A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.
Engineers at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics are working on a new “virtual” crash-test dummy, existing entirely on computer and better simulating the intricacies of the body than a traditional dummy ever could.
In the world of alternative fuels, there may be nothing greener than pond scum.
An interdisciplinary team of UVA researchers is now investigating algae and other potential...
A switching mechanism in the eye plays a key role in regulating the sleep and wake cycles in mammals, UVA biologists have found.
Light receptor cells in...
The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake resulted in a human death toll of a quarter million people, but few animals perished. Drawing on his pioneering research about elephant behavior, Michael Garstang, an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at UVA, is on the hunt to find out why.
What makes UVA such a special setting? The bricks and columns are nice, to be sure. But the trees around Grounds also deserve their due for the life, color and character they bring to the University.
It’s not easy being green, but UVA is getting higher marks for its environmentally friendly programs.
Though the launch of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was marked by a ding instead of a bang, the Large Hadron Collider still holds the promise of unlocking secrets about the essence of matter and insights into the Big Bang.
For those of us who fear that all our efforts to raise our children to be bright, polite and responsible have failed miserably, Peter Sheras has a message: Don’t give up.
Hillary Bart-Smith works on an autonomous undersea vehicle based on manta rays, Laura Galloway analyzes the maternal effect in plants and more.
A study by UVA researchers suggests that air pollution may be a cause for the decline in populations of pollinating insects, including bees.
When more than a billion people lack clean drinking water, the efforts of two UVA students might seem like a drop in the bucket.
"Orbiting the earth, as thrilling as it is, is not exploring space."
The prospect of asteroids smashing into Earth might seem highly unlikely, but for astronomers like UVA research scientist Greg Black, it’s a scenario to be taken seriously. A large asteroid could cause catastrophic damage; asteroids have hit the planet many times in the past and may have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs.
Galloway’s work earned him the 2008 Tyler Environmental Prize, which is administered by the University of Southern California and is considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize in the fields of environmental science, energy and environmental health.