Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

April 14, 2009
April 13, 2009 — The University of Virginia's two astronomical observatories will host several free open houses in the coming weeks.
April 10, 2009
April 10, 2009 — Picture the textbook atom.
April 01, 2009
March 31, 2009 — Deborah Lawrence, associate professor of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia, has been named a Jefferson Science Fellow by the U.S. Department of State, pending diplomatic security clearance approval.
April 01, 2009
April 1, 2009 — "Making Central Virginia a Great Place to Age: Community Research Partnerships," is the subject of a communitywide and pan-University of Virginia research forum to be held Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Sandridge Hall at the John Paul Jones Arena.
March 30, 2009
March 31, 2009 — The Office of the Vice President for Research at the University of Virginia is unveiling the face of research across Grounds with a student video co
March 18, 2009
March 18, 2009 — A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples' cognitive skills — such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships — peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27.  
March 11, 2009
March 11, 2009 — A new center to develop the analytical tools needed to design the engines for a future hypersonic aircraft – one that could fly up to 12 times the speed of sound – is being established at the University of Virginia under a new $10 million grant from NASA and the U.S.
February 13, 2009
February 13, 2009 — Even within cells, the left hand knows what the right hand is doing.
January 28, 2009
January 26, 2009 — There's probably just one thing that country singer Willie Nelson and Kansas Senator Sam Brownback have in common: a belief in the value of crop-based biofuels as a potential solution to our dependence on foreign oil, as an answer to global warming, and as the salvation of the Ame
January 22, 2009
January 22, 2009 — When Jeff O'Dell was a soldier in Iraq in 2005 and 2006, he wore standard-issue "body armor" that could stop a single armor-piercing bullet. But a second shot to the same area could kill.