Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

February 18, 2008
February 18, 2008 — The eastern United States will be treated to a total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday, Feb. 20. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow. Within the space of a few hours, the bright full moon will disappear, cross Earth's shadow, and then reappear.
February 15, 2008
February 15, 2008 – James Galloway, a University of Virginia environmental sciences professor, has been elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Fellows are nominated by their colleagues for "eminence in the earth and space sciences."
February 13, 2008
February 13, 2008 — University of Virginia research scientist Greg Black, working with astronomers at NASA and other institutions, has captured images of a small asteroid that passed relatively close to Earth on Jan. 29.
February 08, 2008
February 8, 2008 – The University of Virginia is hosting a lecture to kick off its Panama Initiative on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The initiative is a teaching-and-research collaboration between U.Va.
January 31, 2008
January 31, 2008 — About 80 percent of all driving errors leading to collisions are caused by inattention.
January 18, 2008
U.Va. Student  Founds, Promotes National Dark Sky Week  
January 04, 2008
Jan. 4, 2008 — Stephen Macko says one word in the film's trailer: "Pork." He says it authoritatively, with a firm downward gesture of the hand.
December 06, 2007
Dec. 6, 2007 — The next public night at McCormick Observatory is Friday, Dec. 7, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and University of Virginia associate professor of astronomy Ed Murphy says that there will be plenty to see throughout the rest of December and in January.
December 03, 2007
Dec. 3, 2007 — It's not too late to plan for flu season. If you have not yet visited a doctor's office or health clinic for a dose of flu vaccine, there is still time to do so. Flu season has begun, but its peak usually occurs later in the winter and sometimes well into spring.
November 15, 2007
Nov. 15, 2007 — When habitat changes, animals migrate. But how do immobile organisms like plants cope when faced with alterations to their environment? This is an increasingly important question in light of new environmental conditions brought on by global climate change.

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