Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

May 15, 2008
May 15, 2008 — While human-caused global climate change has long been a concern for environmental scientists and is a well-known public policy issue, the problem of excessive reactive nitrogen in the environment is little-known beyond a growing circle of environmental scientists who study how the el
April 24, 2008
(UPDATE: May 18, 2008 — Jessica Norris is scheduled to graduate on May 18, 2008.)
April 15, 2008
April 15, 2008 — The University of Virginia's Department of Physics will host two free public events this week: the National Physics Day Show on Wednesday, April 16; and the Hoxton Physics Lecture on Thursday, April 17.
April 10, 2008
April 10, 2008 — Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to follow scent trails to their source, a new University of Virginia study indicates.
March 28, 2008
March 28, 2008 — The Office of Naval Research announced this month that it is awarding a highly competitive Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Program grant of approximately $6.5 million to Hilary Bart-Smith, a University of Virginia associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engi
March 27, 2008
March 27, 2008 — The University of Southern California today announced that James N. Galloway of the University of Virginia, a prescient explorer of nitrogen's wide-ranging effects on local and global ecosystems, is one of two recipients of the 2008 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement.
March 13, 2008
March 13, 2008 — Girls with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder stand a substantially greater risk of developing eating disorders in adolescence than girls without ADHD, a new study has found.
February 29, 2008
February 29, 2008 — Adults and very young children apparently have an innate ability to very quickly detect the presence of a snake from among a variety of non-threatening objects and creatures such as a caterpillar, flower or toad, according to a new study by psychologists at the University of Virg
February 28, 2008
February 28, 2008 — If your watch is slow by one second per day, most likely you won't notice. But after six months, you'll be getting to meetings three minutes late. After a year, you'll be behind time by about six minutes. Most likely you'll reset your watch.