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We Come from Old Virginia

We Come from Old Virginia

Faculty members look back on their years at UVA and give advice for the future

Eight longstanding faculty members look back on their years at the University.

November 14, 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

Better Living Through Architecture

Better Living Through Architecture

UVA's Center for Design and Health is working to improve environments around the world

The School of Architecture's Center for Design and Health studies ways to improve the design and planning of buildings and environments for human health.

Fall 2014

The Tactile Library

The Tactile Library

Fine arts library creates a new collection of building and design materials

Fall 2014

The Wake of Watergate

The Wake of Watergate

How the lessons of Nixon’s resignation 40 years ago should matter this November

Gerry Warburg shares lessons learned from Nixon's registration in 1974, including how voter participation can inspire bipartisan action.

Fall 2014

Nibbled to Death

Nibbled to Death

How an infectious amoeba kills cells by snacking on them

UVA researchers have found a parasitic infection that kills human cells by nibbling them to death.

Fall 2014

Faculty Update

Faculty Update

Several key positions around the University have been filled in recent months, including new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and a new CEO for the Medical Center.

Meet the new deans at the School of Architecture and the Batten School, and the Medical Center's new CEO.

Fall 2014

Unshackled

Unshackled

An alumnus describes his new book, influenced by his years working to integrate schools

June 17, 2014

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Trouble in Kindergarten?

Narrower focus comes with a cost

Kindergarten today isn't what it used to be, according to a study by two UVA researchers.

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

Bookmarked: Getting Down to Business

Bookmarked: Getting Down to Business

Darden Ideas to Action

A new site from the Darden School of Business offers practical articles by faculty that can be immediately implemented in the workplace.

Summer 2014

A Place for Kids

A Place for Kids

The Battle Building at UVA Children's Hospital will open its doors in June 2014.

Summer 2014

Darden Dean to Step Down

Darden Dean to Step Down

After nearly a decade as dean of the Darden School of Business, Robert F. Bruner will return to the faculty.

Summer 2014

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can't Do

What Your Smart Phone Photos Can’t Do

Photography art students learn that film and prints still matter

Art professor William Wylie talks about the work of his advanced photography students.

May 16, 2014

The Slick Bib

The Slick Bib

An alumnus describes his new invention for runners

May 14, 2014

The Cornerstone Plan

The Cornerstone Plan

UVA charts its course for the next five years

An infographic explains the implementation of the five-year strategic plan for the academic division of the University.

Spring 2014

R&D: The Brain

R&D: The Brain

Three different research teams at UVA turn their attention to the brain

UVA researchers look at genetic variation among brain cells; top-of-the-tongue phenomena; and a new method for diagnosing traumatic brain injuries.

Spring 2014

The Truth About Teenagers

The Truth About Teenagers

UVA researchers finding teen years actually rich with energy, imagination

What teenagers are looking for, researchers say, is a chance to put their growing ideas and capacities to work.

Spring 2014

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Decoding Honor

Decoding Honor

What 99 years of never-before compiled data reveal about the UVA Honor System.