Topic: Environment

Cutting Carbon

Cutting Carbon

A partnership with Dominion Virginia Power will provide electricity to the University from a new solar farm in King William County, cutting UVA’s carbon footprint by 11 percent.

Spring 2017

A World of Change

A World of Change

UVA professors study regions far and near to understand the changing climate

To find out exactly how a changing climate affects us, UVA professors have undertaken studies that span the globe—from Virginia to the Arctic and beyond.

Spring 2015

Bee Hopeful

Bee Hopeful

Rare sighting sparks optimism for vanishing species

UVA prof. T’ai Roulston and his research team recently spotted a bumblebee that hadn’t been seen in the Eastern U.S. for five years.

Winter 2014

Look Ma, No Batteries

Look Ma, No Batteries

A UVA professor and his team of students are powering the Internet of Things

By combining the capabilities of the Internet, an expanding wireless network and ever-shrinking electronic devices, the Internet of Things is connecting devices and people in ways that could change our lives.

October 21, 2014

Flower Power

Flower Power

How sunflowers can clean up the environment

Catie Kitrinos (Col '15) aims to map sunflowers' ability to absorb heavy metals across its genome.

Fall 2014

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

UVA asks citizen scientists to help transcribe 7,000 botany records

Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.

Fall 2013

Better Than Space Camp

Better Than Space Camp

Graduate student spends summer at NASA

Environmental sciences grad student Adrianna Foster spends her summer break at NASA.

Fall 2013

The Secret Life of Plants and Trees

The Secret Life of Plants and Trees

Blandy Farm director describes nature's silent strategies for survival

Learn about the defense mechanisms of some of nature's most cunning survivors.

Summer 2013

Bottled Trouble

Bottled Trouble

Common chemical could have lasting effects on genes

BPA, a chemical found in everything from soda bottles to store receipts, could affect genes that play a role in social behavior across generations.

Winter 2012

State Court Guards UVA Climate Scientist and Research

State Court Guards UVA Climate Scientist and Research

Nearly two years after Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (Engr '91) expressed suspicions of fraud concerning climate research conducted at UVA, the Virginia State Supreme Court ruled that Cuccinelli's...

Summer 2012

Shaping the Future

Shaping the Future

One of the energizing aspects of daily life at UVA is the constant exposure to astonishing research, scholarship and other creative activities. Our faculty members are working at the...

Winter 2011

Drawing From Nature

Drawing From Nature

Mountain Lake Biological Station inspires art

Students carried five-gallon buckets that held their art supplies through the hardwood forest of the Appalachian Mountains. When they found something to draw, they turned the buckets over and...

Winter 2011

Following the Flow

Following the Flow

UVA scientists and educators assess and improve water quality

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

Winter 2011

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Highlights

Home to the Struggle

Home to the Struggle

Several UVA alumni were instrumental in the establishment of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Hear their stories.

Streak Show

Streak Show

An update on a running University tradition, stripped to its bare essentials.

Theatre of the Macabre

Theatre of the Macabre

Jefferson’s Anatomical Theatre gave way to grave robbers, the student Cadaver Society and, eventually, the wrecking ball.