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Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Matt Kelly

University of Virginia astronomers, working with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, find that about 30 percent of the stars in the Milky Way have changed their orbits.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Caroline Newman

U.Va. religious studies professor Kathleen Flake’s digital database of polygamous marriages in the 19th century could provide important context as a new debate arises after June’s same-sex marriage ruling.

Monday, July 27, 2015

The hormone oxytocin, sometimes called “the love hormone,” may be a factor in postpartum depression, when a mother has a lower than normal level. A blood marker now may help identify the risk.

Friday, July 24, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

U.Va. is participating in a national summer fellowship program devoted to increasing the number of underrepresented students pursuing graduate study in the humanities and social sciences.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In an online study of more than 500,000 people, women, as well as among white, Hispanic, liberal and younger people, showed the greatest reductions in bias.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

The founder of U.Va.’s sociology department, Caplow studied American social trends and worked on the PBS series, “The First Measured Century.”

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va. scientists Anne Verbiscer and Alan Howard have begun analyzing the first close-up images of Pluto from the New Horizons spacecraft, and quickly found that they are exceeding expectations.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Katie McNally

New assistant professor of media studies and American studies Jack Hamilton uses music as a road map for the changing perceptions of race and identity over the last half-century.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The multi-million dollar grant will help the College reimagine its undergraduate curriculum and draw new linkages in the humanities that defy national boundaries.

Friday, July 10, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

As members of NASA’s New Horizons team, U.Va. astronomer Anne Verbiscer and planetary geologist Alan Howard will be among the first to assess new images of Pluto coming in Tuesday from the spacecraft.

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.

Monday, June 22, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Using high-tech dating methods on the remains of scarlet macaws, the researchers found that Pueblo sociopolitical complexity developed much earlier than previously thought.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 | Caroline Newman

One U.Va. economist raises the alarm about how climate variations impact India’s most vulnerable people.

Monday, June 15, 2015 | Jane Kelly

U.Va. experts in religious ethics and environmental sciences are available to comment on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated message on climate change.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Caroline Newman

John McLaren’s study reveals that, contrary to popular belief, immigrants increase local jobs and real wages for American workers, acting as a “shot in the arm” for local economies.

Friday, June 5, 2015 | Caroline Newman

A U.Va. economist works to minimize waste and maximize satisfaction in an algorithm that directs millions of lives each year.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Emily Temple recently was awarded the $10,000 Henfield Prize – given annually to a U.Va. graduate student in the English department’s Creative Writing Program – for her short story, “My Past and Future Selves Wait Quietly on the Stairs.”

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Forensic evidence analysis will gain increased rigor with a new national center devoted to excellence in the field. U.Va. is a partner.

Friday, May 29, 2015 | Lorenzo Perez

In a first for a ground-based telescope, the astronomers have observed a distinctive, never-before-seen feature on Jupiter’s innermost moon, Io.


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