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U.Va.’s New $2.4M Computing Cluster to Enhance, Facilitate Big Data Research

Friday, September 19, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

Rivanna – a new, high-performance computer cluster unveiled Thursday – will provide University researchers with the combined computational power of 4,800 individual desktop computers linked together.

On the Wings of Dragonflies: Engineer Explores the Secrets of Insect Flight

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Mitchell Powers

Haibo Dong, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, hopes to use what he is discovering to create tiny, flying sensors that can detect airborne toxins.

In Ferguson’s Light, Law Professor Makes a Plea for Considering Dignity

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | Mary Wood

Josh Bowers has made a career of examining circumstances in which enforcing the letter of the law is not always in the public’s best interests.

Battling Breast Cancer: U.Va. Pioneers Image-Guided, High-Dose Approach

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

U.Va. doctors have demonstrated the ability to target and shape higher doses of radiation more precisely during “lumpectomy” surgery, with the aim of preventing recurrences of cancer near the tumor site and sparing nearby tissue.

Global Food Trade May Not Meet All Future Demand, U.Va. Study Indicates

Friday, September 5, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

A U.Va. study that examined global food security finds that future trade may not be so secure for some countries.

New Book by U.Va.’s Mark Edmundson Asserts Football as a Form of Education

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Arguing for a deeper understanding of America’s obsession with football, he reflects on his experience as a high school player and discusses what the game teaches young men, for better or for worse.

With Seas Rising, U.Va. Researchers to Explore, Model Vulnerable Coastlines

Friday, August 29, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

Two federal research grants, worth $3.5 million, will help U.Va. researchers develop models to predict changes to coastal zones, home to nearly half of the world’s population.

China Odyssey: Student Spends Summer Exploring Taiwan-Mainland Relations

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

U.Va. student Russell Bogue reflects upon spending the summer between his second and third years in Taipei, Taiwan, surveying the political views of university students, the island nation’s future leaders.

U.Va. Launches Nation’s First Test of New Technology to Destroy Breast Tumors

Monday, August 25, 2014

Doctors will use focused ultrasound to destroy fibroadenomas, which are harmless and non-cancerous lumps in the breast. If successful, they ultimately hope to use the technology on more dangerous tumors.

‘Her Voice is Undying’: Farzaneh Milani Remembers ‘Lioness of Iran’

Friday, August 22, 2014

Milani, professor of Persian literature and women’s studies, won awards for her translations of the work of Simin Behbahani, who died Tuesday. The courageous poet was an inspiration for Milani and many of her compatriots, inside and outside Iran.