Department: research and discovery

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

Smoke Alarm

Smoke Alarm

Nicotine use during pregnancy linked to psychiatric disorders in offspring

Spring 2011

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Highlights

North of Eden

North of Eden

Old vs. new, UVA past vs. UVA future: North Grounds gives a nod to Jeffersonian design, but at a distance.

Lights Out

Lights Out

No UVA team before or since has had consecutive undefeated seasons. Boxing went four years without a loss. Then it went away.

Next Chapter

Next Chapter

The quiet spaces inside UVA’s 14 libraries take on new relevance in the digital age.