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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 Stearn 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.

U.Va. Undergraduate Researcher Studies Sunflowers’ Power to Clean Up Soil

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Lauren Jones

A University of Virginia undergraduate is spending her summer researching the abilities of different sunflower types to absorb heavy metals for purposes ranging from environmental cleanup to safe consumer products.

Newly Funded Curry School Research to Evaluate Education Innovations

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | Lynn Bell

Students from pre-kindergartners to high school seniors will benefit from the studies, funded by nearly $10 million in federal grants.

Study: Tenure Reform Increases Voluntary Attrition of Less Effective Teachers in NYC

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Faced with having their probationary period extended instead of receiving tenure, some underperforming New York teachers are opting to leave their classrooms. That’s leading to better teaching, particularly in schools with large black enrollments, U.Va. and Stanford researchers report.