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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.


  • Careers and More

    President Teresa A. Sullivan discusses how the University is helping students prepare for and enter the workforce.

  • A Mile in Their Shoes

    Former Virginia football player Chris Long spends two days removed from the glamour of professional football to learn about homelessness.

  • Peculiar Properties

    Tour of some of the mysterious, historic—and empty—properties owned by the University.

  • First Things First

    From the first building on Grounds to the first known female member of the Seven Society, this is our list of some premiere moments in U.Va. history.

  • Ghost World

    How U.Va. academics interpret the supernatural—spirits, visions, the undead and more—in their respective fields.

  • The Jefferson Thanksgiving Challenge

    Alumni chefs create dishes using only ingredients available at Monticello during Jefferson's time.

  • Follow That Book!

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

  • Tibetan Medicine Under the Microscope

    Doctors at the U.Va. Medical Center are taking a closer look at whether traditional Tibetan healing techniques can help patient outcomes—and stand up to scientific scrutiny.