Topic: Technology

Top Innovator

Top Innovator

Computer scientist honored for technology tool

Helping researchers do their research has earned one UVA scientist a spot among the leading young innovators in the world.

Kim Hazelwood, assistant professor of computer science...

Winter 2010

News Briefs

News Briefs

Historic Appointment

For the first time, the Board of Visitors has elected a female vice rector. Helen E. Dragas (Col ’84, GSBA ’88) will succeed current rector John O....

Winter 2010

Bookmarked: Showtime

Bookmarked: Showtime

theonlinemusical.com

Students Matt Savarese (Col ’12) and Jeffrey Luppino-Esposito (Col ’11) have created an interactive, online musical that’s posted every week on YouTube. With the help of a...

Winter 2010

Bookmarked: Faulkner at Virginia

Bookmarked: Faulkner at Virginia

faulkner.lib.virginia.edu

“The past is never dead. It’s not even past,” William Faulkner wrote in Requiem for a Nun. The author’s two terms as writer-in-residence...

Fall 2010

Online, In Touch

Online, In Touch

Web site ‘a good place to explore’

Need career guidance? Eager to stay in touch with your former roommate? Want to peruse recent research on heart disease—or hedge funds? Then take a stroll through...

Spring 2010

A Wink Is as Good as a Nod

A Wink Is as Good as a Nod

Head movements trump gender in conversation

Watch a video that shows how researchers change perceived gender with video conferencing software.

Fall 2009

No More Backpacks

No More Backpacks

Darden School to test Kindle’s potential

Students at the Darden School of Business may be getting a glimpse of the future of education this year. Online retailer Amazon selected Darden as one of seven schools...

Fall 2009

Dolley Madison Goes Digital

Dolley Madison Goes Digital

New version of former first lady's papers fuels scholarship

Dolley Madison was famous for being the ultimate hostess, and now a project headed by Holly Shulman uses the tools of the digital age to open new windows onto the life and times of the former first lady.

Summer 2009

Required Reading: Deborah Johnson

Required Reading: Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson teaches applied ethics in the Department of Science, Technology and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. She co-edited Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future.

Summer 2009

Hacked

Hacked

Student uncovers far-reaching security threat

A doctoral student in computer engineering finds security flaws in an RFID chip commonly used in subway passes.

Summer 2008

Engineering Change

Engineering Change

Jill Tietjen named distinguished alumna

One of the first women to graduate from the University’s School of Engineering is the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Alumna Award, presented by the Women’s...

Summer 2007

Opening Up the Web

Opening Up the Web

More accessible pages

The University’s Web pages are becoming much friendlier for those with disabilities. An automated software service enables pages to be automatically converted into a format optimized for...

Summer 2007

Warring Over Wikipedia

Enter at your own risk?

Amid debate over Wikipedia's use as an academic resource, UVA professors weigh in with their opinions on the online encyclopedia as a research tool.

April 15, 2007

Crime-Fighters

Crime-Fighters

E-School’s Web tool helps police catch crooks

The history of interaction between police officers and college students has had its fair share of friction. Today, though, Virginia cops might tip their hats to students from UVA...

Spring 2007

Required Reading: W. Bernard Carlson

Required Reading: W. Bernard Carlson

A UVA professor of science, technology and society, W. Bernard Carlson’s seven-volume Technology in World History was published in 2005. He’s now finishing a biography of...

Spring 2007

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Highlights

From Bosnia, With Love

From Bosnia, With Love

A stint in Sarajevo inspired Katie Gar Ward (Col ’08) to do something for the country's many street dogs.

Pardon Our French

Pardon Our French

Founder’s Day, Paris 1919, the great party after the Great War, where they sang the “The Good Old Song” in what passed for French.