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Thursday, August 27, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va. psychology professor Brian Nosek and an international team of researchers conducted a major review of the findings of 100 psychology studies. Less than half could be reproduced.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Amid global stock market concerns, faculty and graduate students traveled to Richmond for a biannual research symposium with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, building partnerships among some of Virginia’s top economic minds.

Monday, August 24, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

The forum on Thursday, featuring five leaders in African-American studies, aims to present up-to-date scholarship on these issues and will include time for discussion between the panelists and students, faculty, staff and community members.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Katie McNally

The new entrepreneurship minor features both social and technology entrepreneurship concentrations. It represents the collaborative efforts of seven schools, and is still growing.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Like a bone-fide historian, Ashley Spinks researched the acquisition and significance of a volume, written in French, that belonged to James Monroe.

Sunday, August 16, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Bond taught at the University for 20 years, retiring in 2012, after giving more than 5,000 students an insider’s account of civil rights history.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Rebecca Schoenthal’s first semester as curator will include the “Cavaliers Collect” exhibition – featuring works by Pablo Picasso, Jeremy Mann, Gerhard Richter and Roy Lichtenstein ­– plus exhibitions of works by Sol LeWitt and Jacob Lawrence.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | Jane Kelly

What is “vocal fry” and why is everyone talking about it? A trio of U.Va. experts weighs in on all the fuss.

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Now a crowd favorite in South America’s pro leagues, Meyinsse returns to Charlottesville each summer to help current players and connect with favorite professors, who remember him as one of the most outstanding student-athletes they have known.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 | Will Mullany

A current U.Va. student and two alumni -- all from the same family -- have founded GYRO, a social media startup that allows users to express their opinions about Web content with more variety than typically seen online.

Monday, August 10, 2015 | Matt Kelly

For seven years, the University of Virginia and the Department of Defense have teamed to promote “critical language” learning for ROTC cadets.

Monday, August 10, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Though U.Va.’s Master’s of Fine Arts graduates have an impressive track record of publication, it’s rare that a debut novel gets adapted to film. Eleanor Henderson’s “Ten Thousand Saints” will premiere Aug. 14.

Friday, August 7, 2015

The prime meridian has shifted a few hundred feet, and a U.Va. astronomer helped figure out why.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Partnering with the School of Nursing, associate drama professor Marianne Kubik recruited a pro bono cast of U.Va. faculty for a film that is being used to train perinatal home visitors to recognize and respond to domestic violence.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | Diana Williams

Thomas Jones might have come to U.Va. from a small town, but he left to do big things. He shares how he went from starring on the football field to starring on the silver screen.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

President Obama nominated Michael F. Suarez, an expert on the history of publishing, to join the advisory board of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.


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