Department: research and discovery

A Clearer Picture  of Poverty

A Clearer Picture of Poverty

Significant flaws in existing measures discovered

A researcher sets out to design a new poverty gauge for Virginia and discovers flaws in the existing measures.

Fall 2013

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

UVA asks citizen scientists to help transcribe 7,000 botany records

Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.

Fall 2013

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

UVA engineering team wins international competition

UVA engineering team wins international competition with solar-powered wheelchair.

Fall 2013

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Researchers at UVA test out a handheld ultrasound device, a scalpel-free brain surgery method and a cancer-fighting protein.

Summer 2013

Make It Stick

Make It Stick

Physics professor invents a new substance

Physics professor Lou Bloomfield sets out to fix a wobbly table and discovers a substance that might do much more.

Spring 2013

Bottled Trouble

Bottled Trouble

Common chemical could have lasting effects on genes

BPA, a chemical found in everything from soda bottles to store receipts, could affect genes that play a role in social behavior across generations.

Winter 2012

Fresh Ideas

Fresh Ideas

A sampling of research by graduate students

Graduate students teach, assist faculty and conduct research, but often their achievements go unsung. Meet three UVA grad students and learn about their discoveries.

Fall 2012

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Can you heat a home with computers? Do social safety net programs work? How long does it take high-fat foods to clog your arteries?

Summer 2012

What’s Up, Doc?

What’s Up, Doc?

The human body is a complex machine of about 10 trillion interconnected cells. Researchers at the UVA Health System are working with new technology to keep everything from our brains to our blood sugar in good shape.

Spring 2012

Starting Smarter

Starting Smarter

State-funded preschool programs improve performance of young students

Fall 2011

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Scientists test atmosphere on one of Saturn’s moons

Summer 2011

In the Red

In the Red

UVA studies explore money and what happens when there isn’t enough of it

Summer 2011

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Highlights

When Speech Meets Hate

When Speech Meets Hate

The First Amendment was a major player in the events of August 11/12. A UVA legal expert shows how, and also asks some whys.

The Founder’s Secular Vision

The Founder’s Secular Vision

Jefferson’s University of Virginia was to be a modern, secular, science-centered university taught by scholars of distinction, with the students expected largely to govern themselves.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

A doctor thought she’d donate blankets and socks during Hurricane Harvey and ended up contributing so much more.

End of an Era

End of an Era

The Littlepage years saw major gains, some setbacks and lots of tough calls subject to second-guessing.