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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.

Withholding Judgment

Religious studies professor John Portmann ponders a difficult question.

If God Is Good, Why Do We Suffer?

Professor Margaret Mohrmann considers a question that lies at the root of human existence.

Medicine for the Soul

Medicine for the Soul

Photo Essay: Chaplains provide another dimension of care at the U.Va. Hospital.

Letters to the Editor

Forgotten Treasures

["Borges in Charlottesville," Summer 2012] was a most enjoyable and informative article. It lacks only fuller references to the invaluable contributions of Jared Loewenstein to the bibliographical treasures

Letters to the Editor

Jefferson's Bible

Historically, our nation owes a debt to Thomas Jefferson ["Jefferson's Secret Bible," Spring 2012], who is by any measure one of America's great founding fathers.<

Jefferson’s Secret Bible

Jefferson’s Secret Bible

In the twilight of his life, Jefferson began exploring his faith and deepening his understanding of the Bible and Christianity.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The People’s Historian

    As chief historian for The History Channel, Libby O'Connell (Grad ’79, ’87) makes it her mission to engage the public in history.

  • Book Traces

    U.Va. English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

  • Examining Slavery at the University

    In October, U.Va. hosted a national symposium that brought together experts from various schools to discuss issues related to the history of slavery at institutions of higher education.

  • New Cabell Is New Again

  • Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

    U.Va. research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

  • The Facts of the Matter

    More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

  • Computer cluster opens new research possibilities

    Nearly 55 years later after U.Va. got its first computer, a new computing cluster will provide a significant boost to data-intensive research at the University.