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.
Burn victims suffer a unique agony. The pain of their injury is compounded by the rigorous cleansing required to ward off infection, a common and often fatal complication.
Hillary Bart-Smith works on an autonomous undersea vehicle based on manta rays, Laura Galloway analyzes the maternal effect in plants and more.
Cognitive science professor Dennis Proffitt works on a new device to help patients with paralysis communicate.
A study by UVA researchers suggests that air pollution may be a cause for the decline in populations of pollinating insects, including bees.
UVA plastic surgeon Adam Katz finds new applications for a fat grafting procedure.
Three decades and 451,908 applications later, Blackburn, 66, has announced that he will retire in June 2009.
Darden professor and former economist for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Ronald T. Wilcox examines the causes and consequences of America’s aversion to saving
A number of key leadership positions have been filled in recent months around Grounds. The following is a brief introduction to the people who will help guide the University in coming years.
The people and culture of Tibet have been a part of the UVA community for decades, and a new center provides a fresh link to an area of growing international focus.
After Faulkner arrived on Grounds, his "observations on ‘Virginia snobs’ caused somewhat of a sensation," wrote Virginius Dabney in Mr. Jefferson’s University. "He liked the state, he said, ‘because Virginians are all snobs and I like snobs.’"
A leading authority on the history of civil rights law, UVA law professor Michael J. Klarman won the 2005 Bancroft Prize for his book From Jim Crow to Civil Rights.
BackStory, a weekly call-in radio show, features UVA historians Peter Onuf and Brian Balogh teamed with Ed Ayers, president of the University of Richmond and a former UVA historian and dean, as the "history guys," and their on-air patter might beg comparisons with Click and Clack of NPR’s Car Talk.
"Orbiting the earth, as thrilling as it is, is not exploring space."
Since 2006, John Mason has been using his skills with a camera to capture the spirit and color of Carnival in Cape Town.
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.
Athletic trainer Ethan Saliba (Grad '86, '97) discusses advances in sports medicine and how to put together an effective (and safe) exercise program.
Lancaster will step down in August as dean of the UVA School of Nursing. She has held the position since 1989, making her the longest tenured dean on Grounds.
Through isotopic hair analysis, environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko can tell what his students ate for breakfast and what Oetzi the iceman enjoyed during an ancient repast.
Rosalyn Berne (Col ’79, Grad ’99) looks at the rapid pace of change and asks researchers and students alike about the shape of the future.
At UVA's Sleep Disorders Center, researchers chart the widely misunderstood territory where we spend a third of our lives.
Kelsey Johnson discusses her research in the astrophysics surrounding star clusters.