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Women at U.Va.

I enjoyed reading your article [“A History of Women at U.Va.,” Spring 2011], however I was disappointed that there was no mention of women in

Who Are We Becoming?

Who Are We Becoming?

Demographers at the Center for Public Service study America's changing population.

We Are Stardust

We Are Stardust

Astronomy professor Edward M. Murphy (Grad '93, '96) knows how the universe began. He also has a pretty good idea of how it will end.

R&D Briefs

Galactic Insight

The discovery of a supermassive black hole in a tiny galaxy has challenged some assumptions held by astronomers. Scientists have long thought black holes and galaxies formed

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

Bird Food Redux

Bird Food Redux

For one U.Va. researcher, clues about the health of the environment lie in examining the feathers and vomit of birds.

Charles Clarkson (Grad ’14), a doctoral candidate

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

R&D Briefs

Smile, Milky Way

The universe can be viewed in a little sharper focus by one of the world’s most powerful telescopes, located in Arizona and partially owned by

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

Top Innovator

Top Innovator

Sorting Through Garbage

Sorting Through Garbage

As a country, the U.S. produces the most trash on earth. Where does your garbage go?

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

Research council cites strengths in U.Va. doctoral programs

The Trouble with Civilization

The Trouble with Civilization

Civilizations rise and fall. Why do they disintegrate? Is it better to live a "civilized" life?

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Follow That Book!

    How does a book get from the Ivy Stacks to you? Follow a book along its journey.

  • The Case for Compassionate Policing

    U.Va. law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

  • Sexual Assault and U.Va.

    An overview of how the University is responding to this issue.

  • Guilty Pleasure Reads

    Recommended beach reads from U.Va.'s literati.

  • Did You Know?

    Do you know which popular soft drink is named for a U.Va. alumnus? Or how about the top-secret military experiments conducted in the shadow of the Rotunda?

  • Love Among the Equations

    Two U.Va. economics professors find proof of love in their research.

  • Capital Replacement

    Here’s how 16 intricately carved blocks of marble—each weighing more than three tons—were swapped out.

  • Room of Errors

    The "room of errors" is a new training tool a U.Va. nursing professor uses to get everyone from interns to nurses to therapists thinking more about reducing medical errors.

  • A World of Change

    To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, U.Va. professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

  • What Lies Beneath

    Maintaining a 6-mile network of tunnels under Grounds is a never-ending job for U.Va.'s facilities workers. They spend every day of the year fixing valves, draining traps and conducting routine inspections on the pipes that heat the Grounds.

  • A Civil Occupation

    One hundred and fifty years ago this spring, the Union army marched into Charlottesville. Somehow, U.Va. was spared from its torches.