Topic: Faculty

The Hair Detective

The Hair Detective

For Professor Stephen Macko, a simple strand of hair can be surprisingly revealing

Through isotopic hair analysis, environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko can tell what his students ate for breakfast and what Oetzi the iceman enjoyed during an ancient repast.

Summer 2008

The Fast Track to…Where?

The Fast Track to…Where?

Professor raises questions as technology hurtles us forward

Rosalyn Berne (Col ’79, Grad ’99) looks at the rapid pace of change and asks researchers and students alike about the shape of the future.

Spring 2008

Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy

Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy

The problems of a culture short on shuteye

At UVA's Sleep Disorders Center, researchers chart the widely misunderstood territory where we spend a third of our lives.

Spring 2008

Grounded in the Stars

Grounded in the Stars

Kelsey Johnson discusses her research in the astrophysics surrounding star clusters.

Winter 2007

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Personalized Medicine

UVA computational biologist Jae Lee and UVA oncologist Dan Theodorescu have pioneered a new calculation method for cancer patients—specifically, an algorithm that can predict success...

Winter 2007

A Measured Gait

A Measured Gait

Walking ability as we age

Dr. Casey Kerrigan reads a lot into the way people carry themselves. As chair of UVA’s department of physical medicine and rehabilitation, she’s been investigating...

Winter 2007

Study investigates perception of female CEOs

Study investigates perception of female CEOs

The gender dynamic at the top

When a company announces a new female CEO, the news can be perceived as bad. Darden School of Business professor Erika James and co-researcher Peggy Lee at Arizona State...

Winter 2007

A Legume With Fight

A Legume With Fight

UVA professor helping to protect food staple

African cowpea farmers have long known their worst enemy. They call it “witchweed,” a parasite so virulent that it threatens to decimate what is a food staple...

Winter 2007

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Carbs not so bad after all

Glenn Gaeser's research suggests that a high-carbohydrate diet is not linked to weight gain.

Winter 2007

Blue, Orange and Green

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

Winter 2007

Bice Devices

Bice Devices

During his 46 years at the University, legendary psychology professor Ray Bice entertained and educated more than 27,000 students with his ingenious “Bice Devices.” An inventor and self-described tinkerer,...

Winter 2007

Building the Sciences

Building the Sciences

At its October meeting, the Board of Visitors endorsed a comprehensive approach to enhancing the sciences when it approved three major research buildings—one for Medicine, one for...

Winter 2007

Required Reading: John Portmann

Required Reading: John Portmann

An assistant professor of religious studies, John Portmann (Grad ’95) most recently authored A History of Sin. His other books include Bad For Us: The Lure of Self-Harm and...

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Sex and the Female Mind

Why are so many women dissatisfied?

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

The Wired Mind

The Wired Mind

Plugging into the heart of the brain

James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.

Winter 2007

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