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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

Over the Moon

Over the Moon

Image Courtesy of NASA Space Science Institute

It’s much too thin for us to breathe, but there is an atmosphere on Saturn’s icy moon Rhea. For the

Trees on the Move

Trees on the Move

Boreal forest in Siberia

Until recently, the northern part of the Great Russian forest—which is the size of the continental U.S.—was populated with larch trees, while

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

Step on the Gas

Step on the Gas

James Galloway and Allison Leach

If you want to better gauge how your lifestyle affects the environment, there is now a “nitrogen footprint” to set alongside your carbon footprint.<

Clearing the Air

Clearing the Air

Image by NASA

For nearly 18 months, University officials have been responding to requests for information from individuals and groups in a climate-change controversy that has found its way to

At the Ends of the Earth

At the Ends of the Earth

High school teacher Katey Shirey (Col '04, Grad '07) travels to Antarctica to study the fabric of the universe.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • Guilty Pleasure Reads

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

  • 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.

  • Sexual Assault and U.Va.

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

  • 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.

  • Capital Replacement

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Follow That Book!

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

  • Love Among the Equations

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