Topic: Research

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Professor’s work paints alarming portrait of Facebook’s power

Professor’s work paints alarming portrait of Facebook’s power

Spring 2019

It’s hot and getting hotter

It’s hot and getting hotter

Researchers in the Department of Environmental Studies predict that climate change will result in more hot days.

Fall 2018

Water for the World

Water for the World

UVA-developed tablet that kills pathogens can now clean more water, longer

A new tablet, developed by UVA engineers, could hold the answer to clean water for millions.

Fall 2018

Pick a number, not just any number

Pick a number, not just any number

Even the pros gravitate to a predictable pattern of numbers, professors find

Two UVA professors argue that all numbers are not equal in our minds.

Summer 2018

More than Money

More than Money

The UVA Licensing & Ventures Group Seed Fund helps University-affiliated ideas grow until they are successful enough to attract other funding.

Summer 2018

Strategic Investments

Strategic Investments

A look at how the University is using the SIF

Take a look at how the University is using the Strategic Investment Fund.

Spring 2018

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

Across the University, groups work on solutions from all angles

Researchers examine causes of the opioid crisis and take aim at solutions from different perspectives.

Spring 2018

Robot, take the wheel

Robot, take the wheel

In University lab, engineers teach autonomous vehicles to navigate an unpredictable world

Assistant Professor Nicola Bezzo's research focuses on creating systems to allow self-driving cars to deal with surprise events, such as a blown tire or sudden traffic.

Winter 2017

Quests & Answers

Quests & Answers

UVA R&D projects reach across disciplines, schools and the world

From workplace productivity to global health, from cybersecurity to yogurt serenity, UVA researchers reached across disciplines, schools and the world.

Fall 2017

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

More New Institutes Tackle Global Issues

Training the next generation to think outside of their disciplines is a goal of the UVA Global Infectious Diseases Institute and the Environmental Resilience Institute.

Fall 2017

Galaxy Quest

Galaxy Quest

UVA team’s discovery of elusive dwarf galaxies provides critical support for a theory of creations

Sandy Liss (Grad ’14, ’19), Sabrina Stierwalt and Chris Wiens’ (Col ’17) findings could give astronomers new data about how galaxies formed.

Summer 2017

Sensors & Sensibility

Sensors & Sensibility

UVA engineer explores the human side of wearables

At what point do wearable health sensors dehumanize patients? Learn about the abilities and limitations of these advanced detection methods through the eyes of science and sociology.

Spring 2017

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

What Can Voles Tell Us About Ourselves?

Behavioral epigenetics research shows how trauma can permanently change the way your genes function

Behavioral epigenetics is the study of how emotional trauma can affect the genes passed down to the next generation, and the study of prairie voles can shed some light on this phenomenon in humans.

Fall 2016

Human Computer

Human Computer

As a teenager, Caroyl Beddow Gooch measured the stars on Mount Jefferson

Caroyl Beddow Gooch's careful calculations of astronomical measurements helped McCormick Observatory become one of the world's top observatories in the mid-20th century.

Winter 2015

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Objects May Be Closer than They Appear

Cognitive science lab studies the factors that affect how we perceive what we see

Beauty is not the only thing in the eye of the beholder. Height. Distance. Effort. Cognitive psychologist Dennis Proffitt studies how we see the world around us.

Winter 2015

Print Shop

Print Shop

Dots and Lines of 3-D Bioprinters Help UVA Scientists, Step by Tiny Step

UVA has two of the most precise bioprinters in the nation. What can they do? How do they do it?

Winter 2015

The Sounds of the City

The Sounds of the City

Architecture professor records sounds of New York

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen launches a virtual library of New York City sounds.

Summer 2015

Galactic Bones

Galactic Bones

A UVA undergraduate’s research is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

Catherine Zucker (Col '15) conducts research that is helping to reveal the Milky Way’s “skeleton.”

April 13, 2015

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Wedded Wahoos

Wedded Wahoos

Do you love chuckling over awkward first-date tales or proposal mishaps? Well, we’ve got some fun for you.