Topic: Research

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Study indicates Montessori might provide the best start

A Montessori education may give children better social and academic skills than those who attend traditional schools.

By the end of kindergarten, Montessori children outperformed their peers...

Spring 2007

Research Party

Research Party

More students are pursuing knowledge outside the lecture hall

Perhaps it represents a revival of intellectual curiosity, or, more cynically, a fine way to burnish one’s grad-school credentials. Whatever the motivation, increasing numbers of UVA undergraduates...

Spring 2007

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Eat Your Vegetables

Medical school professor Janet Cross and Dennis Templeton, chairman of the UVA Department of Pathology, have received a $1.3 million grant from the National Cancer...

Spring 2007

Almost All Air

Almost All Air

The remarkable properties of aerogels

UVA scientists led by Professor Pamela M. Norris research aerogels, solids that are 98 percent air.

Winter 2006

R&D In Brief

R&D In Brief

UVA pathologists have found a way to reverse muscular dystrophy in mice, a promising step in the search to eradicate this muscle-wasting disease in humans. A research team led by...

Winter 2006

Naming Evil

Naming Evil

Professor Jennifer Geddes analyzes the use of the word "evil" in a forthcoming book.

Winter 2006

Snap Judgments

Snap Judgments

Psychological test reveals hidden bias

The Implicit Association Test, developed by a team including UVA psychology professor Brian Nosek, shows the influence of unconscious attitudes on behavior.

Winter 2006

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

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Highlights

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.

Sports Chief

Sports Chief

Learn about Carla Williams, UVA's new athletics director.

Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine

A doctor thought she’d donate blankets and socks during Hurricane Harvey and ended up contributing so much more.

Getting a Read on Ryan

Getting a Read on Ryan

UVA's incoming president checked all the boxes the search committee was looking for. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a commitment to the student experience.