Topic: Research

Pick a number, not just any number

Pick a number, not just any number

Even the pros gravitate to a predictable pattern of numbers, professors find

Two UVA professors argue that all numbers are not equal in our minds.

Summer 2018

More than Money

More than Money

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund helps University-affiliated ideas grow until they are successful enough to attract other funding.

Summer 2018

Strategic Investments

Strategic Investments

A look at how the University is using the SIF

Take a look at how the University is using the Strategic Investment Fund.

Spring 2018

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Across the University, groups work on solutions from all angles

Researchers examine causes of the opioid crisis and take aim at solutions from different perspectives.

Spring 2018

Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

UVA R&D projects reach across disciplines, schools and the world

From workplace productivity to global health, from cybersecurity to yogurt serenity, UVA researchers reached across disciplines, schools and the world.

Fall 2017

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

UVA team’s discovery of elusive dwarf galaxies provides critical support for a theory of creations

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

Summer 2017

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

UVA engineer explores the human side of wearables

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.

Spring 2017

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

Behavioral epigenetics research shows how trauma can permanently change the way your genes function

Behavioral epigenetics is the study of how emotional trauma can affect the genes passed down to the next generation, and the study of prairie voles can shed some light on this phenomenon in humans.

Fall 2016

Human Computer

Human Computer

As a teenager, Caroyl Beddow Gooch measured the stars on Mount Jefferson

Caroyl Beddow Gooch's careful calculations of astronomical measurements helped McCormick Observatory become one of the world's top observatories in the mid-20th century.

Winter 2015

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Cognitive science lab studies the factors that affect how we perceive what we see

Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. Height. Distance. Effort. Cognitive psychologist Dennis Proffitt studies how we see the world around us.

Winter 2015

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Highlights

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions

Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.

Ready to Spin Off

Ready to Spin Off

Jason George (Com ’94) looks back on his time at UVA while looking forward to his role as a firefighter in a Grey’s Anatomy spin-off.