Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

November 19, 2008
November 19, 2008 — The Space Shuttle Endeavour launched on Friday and docked Saturday evening with the International Space Station. This week, the spacecraft will make a spectacular sweep over Central Virginia, according to an astronomy professor at the University of Virginia.
November 18, 2008
Go to slideshow November 18, 2008 — Ellen Bass had a troubled student. He was smart, but he was doing poorly in her University of Virginia systems engineering class. He seemed unable to focus on his studies.
November 10, 2008
November 11, 2008 — About 120 middle and high school students from as far away as Hampton Roads and Prince George County gave Saturday's Science Career Symposium at Clark Hall rave reviews.
November 04, 2008
November 4, 2008 — The University of Virginia will host a Science Career Symposium for middle and high school students Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Clark Hall.
October 30, 2008
October 30, 2008 — With the days shortening toward winter, many people will begin to experience the winter blahs. For some, the effect can be devastating.
October 28, 2008
 • Audio: Brian Nosek discusses how voters’ implicit beliefs may contradict their declared beliefs (MP3)
October 08, 2008
October 8, 2008 -- A new, multi-institutional research center combining the tools of chemistry and astronomy, to be headquartered at the University of Virginia, will use the unique laboratory of interstellar space to free the study of basic chemistry from the restrictive bonds of Earth.
September 18, 2008
September 18, 2008 — Using new "lab on a chip" technology, James Landers hopes to create a hand-held device that may eventually allow physicians, crime scene investigators, pharmacists, even the general public, to quickly and inexpensively conduct DNA tests from almost anywhere, without need for a c
September 10, 2008
September 10, 2008 — In the late summer of 2003, Rob Kelly, a University of Virginia professor of materials science and engineering, was asked by former Engineering School dean Ed Starke to sit in on a meeting with the designers of a