Topic: Thomas Jefferson

Signs of the Time

Signs of the Time

Library Archives Signs, Aritcles and Online Content from the Events of June

Gretchen Gueguen, a digital archivist in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, was out of the office in the days immediately following President Sullivan's resignation. But...

Fall 2012

Letters to the Editor

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.<...

Summer 2012

In the Founder’s Footsteps

In the Founder’s Footsteps

Recipients of annual Thomas Jefferson Medals sustain his ideals

On the 269th anniversary of Jefferson's birth, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation invoked the fields of his greatest works—citizen leadership, law and architecture—and honored three...

Summer 2012

Revisiting Monticello’s History

Revisiting Monticello’s History

A new Smithsonian exhibit explores Thomas Jefferson’s plantation

Thomas Jefferson’s Albemarle County plantation, Monticello, has been restored in recent decades to better reflect the history of the site and its inhabitants. Not only...

Spring 2012

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.

Spring 2012

Map of Happiness

Map of Happiness

Series of maps visualize Jeffersonian ideals

Are Americans living the Jeffersonian ideals of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? It turns out that some enjoy more longevity, freedom and fun than others. Kelly Johnston,...

Winter 2011

The Case of the Missing Library

The Case of the Missing Library

Monticello scholars crack Jeffersonian mystery

A bibliographic mystery concerning Thomas Jefferson’s personal library has finally been solved. A number of his books have been found at Washington University in St. Louis, where...

Summer 2011

A Culture of Caring

A Culture of Caring

In August, when I became the University’s eighth president, I joined a community whose culture and traditions are unique among American universities. Part of what attracted me...

Winter 2010

Minding Manners

Minding Manners

Civility Project compiles rules using Washington’s model

Lack of respect and courtesy constitute a serious national problem, according to a study conducted in 2002, and most people interviewed saw the problem as getting worse.

Winter 2009

The Vision for the Village

The Vision for the Village

Jefferson's drawings show multiple influences and singular genius

More than a century ago, the University’s Central Grounds rose from the ashes of the 1895 Rotunda fire, and much of the original character of...

Fall 2009

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Highlights

Museum Man

Museum Man

The Fralin has a new director and chief curator. Michael McLendon will look to expand the museum’s influence with his strong background in both classical and contemporary art.

Streak Show

Streak Show

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.

Pop-Up Knowledge

Pop-Up Knowledge

Flash seminars are one-time discussion-based lectures, organized by students to engage their peers in discussion on a wide array of topics, from politics to philosophy to scientific findings.

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.