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Listening to New York: Architecture Professor Captures Sounds of the City

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Robert Hull

Architecture professor Karen Van Lengen has recorded the sounds of New York, transforming the city’s sonic landscape into art. Her exhibit opens at the Museum of the City of New York in early March.

How Fat Breakdown – Yes, Breakdown! – Contributes to Insulin Resistance

Monday, March 2, 2015

Researchers at U.Va.’s School of Medicine examined how stress and obesity contribute to type-2 diabetes, and discovered a surprising process.

New Book Offers Perspective in West’s Clash with Political Islam

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Politics professor John M. Owen IV compares fractures within modern Islamism to factions within political Christianity in Europe 500 years ago.

U.Va. Study: Cities Luring Young Residents Back From Inner-Ring Suburbs

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Residents of inner cities are younger, wealthier and better educated than in the past. When they decide to move out of town, though, they appear to be settling into the outer suburbs. Inner suburbs, meanwhile, are seeing higher levels of poverty.

Rising Star: Astronomer Wins Prestigious Early-Career Fellowship

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

Computer simulation expert Shane Davis is a new Sloan Research Fellow, a $50,000 award that has launched other scientists on a trajectory toward the world’s most prestigious prizes in their fields.

U.Va. Prevents Diabetic Heart Condition by Amplifying Effect of Exercise

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Researchers are attempting to boost levels of a molecule, released from muscle tissue during exercise, that can ward off a potentially deadly heart condition affecting many people with diabetes.

Lost and Found: U.Va. Grad Student Discovers Ghosts in the MP3

Monday, February 23, 2015 | Robert Hull

A Ph.D. student in U.Va.’s Center for Computer Music has discovered that songs compressed into MP3 files have ghosts. It gets even spookier – a pop hit from the 1980s holds the key.

A Sense of Taste: Psychology Professor Examines the Taste System

Friday, February 20, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va. psychology professor David Hill operates one of the few labs in the world to study the development of taste.

Curry School Foundation’s New Venture Will Put Educational Innovations to the Test

Thursday, February 19, 2015 | Audrey Breen

The Jefferson Education Accelerator will evaluate new educational solutions and help get them into the hands of educators nationwide.

Research Aims to Utilize ‘Symptom’ of Autism to Improve Reading Comprehension

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 | Audrey Breen

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder often show an unwavering focus on a specific interest. U.Va. researchers are finding that working that interest into reading texts can improve students’ comprehension.