Topic: Science

Subtopics:   Astronomy and Cosmology Biology Engineering Environment Geology Neuroscience Physics Psychology Sociology
Putting Enemies on the Couch

Putting Enemies on the Couch

Vamik Volkan’s unofficial diplomacy

A professor emeritus of psychiatry at UVA, Vamik Volkan occupies a rare niche in his profession, examining global politics and ethnic conflict through the prism of psychoanalysis.

Spring 2007

On the Brink

On the Brink

Saving a language from extinction

There are about 6,900 living languages in the world. By 2100, experts predict, 90 percent of them will cease to be. Once a language dies, the DNA of an entire culture vanishes...

Spring 2007

Trashing the Lawn

Trashing the Lawn

Students and staff members emptied two trash bins onto the Lawn on Nov. 15, but it wasn’t an act of vandalism, or even a protest. The idea was...

Spring 2007

Jolly Good Fellow

Jolly Good Fellow

Wooing top grad students

If not for her brother, Anna Estes might be unique among University students. How many can claim to have spent large portions of their childhood in Tanzania’s...

Spring 2007

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

Open to Anomalies

Open to Anomalies

UVA professor leads one of the oddest scientific societies around

The Society for Scientific Exploration provides a forum for discussion of theories that mainstream scientific journals refuse to touch—from dowsing to UFOs.

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

The Cerenkov Blue

The Cerenkov Blue

When UVA went nuclear

In 1960, UVA was on the vanguard of the emerging field of nuclear energy. Then came Three Mile Island.

Summer 2006

Queen of Slag

Queen of Slag

Transforming Industrial Wastelands

Hailed as the toxic beauty queen of brownfield remediation, landscape architect Julie Bargmann is helping to regenerate forsaken sites and bring them back into the community fold.

Summer 2006

Ultimate Questions

Ultimate Questions

The Debate Over Intelligent Design

Two centuries after the founding of Thomas Jefferson's university, students and faculty are still exploring the interplay among science, religion and the state.

Summer 2006

Once and Future Plague

Once and Future Plague

Coming to grips with a pandemic

Will avian flu be the next plague? Medical experts and scholars at UVA assess the past for clues and weigh in on the consequences of an influenza pandemic.

Spring 2006

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Highlights

The Exit Interview

The Exit Interview

Teresa A. Sullivan talks with us about her presidency with characteristic grit and grace.

Making the Scene

Making the Scene

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

Bud Life

Bud Life

Along winding walkways and serpentine walls, our photo essay leads you down the gardens’ paths.

Infrequently Asked Questions

Infrequently Asked Questions

Even if you’re not physically strolling the Lawn, let this list of UVA fun facts bring you back, in multiple small ways, to life on Grounds.