Topic: Science

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Ordinary Genius

Ordinary Genius

Henry Muhlbauer is majoring in engineering at UVA He is also 12 years old.

Twelve-year-old engineering student Henry Muhlbauer discusses his life on Grounds.

Spring 2015

Two Thumbs Up

Two Thumbs Up

UVA hand surgeon constructs two thumbs for a boy born without them

Connor Woodle was born without thumbs. A procedure performed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra at the UVA Hand Center changed his life.

Spring 2015

The Case for Compassionate Policing

The Case for Compassionate Policing

UVA law professor argues for greater understanding between police officers and citizens

UVA law professor Josh Bowers advocates for a shift in the ways police officers see people and people see police officers. We are all human, he says, and entitled to dignified treatment.

Spring 2015

The Shocking Truth

The Shocking Truth

A UVA study finds people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts

UVA psychology professor Timothy D. Wilson conducted a study that found that people would rather be shocked than be alone with their thoughts.

February 24, 2015

Podcast People

Podcast People

Alumna Lulu Miller is the cohost of NPR’s new show Invisibilia

Alumna Lulu Miller (Grad '13) and Alix Spiegel have created a new National Public Radio show with a focus on how invisible forces influence human behavior.

January 19, 2015

The Facts of the Matter

The Facts of the Matter

Three decades after Cultural Literacy, E.D. Hirsch’s education ideas gain traction

More than 25 years after publishing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know, E.D. Hirsch is seeing the teaching philosophies he's championed for becoming a basis for curriculum changes across America.

Winter 2014

Bee Hopeful

Bee Hopeful

Rare sighting sparks optimism for vanishing species

UVA prof. T’ai Roulston and his research team recently spotted a bumblebee that hadn’t been seen in the Eastern U.S. for five years.

Winter 2014

The Robots Are Coming for Your Job

The Robots Are Coming for Your Job

Experts predict robots could replace close to two-thirds of American jobs in the next 25 years. Darden professor Edward Hess tells us how to outsmart them.

Big changes are coming with artificial intelligence. Darden School of Business professor Edward D. Hess tells us how to get ready.

October 21, 2014

Look Ma, No Batteries

Look Ma, No Batteries

A UVA professor and his team of students are powering the Internet of Things

By combining the capabilities of the Internet, an expanding wireless network and ever-shrinking electronic devices, the Internet of Things is connecting devices and people in ways that could change our lives.

October 21, 2014

Do the Robot

Do the Robot

You may encounter dancing robots in the lab of engineering professor Amy LaViers, who studies human movement to improve robotic applications.

In her lab in UVA’s Olsson Hall, Amy LaViers, assistant professor in systems and information engineering, can make robots dance.

October 21, 2014

The Science of Data

The Science of Data

University President Teresa Sullivan discusses the new Master of Science in Data Science program, and explains the growing importance of Big Data.

Fall 2014

Flower Power

Flower Power

How sunflowers can clean up the environment

Catie Kitrinos (Col '15) aims to map sunflowers' ability to absorb heavy metals across its genome.

Fall 2014

Tracking Racial Bias in Children

Tracking Racial Bias in Children

Study indicates perceptions begin changing at age 7

A graduate student's research potentially identifies the nexus point for future biases seen in adults.

Summer 2014

Stem Cell Breakthrough

Stem Cell Breakthrough

UVA scientists’ discovery could lead to organ and tissue regeneration

The research is the first to show that a group of embryonic cells can be directed to grow in a particular way by stimulating only two signals that govern cell development.

Summer 2014

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Highlights

Period Pieces

Period Pieces

Encyclopedia Virginia managing editor Brendan Wolfe has turned a Virginia Magazine feature into a book.

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

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