University of Virginia President Jim Ryan has established a committee to begin the search for UVA’s next vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion.more >
On May 12, 2017, the “WannaCry” cryptoworm made its first appearance. It exploited a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system to break into computers, encrypt their data and post ransom notes.more >
The University of Virginia moved up a dozen slots to 12th in the nation for the total number of students studying abroad in credit-bearing activities, according to a new assessment by the Institute of International Education.more >
Devin Zuckerman, a religious studies Ph.D. student at the University of Virginia, will investigate theories of vitality and animation in the writings of three seminal 14th-century Tibetan Buddhist authors in Nepal, thanks to a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad fellowship.more >
University of Virginia leaders celebrated the announcement of Amazon’s decision to locate a major headquarters function in Virginia as a significant opportunity for UVA to increase its contribution to the state in multiple ways.more >
Gabriela Corredor’s eyes welled with tears as she took visitors on a tour of a makeshift tent in the middle of the lawn in front of the University of Virginia’s Peabody Hall.
There, in the center of the structure, were two dirty mattresses. Sitting on top were torn towels, ripped clothing, shoes with no laces, an empty water jug and – most heartbreakingly – a pair of children’s stuffed animals.more >
There is a tremendous disparity between the need for home-based medical care and the number of frail seniors actually receiving it, a new study finds. In many rural areas, the problem is so great that the researchers label it “remarkable.”more >
Samuel V. Lemley, a Ph.D. student in English at the University of Virginia, likes to think some of his Sicilian ancestors might’ve seen an unusual light streaking across the sky in early July nearly 200 years ago: the Great Comet of 1819.
Lemley doesn’t know that for sure, but from the genealogical history his grandfather gathered, he knows some of his relatives were living on the Mediterranean island at the time. (Sicily eventually became an autonomous region of Italy.)more >
When Emma Hitchcock heard her name called last spring at a local entrepreneurial pitch competition, she was momentarily shocked.more >
Cadets and midshipmen from the University of Virginia’s ROTC units will hold a 24-hour vigil to remember American prisoners of war and those missing in action, starting Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the McIntire Amphitheater.
The vigil, in honor of Veterans Day on Sunday, will conclude Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with a ceremony honoring veterans. Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Daniel M. Dick will be the keynote speaker at the event, which also will include a 21-gun salute.more >
It was time to take the Buddhist prayer flags down, and family nurse practitioner Maggie Spriggs mused as she carefully tucked the multicolored banner away.
“It’s a completely new world,” she said.more >
A simple scoring system can track the reduction in diabetes risk produced by lifestyle changes and medication in people with pre-diabetes, a new study has found. The findings suggest the potential that the tool could be a good way to motivate patients to stick with diet and exercise changes that could save them from developing full-blown diabetes.
The scoring system also may be useful for comparing the effectiveness of different diabetesmore >
University of Virginia President Jim Ryan has selected professors Christine Mahoney and Philip Potter as the University’s 2019 nominees for the Andrew Carnegie Fellows Program.more >
Heading to college for the first time is a daunting task, but the pressure mounts when you’re the first of your family to attend college. This is the challenge for first-generation students, where neither parent nor guardian has obtained a four-year college degree.
At the University of Virginia, more than 1,500 students are “first-gen,” and the University is working to support them by offering resources and education opportunities through the Office of the Dean of Students.more >
Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, three University of Virginia professors want to make sure their students understand what happened and how it could happen again.more >
A University of Virginia physics professor and three UVA engineering professors are members of three new multi-disciplinary, multi-university teams that are seeking new understanding of quantum science for the development of practical, extremely high-tech tools – including the long-dreamed-of and sought-after quantum computer.more >
Clark Hall is now a lot cheaper to operate, thanks to Delta Force.
Clark Hall, which opened in 1932 and currently houses the University of Virginia’s Department of Environmental Sciences and the Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, is now much more energy-efficient after Delta Force – a team of UVA engineers, technicians and specialists who focus on conserving resources such as energy and water – reviewed and retrofitted its systems.more >
The University of Virginia was recognized as a gold medal recipient of the Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award, the commonwealth’s highest honor in the field.
The award, given in April at the 29th Environment Virginia Symposium in Lexington, recognizes significant demonstrated leadership across the commonwealth and across sectors in protecting Virginia’s natural environment. The awards are sponsored by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.more >
University of Virginia President Jim Ryan will run in the Anthem Richmond Marathon on Saturday in support of Madison House.
The run is intended to help Madison House, which operates as an independent nonprofit volunteer center for UVA students, raise funds for its programs and the work volunteers do within the Charlottesville and surrounding community.
Saturday’s run will be similar to the Boston Marathon run that Ryan participated in for Harvard University when he was dean of its graduate education school.more >
Of the 25 percent of women worldwide who experience abuse, some 13 million are survivors of strangulation. These women are also 7½ times more likely to be murdered by their spouses or partners than abused women who aren’t strangled, so it’s a critical sub-group in need of legal advocacy, said University of Virginia nursing professor Kathryn Laughon, a forensic nurse examiner at the UVA Medical Center who received a $726,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice to study the phenomenon.more >