From high schoolers to local residents to University of Virginia employees, almost 100 people spent time on Thursday helping make the words of the late civil rights activist Julian Bond, who taught history at UVA for 20 years, more accessible to the public.more >
At the heart of the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs – tucked away in sealed boxes and on its secure servers – are thousands upon thousands of pages of transcription, each one holding the memories, insights and reflections of former presidents and the officials that made their administrations tick.more >
If you’re a University of Virginia basketball fan, it’s impossible to watch the trailer too many times.
“Unbelievable: Virginia’s Improbable Path to a Title” is the title of an upcoming documentary that will air on the new ACC Network sometime after its Aug. 22 launch.
But with several major cable systems still not offering the channel, there’s a chance some Wahoo fans won’t get to see it.more >
The last presidential election was one of the most heated in recent history. With 2020 rapidly approaching and political divisions running even deeper – if that’s even possible – you might find yourself wondering, “What good does a political discussion even do?”
Rachel Wahl, an assistant professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development, is out to answer that question.more >
This month the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued a report on climate change and land use. The report, produced by international teams of scientists studying the effects of human activity on climate, states that greenhouse gas emissions must be reduced from all source sectors – including land use and food production – if societies are to slow global warming and ensure a sustainable food supply for growing populations.more >
For students in the VA-NC Alliance for Minority Participation, a summer research program at the University of Virginia showed them career paths in STEM fields they hadn’t considered before and gave them potentially life-changing experiences.
“This program has opened my eyes to the environmental side of engineering,” said Sophia Keniston, a second-year student at Piedmont Virginia Community College, who said she might transfer to UVA.more >
A pair of University of Virginia School of Medicine scientists have revealed how E. coli seeks out the most oxygen-free crevices of your colon to cause the worst infection possible.
The new discovery shows just how the foodborne pathogen knows where and when to begin colonizing the colon on its way to making you sick. By recognizing the low-oxygen environment of the large intestine, the dangerous bacterium gives itself the best odds of establishing a robust infection – one that is punishing for the host.more >
On Tuesday, the National Building Museum awarded University of Virginia landscape architecture professor Elizabeth K. Meyer its prestigious Vincent Scully Prize, honoring her contributions in both practice and education.more >
Many people have a knee-jerk reaction when it comes to extraterrestrial life. Claims of sightings often are immediately dismissed or ridiculed as being crazy. Alternately, some people assume that scientists or the government are hiding something. Thanks to Hollywood, and sometimes-irresponsible “documentaries,” many misconceptions exist regarding E.T. life – whether or not E.T. life actually exists.more >
In the University of Virginia football program, after Jordan Ellis comes … Reed Kellam.
It’s safe to say most UVA fans weren’t expecting Kellam, a reserve inside linebacker, to be first player to select a jersey number this year. Neither was Kellam, who joined the program as a walk-on in 2015.more >
When University of Virginia neurosurgeon Dr. Hasan Syed co-founded the Global Brainsurgery Initiative, he was returning his attention to a problem he first noticed as a child, traveling from his home in Northern Virginia to visit relatives in Pakistan.more >
For the second time in as many years, the University of Virginia, known as a “public Ivy League school,” is in the top 10 schools ranked by Money Magazine as the “Best Colleges for Your Money.”
Money ranked UVA the 10th-best-value school overall, and, for the third year in a row, named the University No. 7 in its ranking of public universities. This year, Money ranked 744 schools whose educational value is worth the cost.
Money found that UVA is the only public university in the top 10 to meet 100% of students’ demonstrated financial need.more >
The first night she took the stage with Adele, Katy Ambrose was six months pregnant – with twins.
Ambrose, a longtime French horn player, was thrilled. So, apparently, were her twin sons. Every time the thumping bass of the British singer’s break-up anthem, “Water Under the Bridge,” rang out, Ambrose felt rhythmic kicks in her belly.more >
A pioneering autism researcher at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is spearheading an ambitious effort to understand how autism spectrum disorders differ in boys and girls as part of the National Institutes of Health’s Autism Centers of Excellence Program.
Kevin Pelphrey, of UVA’s Department of Neurology, and a coalition of scientists at UVA and other top institutions are taking a multi-pronged approach to understanding a great mystery of autism: Why are four times more boys diagnosed with the condition than girls?more >
After retiring from a job in the health care industry in 2008, Charlottesville resident Glenda Davis had allowed her Type 2 diabetes to worsen.
Davis’ A1C test – which measures a person’s average blood glucose level – was 9.8, well above the 7.0 threshold to be considered diabetic. As she started to lose kidney function, Davis was on a collision course with dialysis.
She wanted to improve her health. She was just having trouble doing it all on her own.more >
For Tiffany Mickel, an incoming University of Virginia law student who was inspired to start a company celebrating black role models, entrepreneurship was always in the cards.
Mickel co-founded The Heiritage game company, whose first product is a deck of playing cards featuring black female trailblazers.more >
What do dentists, emergency responders and lifeguards have in common?
This summer, they’re all part of a growing community working together to advance autism research and services at the University of Virginia and in Charlottesville.more >
The University of Virginia today announced a set of new procedures that will strengthen its process for the admission of student-athletes.
The policy enhancements, currently being implemented, were recommended as part of a comprehensive review of the University’s processes and admission decisions of student-athletes during the last four years.more >
Many parents have seen “the look” at their dinner table.
You know, the one where children see vegetables on their plate and react as if they have just seen the devil.
Sibylle Kranz, a registered dietitian nutritionist and associate professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development – who also teaches in UVA’s School of Medicine – is here to help.more >
A community of more than 100 faculty from eight schools at the University of Virginia – the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Engineering, the School of Medicine, the School of Law, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, the School of Architecture, the McIntire School of Commerce and the forthcoming School of Data Science – have initiated new and growing collaborations in an emerging field of science and technology: synthetic biology, or “synbio” for short.more >