Topic: Science

Subtopics:   Astronomy and Cosmology Biology Engineering Environment Geology Neuroscience Physics Psychology Sociology
Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

In new book, alum details the immense work of bringing space shuttle Columbia home

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

Summer 2018

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

In University lab, engineers teach autonomous vehicles to navigate an unpredictable world

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.

Winter 2017

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

Popular How Things Work class gives away the secrets to the physical world

The physics class, created by professor Louis Bloomfield in 1991, is a big hit with nonscience majors.

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

Cutting Carbon

Cutting Carbon

A partnership with Dominion Virginia Power will provide electricity to the University from a new solar farm in King William County, cutting UVA’s carbon footprint by 11 percent.

Spring 2017

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

NASA’s Unseen Heroes

Alumna discovers a bestseller and major motion picture in her own backyard

Margot Lee Shetterly discovered an important part of American space race history in her own childhood neighborhood.

Winter 2016

Our Solar System, Ourselves

Our Solar System, Ourselves

Engineering students study the anthropology of outer space

What exactly is "the Anthropology of Outer Space," and how does it help science students gain valuable perspective about their work?

Winter 2016

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

UVA Establishes Brain Institute

UVA Establishes Brain Institute

The University is taking another step toward a better understanding of the brain through its newest initiative: the UVA Brain Institute. Here’s what they hope to accomplish through cross-Grounds collaboration in the field of neuroscience.

Fall 2016

News Briefs

News Briefs

University Advancement and the Women’s Center gain new leadership; new leaders appointed to the Board of Visitors; two distinguished Writers-in-Residence come to Grounds.

Fall 2016

Good Science

Good Science

Years ago, a UVA scientist made a discovery that led to a Nobel Prize

In a series of experiments in a lab on Grounds in 1977, pharmacology professor Alfred G. Gilman made a breakthrough that won him a Nobel Prize.

Summer 2016

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Saying Sorry Matters, Study Says

Psychology graduate student Marissa Drell wanted to know: Does an apology help a child feel better? She set up an experiment to find out.

Spring 2016

X Marks the Spot…For Now

X Marks the Spot…For Now

Astronomy professor decodes a mystery of shifting prime meridian

Astronomy professor Ken Seidelmann helped solve a minor mystery of the GPS era: Did the prime meridian move?

Spring 2016

The Choice is Yours

The Choice is Yours

Changing interpretation of a situation makes a difference

Many Americans suffer from anxiety disorders, yet few seek treatment. A positive emotional response to anxiety can make it more manageable, says UVA psychology professor Bethany Teachman.

Spring 2016

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Highlights

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.

Measured in Degrees

Measured in Degrees

UVA will confer another several thousand diplomas this spring. We’ve broken down past years’ academic degrees by disciplines. Take a look, and maybe a few clicks, at our interactive charts to explore the two-decade trends in subject-matter popularity.

Looking back on tragedy

Looking back on tragedy

Mike Leinbach (Arch ’76, Engr ’81) led the extraordinary effort to piece together the space shuttle Columbia just days after he gave the go-ahead at its launch.

Celebrating University Hall

Celebrating University Hall

U-Hall was home to UVA basketball for 41 years. Celebrate some of the sports victories and other highlights in this retrospective.