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Friday, July 18, 2014 | Kyle Kondik

The Center for Politics will update its interactive maps weekly, showing which way its analysts believe races for the House, Senate and governorships are leaning and explaining the logic behind changes in ratings.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Lauren Jones

A University of Virginia undergraduate is spending her summer researching the abilities of different sunflower types to absorb heavy metals for purposes ranging from environmental cleanup to safe consumer products.

Thursday, July 3, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

People are focused on the external world and don’t enjoy spending much time alone thinking, according to a new study led by U.Va. psychologist Timothy Wilson and published in the journal Science.

Thursday, June 12, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Librarian of Congress James Billington said of Wright, “For almost 50 years his poems have reckoned with what he calls ‘language, landscape and the idea of God.’”

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Being cool as a teenager may not be so cool later, according to a new U.Va. psychology study. The problem, researchers say, is that staying in the top spot often requires more and more extreme behavior.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Bacteria that cause meningitis and gonorrhea seemed to evade detection by the body’s immune system before flaring up. U.Va. chemist Linda Columbus and her research team want to know how.

Friday, June 6, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

Confrontational and deceptive interrogation techniques are inappropriate for the developing adolescent mind, according to Todd Warner’s psychology study at U.Va.

Thursday, June 5, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Onyinye Ihezukwu says the Creative Writing Program gives her the time and space “to listen to the silence behind the noise of conventional living,” which enriches her storytelling.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

A pioneer in digital humanities, Jerome J. McGann joins an elite group of scholars and scientists in the American Philosophical Society, an organization Benjamin Franklin founded in 1743.

Friday, May 30, 2014

As the EPA prepares to issue new clean-air guidelines to the states Monday, Thomson, a professor of environmental sciences and politics, offers a framework for climate change policy in the U.S., using Germany and Brazil as comparators.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Modeled after the Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards, the University Award for Projects in the Arts will provide five students with up to $3,000 apiece to pursue projects that involve filmmaking, poetry, photography and painting.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove and award-winning poet Lisa Russ Spaar, both U.Va. faculty members, mourned today’s loss of a major literary and cultural figure.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 | Matt Kelly

He’s got the beat: recent University of Virginia graduate Alan Brody used his Undergraduate Arts Award to explore new ways of teaching African drumming, singing and dancing.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Thomson’s book compares U.S. regulatory systems to those of Germany and Brazil, fellow economic powerhouses with federal systems. “Cross-country comparisons can stimulate new ways of thinking and help foster international collaboration,” she says.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Her “poems capture and entwine a nation’s history and our inner lives with astute clarity,” Yale president Peter Salovey said of Dove’s work.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Thanks to Boren Scholarships, Caroline Bartholomew will spend a year in Turkey, while Corey Gumbert will travel to China. The scholarships, valued at up to $20,000, enable students to study abroad in areas of the world deemed critical to U.S. interests.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy’s “ground-breaking” book, “The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution and the Fate of the Empire,” looks at the American Revolution through the eyes of 10 British generals.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Pairs of University of Virginia graduate and undergradute students receive funding to research how galaxies are formed, how politicians vote on Alzheimer’s legislation and a way of removing blood clots to treat heart disease.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Marsh draws on extensive new research to present a definitive account, both majestic and intimate, of Bonhoeffer and an incomparably authoritative reading of his work.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tolstoy’s epic, Andrew D. Kaufman suggests, is at once a mirror of our times, an urgent moral compass and a celebration of the deep joy of living.


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