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Massive Study Reports Challenges in Reproducing Published Psychology Findings

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.

An Artist of the Arctic: Meet New Music Department Chair Matthew Burtner

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Alaskan-born composer Matthew Burtner transforms the sounds of his home state into lyrical compositions that are raising awareness of climate change and its effects around the globe.

Fertilization Discovery: Do Sperm Carry Tiny Harpoons?

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | Josh Barney

U.Va. researchers have identified and imaged the structure of a key protein in human sperm, hypothesizing that it may be vital to binding sperm and egg.

Meeting of the Minds: U.Va. Economists Build Bonds With the Federal Reserve

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.

Powerful Microscope Solves Plant Virus Mystery – and Could Help Humans

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Josh Barney

With the help of an electron microscope so sensitive it had to be buried in tons of concrete to prevent vibrations, School of Medicine researcher Edward H. Egelman has finally unlocked the elusive structure of the bamboo mosaic virus.

Architecture Professor’s Fantastical Vision for Future Cities Nets Elite Prize

Thursday, August 20, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Seth McDowell’s design studio, mcdowellespinosa, won an Architectural League Prize this summer for its futuristic visions for New York and Hong Kong that use today’s waste to create new structures for tomorrow’s cities.

U.Va. Intern’s Detective Work Confirms James Monroe Owned This Book

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.

Undergraduate Engineer Seeks Solutions to Brain Cancer Treatments

Monday, August 17, 2015 | Laura Longhine

With her aim set on a research career, Alex Berr is seeking ways to personalize treatments for a particularly deadly form of brain cancer.

Study Challenges Which Political Party is Linked to a Happier Marriage

Monday, August 17, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Republican men and women are more likely than Democrats to say they are “very happy” in their marriages, according to a new report co-authored by University of Virginia sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox.

Bayliss, Dutta, Gomez, Stankovic Honored as Distinguished U.Va. Scientists

Saturday, August 15, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Three medical school researchers and a computer scientist have been named Distinguished Scientists by the Vice President for Research.


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