Topic: Research

What Makes Snakes Scary?

What Makes Snakes Scary?

Fear seems innate

A study by University psychologists suggests that fear of certain animals may be innate in humans.

Summer 2008

Thirst for Knowledge

Thirst for Knowledge

Students' drinking water project wins award

When more than a billion people lack clean drinking water, the efforts of two UVA students might seem like a drop in the bucket.

Summer 2008

Overfertilized

Overfertilized

Professor's research tracks environmental threat

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.

Summer 2008

The Hair Detective

The Hair Detective

For Professor Stephen Macko, a simple strand of hair can be surprisingly revealing

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.

Summer 2008

Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy

Sleepy, Dopey, Grumpy

The problems of a culture short on shuteye

At UVA's Sleep Disorders Center, researchers chart the widely misunderstood territory where we spend a third of our lives.

Spring 2008

Our Daily Bread

Our Daily Bread

Carbs not so bad after all

Glenn Gaeser's research suggests that a high-carbohydrate diet is not linked to weight gain.

Winter 2007

Blue, Orange and Green

Blue, Orange and Green

The growing environmental sensibility on Grounds

Though the pace of change might not suit everyone, UVA is moving toward a greener future on many fronts.

Winter 2007

Sex and the Female Mind

Sex and the Female Mind

Why are so many women dissatisfied?

Professor Anita Clayton (Med '82) explores the psychological dimension of women's discontentment with their sexual experiences.

Winter 2007

The Wired Mind

The Wired Mind

Plugging into the heart of the brain

James Coan probes how the mind reacts to emotional situations, from holding hands to being homesick. Barry Condron blazes trails with computer images of fruit flies.

Winter 2007

Getting Out of a Jam

Getting Out of a Jam

Using technology to get more from our roads

Worsening traffic on Virginia roads demands high-tech solutions. The Smart Travel Lab uses advanced computer models to develop them.

Fall 2007

Altered States

Altered States

Scientists analyze the near-death experience

For the past 30 years, UVA psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has tried to reach a scientific understanding of the phenomenon known as the near-death experience.

Summer 2007

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Study indicates Montessori might provide the best start

Spring 2007

Research Party

Research Party

More students are pursuing knowledge outside the lecture hall

Spring 2007

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Highlights

New Faces at the Helm

New Faces at the Helm

With plans to extend UVA’s reach beyond Grounds, new deans are leading three UVA schools.