Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

August 05, 2016
Why do growing sunflowers turn and face the sun? How do they do it? Biologist Benjamin Blackman, working with California colleagues, has connected this growth action with the plants’ biological clocks.
August 04, 2016
In an era of video surveillance, video evidence is increasingly important in criminal cases. But what happens when the actions are shown in slow motion?
August 03, 2016
Researchers at UVA’s Blandy Experimental Farm are finding evidence that LED lighting may be altering the mating behavior of fireflies.
July 27, 2016
Four students working this summer in South Africa on the construction of a water filter factory are sharing their experiences in a series of essays for UVA Today readers. Here is the first of their stories.
July 07, 2016
With strong new funding, biologist Eyleen O’Rourke and colleagues are creating the first computer simulation of an entire living organism to better understand genetics, environment and disease.
June 10, 2016
UVA astronomer Anne Verbiscer is helping NASA steer the New Horizons spacecraft at the edge of our solar system, dodging hazards and identifying objects for closer inspection.
June 09, 2016
Million of years of an evolutionary arms race has resulted in an amazing toxicity resistance for some species of snakes.
June 02, 2016
Graduate student Ali Rohani is developing a device to better detect early-stage cancer.
May 23, 2016
From a pool of 24 concepts, the University has selected its second pan-University institute – the UVA Brain Institute.
May 20, 2016
High-achieving students, a dedicated staff member, and a former rector who led by example earned recognition for service at this year’s valediction.