As a professor of pediatric infectious disease at the University of Virginia School of Medicine since 1981, Dr. Leigh Grossman has spent years developing her wealth of knowledge on the care of infants and children with infectious diseases.
But an experience in her early years of motherhood was what led Grossman to publish a book on childhood infections. After spending a typical day working in the UVA Medical Center’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Grossman went to pick up her own children from day care.more >
Despite the potential for powering the world with energy from the sun – the most abundant source of renewable energy – only about 1 percent of the world’s energy production currently comes through solar cell technology. That’s because solar cells are expensive to produce and are susceptible to efficiency reductions over time.
For this reason, scientists continue to seek new solar cell materials that will overcome these deficiencies. One of the most promising is a class of materials discovered in 2009: hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites, or HOIPs.more >
President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Cuba last March put Saily Gonzalez Velazquez’s nascent bed-and-breakfast into overdrive. Obama’s visit, part of the United States’ easing of sanctions against the island, emboldened American tourists to consider traveling to a part of the world that has been off-limits for years.more >
After having a central catheter inserted in their arm, some patients are told that their best option for covering and protecting the insertion site is a cut-off tube sock.more >
On a farm in the hills of Central Virginia, surrounded by acres of trees colored by the first signs of fall, a middle-aged Hispanic man in an unbuttoned, embroidered shirt considers a question.
He stands in front of the long, whitewashed living quarters where an estimated 15 fruit pickers bunk. Next to him is a bulletin board thick with posters detailing workers’ rights in both English and Spanish. He’s focused for a moment on the neat rows of clean white bins located on either side of the road. They contain hundreds of ripe green and red apples.more >
The late Julian Bond was one of the most prominent social justice advocates to emerge from the Civil Rights Movement. To honor his legacy and his service to the University of Virginia, where he taught for two decades, a new professorship is being established in his name.
The Julian Bond Professorship of Civil Rights and Social Justice in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will sustain faculty excellence on the Civil Rights Movement and further the educational work of one of its most distinguished leaders, who died last year.more >
Rural Appalachia has gone from having the lowest cancer death rate in the country to the highest – and that’s just part of a growing cancer crisis in the region, new research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine suggests.
Rural Appalachia has seen disturbing trends across the continuum of cancer care, from screening to diagnosis to treatment, survival and mortality, even as the rest of the country makes major strides in the battle against the disease.more >
The refugee camp outside Calais, France has become a symbol of Europe’s struggle to accommodate more than a million migrants and refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East or Africa. This week, the French government has begun the process of closing the camp, and Seth Hooper, a University of Virginia graduate business student, will be on hand to transition unaccompanied minors into French custody.more >
Nicole Hemmer, an assistant professor of presidential studies at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, became fascinated with the conservative media landscape while spending many hours while young listening to talk radio with her father. The nuances of the genre so interested her that she began to investigate its origins.more >
Last school year University of Virginia astronomy-physics majors Chloe Downs and HeeSeok Joo were looking for a project for a required independent study course, where they get to work on a real-world project under the mentorship of a faculty expert. Both are interested in astronomy instrumentation – the part of astronomy focused on building equipment and sensors for observatories. They went to UVA astronomer Mike Skrutskie, an expert at instrumentation who has built and directed the construction of several infrared sensors and other devices for telescopes.more >
Six schools across the University of Virginia have joined forces to create the University’s newest minor for undergraduate students. The “Health and Wellbeing” minor allows students to actively obtain knowledge in the full scope of disciplines represented in the integrative concept of health and wellbeing.more >
Matt Miller won’t be defined by being an Olympian. Part of the reason he enrolled at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business this fall was to pursue big goals in life, including in the field of data science.
But the start of his two years at Darden was certainly defined by the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he was busy competing for Team USA in the men’s four rowing competition while his fellow first-year graduate students were arriving in Charlottesville for the start of classes.more >
In an election year where the two major-party candidates have some of the highest unfavorable ratings in history, Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson is making his case as an alternative to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. On Monday, the former governor of New Mexico came to the University of Virginia’s Miller Center to discuss his candidacy, the election at large and the greatest challenges the next president will face.more >
For many, it’s known as “the change of life” or simply, “the change.” The transition into mid-life means many things to many people, and it can be challenging to sort out facts from myth.
On Tuesday, from 6 to 9 p.m., the University of Virginia Heath System will sponsor a women’s health awareness celebration, “Thank Goodness for Women. Stay Healthy, Be Happy, Be Active,” at the Mount Zion First African Baptist Church, located at 105 Lankford Ave. in Charlottesville.more >
Plain, blueberry or chocolate chip?
Students and members of the Charlottesville community had some tasty options Saturday morning at the 13th annual “Pancakes for Parkinson’s” charity breakfast, held on the University of Virginia’s historic Lawn.more >
Angela Orebaugh wanted to break into computer systems legally, so she got into cyber security.more >
After the United Kingdom’s June decision to withdraw from the European Union, shockwaves reverberated through stock markets around the world and business executives huddled to discuss what came next.more >
The Economist has once again – for the sixth consecutive year – named the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business as the No. 1 graduate business education experience in the world.
The accolade is part of the publication’s annual “Which MBA?” 2016 global rankings, listing the top 100 full-time international MBA programs.
The Economist also named Darden the No. 3 overall MBA program in the world.more >