Topic: Environment

Serious Fun

Serious Fun

Simulation game tackles the Chesapeake Bay

The deplorable state of the Chesapeake Bay watershed is an unlikely subject for a multi-player computer game, but one developed at UVA just might play a role in efforts...

Summer 2010

A Volunteer’s Perspective

A Volunteer’s Perspective

Farming Arugula in the Republic of Georgia

Excerpts taken from C. Bruce Williams’ personal diary:

Tskaltubo City, Republic of Georgia September 2009

My host’s name is Zurab Janelidze. He...

November 18, 2009

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Debating Change

It was with great regret that I read of plans to “preserve” Mr. Jefferson’s original intentions for Pavilion X (“This Old Academical...

Summer 2009

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

The call of the wild beckons in many ways

A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.

Spring 2009

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

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

Deep Rooted

Deep Rooted

A look at the University’s shady side

What makes UVA such a special setting? The bricks and columns are nice, to be sure. But the trees around Grounds also deserve their due for the life, color and character they bring to the University.

Winter 2008

Green Thumbs Up

Green Thumbs Up

University making strides in sustainability

It’s not easy being green, but UVA is getting higher marks for its environmentally friendly programs.

Winter 2008

Lost Flower Power

Lost Flower Power

Findings may explain current pollination crisis

A study by UVA researchers suggests that air pollution may be a cause for the decline in populations of pollinating insects, including bees.

Fall 2008

Thirst for Knowledge

Thirst for Knowledge

Students' drinking water project wins award

When more than a billion people lack clean drinking water, the efforts of two UVA students might seem like a drop in the bucket.

Summer 2008

Overfertilized

Overfertilized

Professor's research tracks environmental threat

Galloway’s work earned him the 2008 Tyler Environmental Prize, which is administered by the University of Southern California and is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the fields of environmental science, energy and environmental health.

Summer 2008

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Alternative fuel

UVA physicists Bellave Shivaram and Adam Phillips have discovered a new class of hydrogen storage materials that could make the storage and transportation of energy more efficient...

Spring 2008

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

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Jefferson and Hemings

I would like to congratulate Maura Singleton for the well-researched and written article “Anatomy of a Mystery” (Fall 2007), which presents both sides of the...

Winter 2007

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Highlights

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.