Topic: Faculty

So Modern

So Modern

Dance students take the stage

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.

Winter 2008

R&D In Brief

R&D In Brief

Taste test

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...

Winter 2008

Fuel for Thought

Fuel for Thought

Interdisciplinary teams investigate different types of alternative energy

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...

Winter 2008

Setting the Biological Clock

Setting the Biological Clock

Study shows eye cells help regulate our wake and sleep cycles

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...

Winter 2008

Breaking the Law and Battling Demons

Breaking the Law and Battling Demons

UVA engineers aim to solve burning computer problem

“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...

Winter 2008

Elephant Speak

Elephant Speak

What the 2004 tsunami can tell us about animal communications

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.

Winter 2008

The Power of Normal

The Power of Normal

UVA changing misperceptions, behavior with social norms campaign

All UVA students are heavy drinkers, right? Wrong. The National Social Norms Institute at UVA addresses common misperceptions.

Winter 2008

A Bug Before a Bang

A Bug Before a Bang

Glitch doesn't diminish proton collider's promise

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.

Winter 2008

Q&A

Q&A

Literary Tribute: Rita Dove

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.

Winter 2008

Tomorrow Takes Shape

Tomorrow Takes Shape

President Casteen discusses new deans and other administrators joining the University in 2008.

Fall 2008

Required Reading: Marcia Day Childress

Required Reading: Marcia Day Childress

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...

Fall 2008

Teen Angst and Parental Stress

Teen Angst and Parental Stress

Adolescence can be a trying time for teens—but more so for their parents

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.

Fall 2008

A Balm for Burns

A Balm for Burns

Inventor receives award for gel

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.

Fall 2008

R&D In Brief

R&D In Brief

Hillary Bart-Smith works on an autonomous undersea vehicle based on manta rays, Laura Galloway analyzes the maternal effect in plants and more.

Fall 2008

Tapping Into the Brain

Tapping Into the Brain

Device allows people to communicate with their minds

Cognitive science professor Dennis Proffitt works on a new device to help patients with paralysis communicate.

Fall 2008

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

Alumnus brought his Broadway talents to Charlottesville to direct and choreograph A Chorus Line.

Engineering Entrepreneurship

Engineering Entrepreneurship

New efforts at the School of Engineering encourage engineering students to approach problems from an entrepreneur's perspective.

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.