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The Secret Life  of a Raindrop

The Secret Life of a Raindrop

A raindrop is never just a raindrop. Its value changes from friend to enemy, moneymaker to toxin.

175 Years of Engineering

175 Years of Engineering

The Mother of Invention

Celebrating its 175th anniversary, the Engineering School has established a legacy of research that’s helped change the world for the better. The school

Costly Cartoons?

The cartoon SpongeBob SquarePants rules the roost as the most popular television show for children between the ages of 2 and 12. But the program’s undersea mayhem may come at

Built to Last

Built to Last

Much has changed since 1836, when America needed engineers to build machinery for factories, bridges for roads and locks for canals, and the U.Va. Board of Visitors created a

The Game Plan

The Game Plan

President Teresa Sullivan with John Simon, provost; Michael Strine, COO; and Milton Adams, vice provost

President Teresa Sullivan recently outlined a number of goals for the University, one of

Following the Flow

Following the Flow

Suzanne Maben, gray-green waders hugging her legs, forges into the middle of Paine Run and, like a nurse monitoring

University Joins Consortium Addressing Global Water Issues

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

It Ain’t Easy Being Green

Frogs are disappearing and Kerry Kriger (Engr ‘96) says their extinctions are a bellwether for the survival of other species and ecosystems. In 2008, he founded the nonprofit, Save the

Jewel Box in the Woods

Jewel Box in the Woods

When architect Olle Lundberg (Arch ‘79) bought 16 acres overlooking the virgin forests of the Gualala River canyon in California, the first thing he and his wife, Mary, did was

What’s in the Water?

What’s in the Water?

Want to know what prescription and generic drugs are in your local wastewater? Now Virginia residents can check using a new website created by U.Va. engineering professors Lisa

Ticked Off Carnivores

Ticked Off Carnivores

Ticks are icky. They spread Lyme disease. And now it appears they might interfere with your ability to enjoy a hamburger. A team headed by Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, U

U.Va. and partner universities launch nanoelectronics center

The Consequences of Dinner

The Consequences of Dinner

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

Smart Mouth

Smart Mouth

Professor David Hill explains the sense of taste

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • World Class

    Former U.Va. women's soccer players Morgan Brian and Becky Sauerbrunn reunite with former coach Steve Swanson and bring home the World Cup.

  • Virginia Wins College World Series

    The Cinderella-story Cavaliers defeated Vanderbilt in three games to take home the program’s first national title.

  • Bringing the Team Together

    Kristin J. Behfar offers three helpful tips for how teams can communicate more effectively and function more smoothly.

  • Imagination Without Limits

    Alumna Fri Forjindam imagines the fantastic, then brings it to life at amusement parks.

  • Going the Distance

    The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index measures the long-term success of college graduates along three axes—and shows that U.Va. alumni come out ahead of their peers on each.

  • Up on the Roof

    The Rotunda renovation moved one step closer to completion as workers spent part of the summer tackling the next challenge: painting the roof.

  • Presidential Treatment

    After studying at perhaps the most architecturally famous school in America, a number of U.Va. graduates have gone on to work at presidential places and end up preserving more than just buildings.

  • Nesting

    Architecture alumnus Michael Perry draws inspiration from birds to design new homes—that attach to the sides of other buildings.