Topic: Environment

Help for a Degraded River

Help for a Degraded River

Engineering and architecture students collaborate to design the Learning Barge, a floating classroom meant to teach schoolchildren in Hampton Roads about ecology on the Elizabeth River.

Fall 2007

Watching Walruses

Watching Walruses

“Think of an earthworm that weighs two tons,” says G. Carleton Ray. “That’s a walrus.” A research professor of environmental sciences, Ray and...

Summer 2007

Taking the Temperature

Taking the Temperature

Global warming has researchers at UVA worried—and working—on numerous fronts

A Freeze-Thaw Cycle?

Global warming may have picked up steam with the dawn of the Industrial Age 200 years ago, but humans began altering the global climate thousands of years...

Summer 2007

Wind Chill?

Wind Chill?

UVA environmental scientist swept up in wind power controversy

Rick Webb finds himself in the paradoxical position of opposing both fossil fuels and wind as energy sources for electricity production.

Summer 2007

Trashing the Lawn

Trashing the Lawn

Students and staff members emptied two trash bins onto the Lawn on Nov. 15, but it wasn’t an act of vandalism, or even a protest. The idea was...

Spring 2007

Jolly Good Fellow

Jolly Good Fellow

Wooing top grad students

If not for her brother, Anna Estes might be unique among University students. How many can claim to have spent large portions of their childhood in Tanzania’s...

Spring 2007

Home by the Sea

Home by the Sea

University has new base for coastal research

UVA environmental scientists have been doing critical research on Virginia’s Eastern Shore for two decades. But until the August dedication of a new $2.5 million Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research...

Winter 2006

Queen of Slag

Queen of Slag

Transforming Industrial Wastelands

Hailed as the toxic beauty queen of brownfield remediation, landscape architect Julie Bargmann is helping to regenerate forsaken sites and bring them back into the community fold.

Summer 2006

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Highlights

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

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

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.