Breaking the Law and Battling Demons
UVA engineers aim to solve burning computer problem
What the 2004 tsunami can tell us about animal communications
The Dec. 26, 2004, earthquake resulted in a human death toll of a quarter million people, but few animals perished. Drawing on his pioneering research about elephant behavior, Michael Garstang, an emeritus professor of environmental sciences at UVA, is on the hunt to find out why.
The Power of Normal
UVA changing misperceptions, behavior with social norms campaign
All UVA students are heavy drinkers, right? Wrong. The National Social Norms Institute at UVA addresses common misperceptions.
A Bug Before a Bang
Glitch doesn't diminish proton collider's promise
Though the launch of the world’s most powerful particle accelerator was marked by a ding instead of a bang, the Large Hadron Collider still holds the promise of unlocking secrets about the essence of matter and insights into the Big Bang.
A Balm for Burns
Inventor receives award for gel
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.
R&D In Brief
Hillary Bart-Smith works on an autonomous undersea vehicle based on manta rays, Laura Galloway analyzes the maternal effect in plants and more.
Tapping Into the Brain
Device allows people to communicate with their minds
Cognitive science professor Dennis Proffitt works on a new device to help patients with paralysis communicate.
Lost Flower Power
Findings may explain current pollination crisis
A study by UVA researchers suggests that air pollution may be a cause for the decline in populations of pollinating insects, including bees.
Plastic surgery procedure has new applications
UVA plastic surgeon Adam Katz finds new applications for a fat grafting procedure.
Clues about what makes us red or blue
Research suggests that political affiliation may be the result of something deeper than conscious identification with an ideology.
Student uncovers far-reaching security threat
A doctoral student in computer engineering finds security flaws in an RFID chip commonly used in subway passes.
What Makes Snakes Scary?
Fear seems innate
A study by University psychologists suggests that fear of certain animals may be innate in humans.
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.
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.
Letters to the Editor
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.
Juvenile but Not Delinquent
Surprising findings on teen sexuality
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.
R&D in Brief
A Measured Gait
Walking ability as we age
Study investigates perception of female CEOs
The gender dynamic at the top
A Legume With Fight
UVA professor helping to protect food staple
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.
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.