Department: Research and Discovery

Deep-Rooted Politics

Deep-Rooted Politics

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.

Summer 2008

Hacked

Hacked

Student uncovers far-reaching security threat

A doctoral student in computer engineering finds security flaws in an RFID chip commonly used in subway passes.

Summer 2008

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

Taking the Temperature

Taking the Temperature

Global warming has researchers at UVA worried—and working—on numerous fronts

Summer 2007

Crime-Fighters

Crime-Fighters

E-School’s Web tool helps police catch crooks

Spring 2007

Learning Curve

Learning Curve

Study indicates Montessori might provide the best start

Spring 2007

Almost All Air

Almost All Air

The remarkable properties of aerogels

UVA scientists led by Professor Pamela M. Norris research aerogels, solids that are 98 percent air.

Winter 2006

Naming Evil

Naming Evil

Professor Jennifer Geddes analyzes the use of the word "evil" in a forthcoming book.

Winter 2006

Snap Judgments

Snap Judgments

Psychological test reveals hidden bias

The Implicit Association Test, developed by a team including UVA psychology professor Brian Nosek, shows the influence of unconscious attitudes on behavior.

Winter 2006

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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.