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Inventors of the year

The U.Va. Patent Foundation named professors Kevin R. Lynch and Timothy L. Macdonald the 2010 Edlich-Henderson Inventors of the Year. Their work happens at the



Researchers explore how we remember, what we remember and why we forget.


“Given the current state of the newspaper business, I share the concerns of many about the future of the free press—and especially about the potential impact that this

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

See how it works: A newly-discovered chemical compound that emits light.

The National Marriage Project offers five tips for marital bliss

The National Marriage Project offers five tips for marital bliss

Want to strengthen your marriage? You might need to focus not only on your relationship, but also your finances. After all, money problems are the leading indicator of impending

R&D Briefs

Phoning It In

An application that allows smart phone users to send CT scan images remotely has proved useful in helping radiologists make preliminary diagnoses in medical cases.

What, Me Worry?

What, Me Worry?

As they age, adults can look forward to one less thing to worry about—anxiety.

A U.Va. study determined that older adults are less anxious in

Rekindling Desire

Rekindling Desire

A new drug shows promise for women who lack sexual desire.

Young Boy with an “Old Person” Disease

Young Boy with an “Old Person” Disease

When people think about arthritis, they often think of it as an old person’s disease—certainly not something that affects children. Unfortunately, that is a misconception;

In National News: AIDS activist Tyler S. Spencer (Col ’07) among new Rhodes scholars

Supersized Ring

Supersized Ring

Astronomers recently found the largest planetary ring in the solar system swirling around Saturn.

Feeling Wobbly?

Feeling Wobbly?

Like a chain, the body is only as strong as its weakest link.

Burning Question

Our ancestors may have begun warming the planet 8,000 years ago.

Floating ideas

Floating ideas

The Learning Barge has gone from concept to classroom.

Letters to the Editor

Addiction Research

I found the article “Targeting Addiction” (Fall 2009) very intriguing. I especially was curious if Dr. Bankole Johnson’s research (or even topiramate itself) is applicable to other

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  • 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 Voice of His Generation

    Since launching 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.

  • 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 Robots Are Coming for Your Job

    Big changes are coming with artificial intelligence. Darden School of Business professor Edward D. Hess tells us how to get ready.

  • 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.

  • Making the Case for College

    Ian Baucom, the new dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, believes that U.Va. can provide leadership in reframing the role of higher education in America.

  • The Future is Now

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

  • Work Out Like A Wahoo

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