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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.

U.Va. Facility Added to New Nationwide Ecological Observatory Network

Friday, August 22, 2014 | Fariss Samarrai

A 105-foot research tower has been built at U.Va.’s Mountain Lake Biological Station as part of a $430 million National Science Foundation ecological observatory that will monitor conditions from the Arctic to the tropics.

Revolutionary Research Tool Puts Historical Documents at Researchers’ Fingertips

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

An online project via the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities promises to transform historical research.

Study: Bigger Weddings, Fewer Partners, Less ‘Sliding’ Linked to Better Marriages

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

The more people who attend your wedding and the fewer relationships you had prior to marriage, the more likely you are to report a high-quality marriage.

Nurse Roams the West to Explore World War II Camps

Friday, August 15, 2014 | Ashley Patterson

Ph.D. nursing student Rebecca Coffin is researching the health care given in what she calls "incarceration camps," where Japanese-Americans were held during World War II.

Between Rome and Richmond: Student Explores the Southern Catholic War Experience

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | Lauren Jones

A University of Virginia undergraduate history major found that, unlike Protestants, American Catholics remained united as a church during the American Civil War, though individual churches supported their combatants.

U.Va. Develops Better Way to Detect Causes of Deadly Childhood Diarrhea

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The causes of diarrhea, the second-leading cause of death in children younger than 5 worldwide, are more complex than previously understood, according to U.Va. medical researchers, whose improved diagnostic testing led to new insights.


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