanced photography students.

U.Va. Conference Tackled Ethics of Big Data

The University recently started a Data Science Institute, and one area the institute hopes to tackle is the ethical and legal implications of mass data collection

Darden Dean to Return to Faculty After Two Successful Terms at Helm

Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty of the Darden School of Business upon the completion of his second term as the school’s dean in 2015.

‘Professor Lou’ Explains Science Behind the Puck on Washington Capitals TV

If you’ve ever been to a Washington Capitals hockey game, you’ve probably seen physics professor Lou Bloomfield on the Jumbotron explaining the physics of hockey.

Your Soundtrack to Spring

Listen to spring playlists from Akil Mitchell, the Hullabahoos, Dean Groves and others—guaranteed to improve your mood.

R&D: The Brain

U.Va. researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Case for Compassionate Policing

    U.Va. law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

  • Follow That Book!

    How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

  • Love Among the Equations

    Two U.Va. economics professors find proof of love in their research.

  • Did You Know?

    Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

  • Sexual Assault and U.Va.

    An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

  • A Civil Occupation

    One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, U.Va. was spared from its torches.

  • Guilty Pleasure Reads

    Recommended beach reads from U.Va.'s literati.

  • Capital Replacement

    Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

  • A World of Change

    To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, U.Va. professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

  • Room of Errors

    The "room of errors" is a new training tool a U.Va. nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.