The University of Virginia’s 10-year parking and transportation master plan features a combination of transportation innovations and increasing parking efficiency and capacity.more >
University of Virginia computer science students are known for their two consecutive national championship titles for countering cyberattacks. Now they are putting the University on the map for another important dimension of cybersecurity: preventing attackers from getting access to critical systems in the first place.more >
Volkswagen. Boeing. Wells Fargo. Enron. Purdue Pharma.
All of these companies have been accused of putting profits over people, whether misleading patients about the addictive nature of OxyContin or signing people up for credit cards they did not request. They are, as University of Virginia Darden School of Business professor Bobby Parmar’s new film puts it, “fishing with dynamite.”more >
Scientists at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have discovered a strange new organelle inside our cells that helps to prevent cancer by ensuring that genetic material is sorted correctly as cells divide.more >
The University of Virginia has created the President’s Council on UVA-Community Partnerships to work with UVA President Jim Ryan on issues including jobs and wages, affordable housing, equitable health care and youth education.more >
The 32nd annual Virginia Film Festival will kick off Wednesday night, bringing highly anticipated films and their creators to Charlottesville and the University of Virginia.
The festival, which will run through Sunday, is a program of the University of Virginia and its Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts. Screenings and events are scheduled around Charlottesville and UVA’s Grounds.more >
The University of Virginia’s Arts & Sciences faculty voted on Friday to fully adopt its New College Curriculum for students to fulfill their General Education requirements. The new model represents the first significant, comprehensive changes to the College’s undergraduate student curriculum in more than 40 years.more >
SmartAsset, a personal finance website, ranked the University of Virginia No. 2 in Virginia and No. 28 in the nation in its best value rankings, announced in September.
The ranking takes into account five factors: tuition, student living costs (including room and board, books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses), scholarship and grant offerings, retention rate and starting salary.
In Virginia, UVA ranked just behind Virginia Military Institute and ahead of Washington and Lee University, Virginia Tech and the College of William & Mary.more >
Hundreds of students and community members in Old Cabell Hall Friday morning got a courtside seat to the business of professional athletics as NBA Commissioner Adam Silver visited the University of Virginia for the McIntire School of Commerce’s fall forum, “The Business of Sports.”more >
The lymph node is a small, bean-shaped gland that raises our immune response when exposed to pathogens that can sicken us. We have hundreds of them, located at different sites around the body – under the chin, in the neck, in the armpits and groin. They filter out inflammatory substances and release white blood cells, helping us fight infections and also cancers.
However, as important as the lymph node is to our good health, it is little-studied compared to the large organs.more >
Remember domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species and Charles Darwin’s “tree of life” metaphor we learned about in high school biology? That way of describing living-things lineages is just science’s best guess about how genes have mutated and split over time to change things into what they are today.
It’s not uncommon for living things to be reclassified into another genus as science gets better at identifying protein and gene changes; for example, there have been recent changes in taxonomy of different kinds of bacteria, plants and coral.more >
Another day, another new streaming video platform.
An industry that Netflix once largely had to itself is now crowded with competition. New entrants with established names are making big bets on their ability to crack into the space.
In November, the streaming landscape will receive a jolt when Disney Plus launches, promising consumers streaming access to Disney’s vast content library for $6.99 a month. The next year will bring more streaming services, with the planned launch of HBO Max and NBC Universal’s Peacock platform, among others.more >
A multicenter, randomized clinical trial evaluating a new artificial pancreas system – which automatically monitors and regulates blood glucose levels – has found that the new system was more effective than existing treatments at controlling blood glucose levels in people with Type 1 diabetes.
The trial, based partly at the University of Virginia Center for Diabetes Technology, was primarily funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.more >
Beginning in the fall of 2020, the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and Human Development will enroll undergraduate students seeking Bachelor of Science in Education degrees in special education, elementary education and early childhood education.
“The Curry School has a legacy of innovation and leadership in teacher preparation,” Curry School Dean Bob Pianta said. “These newly designed majors are a tremendous opportunity for us to build on that history with continued leadership and innovation in the field.”more >
L Ilsedore Cleeves’s fascination with the origins of the universe began with an elementary school field trip to Sapelo Island, Georgia, where she and her classmates studied the night sky from the beaches of the barrier island. She went on to earn international headlines as a Ph.D. student, when she was the lead author of a 2014 Science journal article that concluded that as much as half of the water present in the solar system is older than the sun itself.more >
The University of Virginia today released the results of a comprehensive survey of student experiences and perceptions of sexual assault and other forms of sexual and gender-based harassment and misconduct, and the University’s resources and responses to incidents.more >
Consider a seemingly small event for today’s high-tech lifestyle: A package you ordered from a retailer arrived exactly as you expected, because the seller communicated when your purchase shipped, where it was along the way and how the deliverer would confirm the package got to the right person. Let’s say the package contained perishables like food or medicine; there was verification that your package was kept at a cold temperature and not handled roughly on the trip.more >
The pride in University of Virginia baseball head coach Brian O’Connor’s voice practically exploded out of the phone.
On a recruiting trip to Florida, O’Connor was busy procuring the next wave of Hoos. But he was more than glad to spend a couple minutes talking about former UVA stars Ryan Zimmerman and Sean Doolittle.more >
A new scholarship program aimed at attracting the most talented first-generation students to the University of Virginia will be established as part of a $100 million gift announced today by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.more >
Tobacco is not a simple crop. It is commodity fraught with health, economic and political implications. These last are the focus of Sarah Milov’s new book.
Milov, an assistant professor in the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, has expanded her Ph.D. thesis into “The Cigarette: A Political History,” a look at the politics, both national and local, that swirled around cigarettes in the mid- and late 20th century, and the non-smoker’s movement that helped rob cigarette smoking of its cachet.more >