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Friday, March 27, 2015

People with higher levels of oxytocin have greater activity in regions of the brain that support social cognition, a U.Va. psychology study indicates.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A study comparing the IQs of male siblings in which one member was reared by biological parents and the other by adoptive parents found later that the children adopted by parents with more education had higher IQs.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

The University of Virginia hosted Virginia’s first Lessons From Abroad conference, aiming to help students who have studied abroad process their experiences and incorporate them into their educational and career plans.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Denis Nekipelov, an economist and advisory board member with U.Va.’s Data Science Institute, is forming coalitions among researchers and students who use big data.

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

Ashley O’Keefe, a fourth-year Harrison Undergraduate Research Award recipient, introduced the importance of a dismissed cell to the scientific community.

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Politics professor John M. Owen IV compares fractures within modern Islamism to factions within political Christianity in Europe 500 years ago.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Computer simulation expert Shane Davis is a new Sloan Research Fellow, a $50,000 award that has launched other scientists on a trajectory toward the world’s most prestigious prizes in their fields.

Friday, January 16, 2015 | H. Brevy Cannon

Among spouses who misjudged each other’s happiness in the marriage, economics’ bargaining theory predicted a divorce rate higher than it actually was six years later. What would explain this? That’s where love comes in.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 | Lorenzo Perez

Meredith Jung-En Woo, U.Va.’s former Buckner W. Clay Dean of Arts & Sciences, will direct the international grantmaking network’s efforts to support higher education in countries transitioning to democracy.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

An enormous astronomical database to which U.Va. scientists contributed was released yesterday to the public.

Monday, January 5, 2015 | Lorenzo Perez

In March, Bond will lead participants in the Civil Rights South Seminar on a tour of Atlanta; Montgomery, Ala.; and other historic sites from the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

Monday, December 8, 2014 | Kristy Schantz

A U.Va. alumnus, Antholis is managing director of the Brookings Institution and previously held key positions at the White House and State Department.

Friday, December 5, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

Two U.Va. students designed – while still in high school – an important component of the Orion spacecraft that lifted off this morning from Cape Canaveral.

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Matt Kelly

The Nazis had to alter the history of Germany, even of Christianity, to justify its conquests and mass exterminations, according to Alon Confino's now book.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

The beauty products company, L’Oréal, each year recognizes promising young women scientists. This year, U.Va. astronomer Sabrina Stierwalt is honored with a fellowship.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Along with the historian Gary Gallagher’s keynote speech, the ceremony included the bestowing of Intermediate Honors to top third-year students and the Thomas Jefferson Awards to two longtime faculty members.

Monday, November 3, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Elizabeth Leet, who is pursuing a bi-national doctorate in French at both U.Va and a French university, has been awarded a fellowship to fund her research in feminist theory and interspecies communication as seen through the lens of medieval women in equestrianism.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry, like his stories, might not be uplifting, but English professor Jerome McGann makes a case for him being one of most important early American poets.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Taught by the associate producer of a public radio show, the new U.Va production course teaches students the basics of radio journalism. Their final projects will air on WTJU, the University’s own community station.

Monday, October 27, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

Infants at 7 months old are able to unconsciously pick up on eye cues, based on the size of the whites of a person’s eyes – a vital foundation for the development of social interactive skills, a new U.Va. psychology study shows.


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