Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

November 11, 2009
November 11, 2009 — A team of six science wizards from the University of Virginia traveled to Cambridge, Mass., over Halloween weekend to compete in the International Genetically Engineered Machine competition. Their assignment: build a means of providing clean water for the world.
November 10, 2009
November 10, 2009 — An eight-year study of African-American, white and Hispanic-American children in three regions of the United States has found that African-Americans had the highest level of exposure to risk factors that could lead to behavioral problems, but do not engage in bad behavior at high
November 05, 2009
November 5, 2009 — Nobel Laureate Oliver Smithies on Thursday met with and gave a talk to a group of University of Virginia bioscience leaders and students during an intimate lunchtime event in the Lower West Oval Room at the Rotunda.
November 04, 2009
November 2, 2009 — The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has awarded one of two 2009 Kalinga Prizes for the Popularization of Science to University of Virginia astronomer and author Trinh Xuan Thuan. The other award went to Indian physicist and educator Tash Pal.
October 26, 2009
October 26, 2009 — Fourteen months into his term as the University of Virginia's vice president for research, Tom Skalak's vision can be summed up as this: "To harness the research and scholarly activity at the University that occurs
October 15, 2009
October 15, 2009 — Research on anxiety levels of older adults has largely been neglected, but a new University of Virginia study has found that older adults are less anxious than younger adults in challenging social situations.
October 14, 2009
October 14, 2009 — University of Virginia astronomy professor Kelsey Johnson has launched an astronomy club this fall.
October 13, 2009
October 13, 2009 — Elinor Ginzler, senior vice president at AARP, will present "Livable Communities: Opportunities for Successful Aging" on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Charlottesville Doubletree Hotel.
October 07, 2009
October 7, 2009 — Astronomers at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland, using an infrared camera aboard NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, have found the largest planetary ring in the solar system.
September 25, 2009
September 25, 2009 – The University of Virginia's Department of Psychology is looking for volunteer participants for a variety of studies to understand thought processes and emotional reactions among older and younger adults.