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The Consequences of Dinner

The Consequences of Dinner

Ever wonder how the food we eat gets to the supermarket?

Super Powers

Super Powers

Surviving two bouts of cancer means embracing -- and resisting -- change

R&D Briefs

Mapping a Pathogen

Researchers at U.Va. have determined the structure of the protein package, or capsid, that delivers the genetic material of HIV to human cells. “This paper

In the Red

In the Red

Making ends meet

A quarter of Virginia households don’t have enough money to cover basic needs. A report from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Katie Couric Helps Dedicate Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

Smoke Alarm

Smoking during pregnancy poses a host of risks to both mother and child. Less oxygen for the baby, more toxic chemicals in the bloodstream, potential lung damage—these and

Would You Like Fries With That?

Burger, fries and a soda—they’re the all-American fast-food combo. When packaged with enticing names—happy meals, value meals, old-fashioned combos—they present options that appeal to the

Adjusting the Prescription

Adjusting the Prescription

The School of Medicine overhauls its century-old educational approach

Health Tips, Myths and What’s New

Health Tips, Myths and What’s New

Doctors and nurses from the Health System weigh in about exciting new developments and big misconceptions.

Scrub that Theory

Scrub that Theory

The fight against flu has an arsenal of weapons—shots, pills, masks and more—but hand sanitizers have little punch in preventing the spread of the virus, researchers have

Gym Rats

Gym Rats

Researchers appear to be getting a workout assessing the value of exercise. One study, led by U.Va. psychiatry professor Wendy Lynch, used laboratory rats to examine the relationship

Above the Crowd

Above the Crowd

U.Va. study says hand sanitizers not effective in preventing flu, colds

Window Treatment

Window Treatment

The Empire State Building, the iconic skyscraper featured in movies from King Kong to Sleepless in Seattle, is going green.

R&D Briefs

Bringing Bone Back to Life

Bone transplants often fail, but a new technique invented by Edward Botchwey, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and orthopaedic surgery, might make them more

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Southern Sensibility

    Charles Wright, professor emeritus of the U.Va. English department’s Creative Writing Program, is 2014-15 Poet Laureate of the United States.

  • The Future is Now

    A look inside the new, eco-friendly, amenity-filled, dorms on Alderman Road.

  • Better Living Through Architecture

    The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

  • The Tactile Library

  • Is Winning Everything?

    Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.

  • The Voice of His Generation

    Since launching Reddit.com with his dorm mate Steve Huffman (Engr ’05), Alexis Ohanian (Com ’05) has emerged as the face and voice against government restrictions on the Internet.

  • Any Given Saturday

    Go behind the scenes at Scott Stadium for a look at the inner workings of a Cavaliers football game.

  • Work Out Like A Wahoo

    U.Va.'s strength and conditioning team shows you how to work out like a Wahoo.

  • 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.