Topic: Research

Burning Question

Burning Question

Early farmers changed the weather

Our ancestors may have begun warming the planet 8,000 years ago.

Winter 2009

Floating Ideas

Floating Ideas

Learning Barge takes to the water

The Learning Barge has gone from concept to classroom.

Winter 2009

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Less stress for medical students, tests for toddlers and the power of popularity among teens.

Fall 2009

Snooze Alarm

Snooze Alarm

Seniors get wake-up call about too little sleep

Fall 2009

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

From DNA to the N.I.H.

From DNA to the N.I.H.

Geneticist to lead health efforts

Francis S. Collins to head multi-billion dollar research institute.

Fall 2009

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Medical dean featured in GQ magazine

Medical School dean Steven T. DeKosky is a “Rock Star of Science,” according to the June issue of GQ magazine.

Fall 2009

Targeting Addiction

Targeting Addiction

One man’s quest on the path of discovery

Addiction is a disease that affects millions. Dr. Bankole Johnson is developing a pharmaceutical treatment for it.

Fall 2009

Can't Buy Me Love

Can’t Buy Me Love

Why do couples break up?

Jeff Dew found that the only type of disagreement that predicted whether a cohabiting couple would break up was money.

July 16, 2009

Honors

Honors

Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.

Summer 2009

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

Psychologists explore everyone's favorite emotion

How would you reply if a psychologist asked how satisfied you were with your life? A trio of UVA professors delve into what makes us happy.

Spring 2009

A Smarter Dummy

A Smarter Dummy

UVA engineers building “virtual” crash test dummy

Engineers at UVA’s Center for Applied Biomechanics are working on a new “virtual” crash-test dummy, existing entirely on computer and better simulating the intricacies of the body than a traditional dummy ever could.

Spring 2009

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Highlights

Thinking Big

Thinking Big

The Class of 2020’s student leaders bring big ideas, diverse experiences.

Match Madness

Match Madness

After years of hard work, medical students find their future in an envelope.