Topic: Science

Subtopics:   Astronomy and Cosmology Biology Engineering Environment Geology Neuroscience Physics Psychology Sociology
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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Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

Enslaved Laborers Memorial Approved

The Freedom Ring memorial, a representation of the University’s relationship with slavery, is expected to be completed by the Bicentennial in 2019.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

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