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New U.Va. Study Upends Current Theories of How Mitochondria Began

Monday, October 20, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

A U.Va. study used advanced DNA sequencing to produce new insights into the potentially nefarious origins of the cells’ “powerhouse” organelles.

U.Va. Center Offers New International Research Opportunity for Minority Students

Monday, October 20, 2014

Successful applicants, including six undergraduate and two graduate students, will work with University partners to improve rural health conditions in South Africa, Uganda and St. Kitts and Nevis.

Zillow Economist to Speak Today in Inaugural Data Science Lecture Series

Thursday, October 16, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va.’s Data Science Institute on Friday kicks off a series of six data science lectures with a talk by Zillow economist Stan Humphries.

U.Va. Study: Social Ties, Self-Esteem Vital to Low-Income Black, Latino Boys

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Counter to negative stereotypes about low-income, urban males of color, most teens in the study endorsed pro-social values like valuing achievement and responsibility, and had positive attitudes toward school and beliefs about their future.

Law Professor’s Book Takes Government to Task for Going Easy on Corporations

Monday, October 13, 2014 | Eric Williamson

Under pressure to resolve cases and facing deep-pocketed opposition, prosecutors often cut backroom deals that fall far short of what might result from a courtroom trial, Brandon Garrett alleges in “Too Big to Jail: How Prosecutors Compromise with Corporations.”

Making Schools Safer: U.Va.’s Curry School Armed with $6.1 Million for Projects

Monday, October 13, 2014 | Audrey Breen

The grants from the National Institutes of Justice will support the evaluation of two distinct programs aimed at preventing school violence.

‘Bombs Away’ Documentary Tackles LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Election

Friday, October 10, 2014

The 1964 presidential race, which featured Lyndon Johnson’s infamous “Daisy” commercial that depicted rival Barry Goldwater as a dangerous nuclear warmonger, is credited with ushering in the modern era of negative campaigning.

U.Va. Team Identifies, Maps Unique Structure Within Deadly Ebola Virus

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The research breakthrough suggests new targets for drugs that can prevent or treat Ebola infections, which have killed thousands this year.

Understanding the Jewish Experience in a Muslim Land

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | Lauren Jones

With help from a Harrison Undergraduate Research Grant, Sasha Ward went to Turkey, a “secular” Muslim state, this summer to study its Jewish print culture. Then violence broke out in Gaza and her thesis was turned upside-down.

Detecting Domestic Violence by Computer: How Well Does it Work?

Monday, October 6, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

A School of Nursing study will evaluate the effectiveness of DOVE, a high-tech screening device that seeks to uncover the oft-hidden abuse of pregnant women.