Vanessa L. Ochs is a UVA associate professor of religious studies and author most recently of Sarah Laughed and Inventing Jewish Ritual, which won the 2007 National Jewish Book Award in the category of contemporary Jewish life and practice.
Aerial balletics were on display in one of the many arrestingly choreographed pieces in "Strands in Motion," a fall dance concert that showcased original work by both faculty and students.
In a study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics, UVA Health System researchers reported that two interacting genes related to bitter taste sensitivity play an...
In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum.
An interdisciplinary team of UVA researchers is now investigating algae and other potential...
A switching mechanism in the eye plays a key role in regulating the sleep and wake cycles in mammals, UVA biologists have found.
Light receptor cells in...
“Laptops are very hot now, so hot that they are not ‘lap’ tops anymore,” says Avik Ghosh, a UVA assistant professor of engineering. He&rsquo...
The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake resulted in a human death toll of a quarter million people, but few animals perished. Drawing on his pioneering research about elephant behavior, Michael Garstang, an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at UVA, is on the hunt to find out why.
All UVA students are heavy drinkers, right? Wrong. The National Social Norms Institute at UVA addresses common misperceptions.
Though the launch of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was marked by a ding instead of a bang, the Large Hadron Collider still holds the promise of unlocking secrets about the essence of matter and insights into the Big Bang.
In September, the Library of Virginia honored Dove—whose distinctions range from receiving a Pulitzer Prize to being the former Poet Laureate of Virginia and the United States—with a lifetime achievement award.
President Casteen discusses new deans and other administrators joining the University in 2008.
Marcia Day Childress is an associate professor of medical education and director of programs in humanities for the UVA School of Medicine’s Center for Biomedical Ethics and...
For those of us who fear that all our efforts to raise our children to be bright, polite and responsible have failed miserably, Peter Sheras has a message: Don’t give up.
Burn victims suffer a unique agony. The pain of their injury is compounded by the rigorous cleansing required to ward off infection, a common and often fatal complication.
Hillary Bart-Smith works on an autonomous undersea vehicle based on manta rays, Laura Galloway analyzes the maternal effect in plants and more.