Topic: Research

Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

Predicting Crime, 140 Characters at a Time

A UVA professor works at predicting crime patterns via Twitter

UVA research professor Matthew Gerber has developed a computer program that uses Twitter to predict crime patterns.

Winter 2014

The Robots Are Coming for Your Job

The Robots Are Coming for Your Job

Experts predict robots could replace close to two-thirds of American jobs in the next 25 years. Darden professor Edward Hess tells us how to outsmart them.

Big changes are coming with artificial intelligence. Darden School of Business professor Edward D. Hess tells us how to get ready.

October 21, 2014

Look Ma, No Batteries

Look Ma, No Batteries

A UVA professor and his team of students are powering the Internet of Things

By combining the capabilities of the Internet, an expanding wireless network and ever-shrinking electronic devices, the Internet of Things is connecting devices and people in ways that could change our lives.

October 21, 2014

Do the Robot

Do the Robot

You may encounter dancing robots in the lab of engineering professor Amy LaViers, who studies human movement to improve robotic applications.

In her lab in UVA’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

October 21, 2014

The Science of Data

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Fall 2014

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

The Tactile Library

The Tactile Library

Fine arts library creates a new collection of building and design materials

In a small, windowless room in the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library, a new library collection is growing. The room’s shelves are lined with boxes of all...

Fall 2014

Is Winning Everything?

Is Winning Everything?

UVA professor looks at the role of competition in American culture

Media studies professor Shilpa Davé looks at ideas of competition, from The Hunger Games and America's Got Talent to college admissions and spelling bees.

Fall 2014

Nibbled to Death

Nibbled to Death

How an infectious amoeba kills cells by snacking on them

UVA researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.

Fall 2014

Punching Out

Punching Out

The Ebola virus breaks through immune systems like a boxer

Lukas Tamm and his small team of researchers at UVA are making strides in figuring out how the Ebola virus works.

Fall 2014

God Is in the Details

God Is in the Details

UVA instructor uncovers an overlooked facet of Jefferson statue

A visiting professor points out a curious feature of the Jefferson statue, and lecturer W. Scott Harrop investigates its meaning.

Fall 2014

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Narrower focus comes with a cost

Kindergarten today isn't what it used to be, according to a study by two UVA researchers.

Summer 2014

Tracking Racial Bias in Children

Tracking Racial Bias in Children

Study indicates perceptions begin changing at age 7

A graduate student's research potentially identifies the nexus point for future biases seen in adults.

Summer 2014

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Stem Cell Breakthrough

UVA scientists’ discovery could lead to organ and tissue regeneration

The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

Summer 2014

Tales of Early America

Tales of Early America

History professors shed new light on country’s formative years

Two UVA history professors receive major accolades for their scholarship.

Summer 2014

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Highlights

Faces of Grounds

Faces of Grounds

They have long tenure, but they don’t grade and they don’t judge. They make you feel at home.

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.

Learning to Grow

Learning to Grow

A January Term class teaches students to ask better questions and to be open to challenge in school and in life.