Topic: Research

R&D Briefs

R&D Briefs

Research and discovery briefs on summer reading and forensic psychologists and psychiatrists.

Winter 2013

The Truth About Redshirting

The Truth About Redshirting

UVA researcher finds only certain communities delay kindergarten for their children

UVA researcher finds only certain communities delay kindergarten for their children.

Winter 2013

Big Plans for Big Data

Big Plans for Big Data

New institute to tap into the power of information

Big data is seemingly everywhere these days. Sets of data so massive and complex that they require sophisticated tools to analyze, big data figures into every mouse click on...

Winter 2013

Your Office Chair is Killing You

Your Office Chair is Killing You

Standing up at work could save your life

Standing up at work could save your life and even boost your productivity.

November 19, 2013

Are We Alone?

Are We Alone?

Astronomy professor Ed Murphy considers the chances

How exactly can you evaluate whether there really might be life on other planets? The answer is a paradox, says UVA astronomy professor Ed Murphy.

Fall 2013

How Connected Are We?

How Connected Are We?

Alumnus examines the hidden inequalities of social networks

Brian G. Southwell (Col '95) researches public understanding of science and evaluates large-scale mass media campaigns. His new book, Social Networks and Popular Understanding of Science and Health: Sharing Disparities,...

September 30, 2013

A Clearer Picture  of Poverty

A Clearer Picture of Poverty

Significant flaws in existing measures discovered

A researcher sets out to design a new poverty gauge for Virginia and discovers flaws in the existing measures.

Fall 2013

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

Crowdsourcing Historical Collections

UVA asks citizen scientists to help transcribe 7,000 botany records

Citizen scientists help the UVA library and Mountain Lake Biological Station transcribe 7,000 botany records.

Fall 2013

Bookmarked: Founders Online

Bookmarked: Founders Online

http://founders.archives.gov/

A new website offers free access to the papers of six of America's founding fathers.

Fall 2013

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

Solar Solutions Take the Prize

UVA engineering team wins international competition

UVA engineering team wins international competition with solar-powered wheelchair.

Fall 2013

Better Than Space Camp

Better Than Space Camp

Graduate student spends summer at NASA

Environmental sciences grad student Adrianna Foster spends her summer break at NASA.

Fall 2013

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Highlights

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.

Singular Sensation

Singular Sensation

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

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

Lear deBessonet (Col ’02) and Jon Provan (Col ’09) are proving themselves in New York theater