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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Setting aside the Nash equilibrium popularized by “A Beautiful Mind,” Denis Nekipelov examines the consequences of the dynamic, potentially volatile algorithms used in today’s online markets. Could they lead to a stock market crash?

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 | Katie McNally

LeiLei Secor is not your average student worker; her online jewelry store has made more than $100,000 in just three years. She spent her most successful year yet juggling classes and operating the business out of her dorm.

Monday, July 6, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Students in the Virginia-North Carolina Alliance for Minority Participation are spending eight weeks at U.Va. deep in hands-on research in STEM fields including robotics, health informatics and big data.

Monday, July 6, 2015 | Josh Barney

Atherosclerosis – best known as hardening of the arteries – is the leading cause of death worldwide. A new study finds that researchers knew less about the disease than they thought, but suggests a possible new avenue for treatment.

Monday, July 6, 2015 | Sophie Zunz

The inaugural Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Global Innovation will recognize an individual for his or her role in guiding a significant global innovation that creates value for humanity.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Dan Heuchert

The awards roundup also includes a youth violence expert honored by a Sandy Hook family group and a nephrologist awarded $100,000 to support her research.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Michelle Koidin Jaffee

Edward McDonnell said business and engineering students have much to learn from one another. By combining different students’ skills and knowledge in business and technology, they can form interdisciplinary teams and work to start new companies.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University of Virginia engineering professor Maite Brandt-Pearce and former student Mohammad Noshad want to revolutionize wireless communication with light waves.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Students working on Eduardo Montes-Bradley’s documentary film, “Monroe Hill,” are learning the history of where they live, along with film production firsthand, from academic research to scriptwriting to interviewing to sound and lighting.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Josh Barney

An international team led by U.Va.’s Lukas Tamm will look at changes in the virus’s outer envelope as it adapts to different hosts, with an eye toward predicting possible pandemics.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

President Sullivan urged members of the University community to review the Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Other Forms of Interpersonal Violence as the beginning of the new academic year approaches.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Katie McNally

The latest edition of the Cooper Center’s Virginia News Letter explains plans for more accurate fault line mapping in Virginia and strategies for better emergency preparedness in the wake of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in 2011.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Students in William Guilford’s classes go well beyond textbooks and drawings, creating real solutions to real problems – and perhaps even profiting from their ideas.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Katie McNally

Research and policy analyst Annie Rorem believes that solid mathematical proof is the best way to promote social justice, and she wants more lawmakers to see the solutions hidden behind the statistics.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Baragiola, Alice and Guy Wilson Professor of Engineering Physics and Materials Science, was “always looking for questions” and was a key figure in the rise of the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Will Mullany

WXTJ – U.Va.’s all-student-run radio station – is slated to begin broadcasting on the frequency of 100.1 FM sometime within the coming months.

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Josh Barney

New laboratory technology that gives doctors the power to examine patients’ DNA quickly and effectively represents “a big step forward for the institution and the patients who come here,” director of the lab Dr. Mani S. Mahadevan said.

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Caroline Newman

In his 29th and final season with the summer theater, director Robert Chapel has assembled a five-show lineup to make you laugh – a lot – and learn something too.

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Skylar Frederick

As part of an effort to include more maker-infused curriculum in the local schools, a group of educators spent time in D.C. learning, building and reminiscing about U.Va.

Friday, June 26, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Kristopher Norris and Sam Speers’ new book offers case studies of five churches, ranging from an evangelical megachurch in California to a Baltimore congregation in the thick of the gay rights movement.

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