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Grad Student Rigs Cheap Alternative to Rival $1,000 Air Purifiers in Smog-Choked China

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clean air is hard to come by in China. Graduate psychology student Thomas Talhelm, already published in the journal Science for groundbreaking research, has created an inexpensive rival to $1,000 air purifiers, getting clean air to people who were previously priced out of the market.

New Book Examines Nixon’s Illegal Actions Before Watergate

Monday, July 28, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

In the U.Va. Press book “Chasing Shadows,” Miller Center historian Ken Hughes details how and why Richard Nixon ordered a politically motivated break-in years before the better-known scandal that engulfed his presidency.

Promising New Antibiotic Defies Conventional Wisdom on Treating Superbug

Friday, July 25, 2014 | Josh Barney

Existing treatments for Clostridium difficile often leave room for relapse, but a new drug being developed at U.Va. appears to negate that problem.

U.Va. Undergrads Try a Slice of Each Other’s Research

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Research interns at the University of Virginia presented their projects and celebrated each other’s summer-long work as the last weeks of their internships come to a close.

Study: Needs Far Outstrip Public Mental Health Services in Central Virginia

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

Economist Steven Stern found that Region Ten, the only option for those who cannot afford private mental health care, faces at least twice as much demand as it is serving.

Lilly Endowment Grants $2.1 Million to U.Va.’s Project on Lived Theology

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

The project “is breaking new ground in encouraging theologians and religion scholars to attend more intentionally to the everyday experiences of ordinary Christians,” an endowment official said.

U.Va. Professor’s Research on College Access and Retention Wins National Award

Thursday, July 17, 2014

A study by U.Va. researcher Ben Castleman examining the impact intensive advising has on college graduation rates of low-income, first-generation students is one of three winners of a national competition.

CCAM High-Tech Consortium Lands European Giant Airbus

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | Matt Kelly

The Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing unites industry and academic resources to improve products and manufacturing systems. Results are applied directly to the factory floor, turning ideas into profit quickly and affordably.

Combating Crime with … Twitter?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Most criminals don’t announce their nefarious plots on Twitter, but nonetheless, a careful analysis of posts to the social media site may point toward geographic areas where certain types of crimes may be more likely, according to a U.Va. systems engineer.

Light + Sound = Medical Imaging 2.0

Thursday, July 10, 2014

By deploying laser and ultrasound technology side-by-side, biomedical engineer Song Hu’s work has the potential to further advance medical imaging.