Topic: Research

Weird Is Wonderful

Weird Is Wonderful

How workplaces can benefit from eccentric employees

Darden professor Martin Davidson discusses "weirdness" and explains how weird people may be our greatest resource.

Spring 2015

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

Two Thumbs Up

Two Thumbs Up

UVA hand surgeon constructs two thumbs for a boy born without them

Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the UVA Hand Center changed his life.

Spring 2015

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Difference Maker: Lauranett Lee

Alumna works tirelessly to bring the names of Virginia’s slaves out from the shadows

Alumna searches for references to enslaved people to add them to “Unknown No Longer,” a public database of enslaved Virginians who appear in inventories, bills of sale, wills and other records.

Spring 2015

The Shocking Truth

The Shocking Truth

A UVA study finds people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts

UVA psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson conducted a study that found that people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts.

February 24, 2015

Love Among the Equations

Love Among the Equations

Two UVA economics professors find proof of love (or, quantifiable evidence of caring) in their research.

February 20, 2015

Telling Stories, Digitally

Telling Stories, Digitally

Bethany Nowviskie, director of digital research & scholarship at the UVA library and director of the Scholars' Lab, discusses digital storytelling and what the online age has meant for the humanities.

January 19, 2015

Podcast People

Podcast People

Alumna Lulu Miller is the cohost of NPR’s new show Invisibilia

Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

January 19, 2015

The Facts of the Matter

The Facts of the Matter

Three decades after Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch’s education ideas gain traction

More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

Winter 2014

Better, Stronger, Faster

Better, Stronger, Faster

UVA’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors

UVA’s SPEED Clinic uses high-tech wizardry to help weekend warriors develop a better gait.

Winter 2014

Book Traces

Book Traces

New digital project brings hidden messages in old books to light

UVA English professor Andrew Stauffer is on a national mission to encourage readers to take a closer look at what's scribbled in the margins of books.

Winter 2014

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

Notes on the State of Virginia

Notes on the State of Virginia

A new app allows readers to explore two editions of Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia and a modern annotated and searchable text.

Winter 2014

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Highlights

The Whole Package

The Whole Package

The Cavaliers have proven consistent throughout the season, even without an all-star, and they hope their versatility holds up in the tournaments.

A Place to Remember

A Place to Remember

A new space between Clemons and Alderman libraries provides a place for students to reflect.

Tom the Builder

Tom the Builder

Thomas Jefferson was a visionary leader--and a meticulous construction manager.