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Researchers Discover How Neurons Tell Each Other to Die Under Trauma, Disease

Published March 10, 2017 in News

Neuroscientists have found that healthy neurons receive messages from injured neighbors that can lead to death. If they can block these messages from getting through, they may be able to slow 

Meet Assistant Professor Alan O. Bergland

Published March 10, 2017 in Faculty

An evolutionary biologist, Alan O. Bergland studies the genetic basis of rapid and cyclic adaptation in the wild.

What Do Diane Sawyer’s Hair and Moon Rocks Have in Common?

Published March 9, 2017 in News

Hint: UVA environmental sciences professor Stephen Macko has worked with both during a wide-raging academic career that has inspired hundreds of students to pursue careers in science.

This is Your Brain on Politics: The Neuroscience That Shapes Our Views

Published March 6, 2017 in News

Liya Yu, a lecturer who specializes in combining political philosophy and neuroscience, explains how involuntary brain functions impact our politics – and how we can use that information to improve political discourse. 

Meet Assistant Professor Francesco Di Plinio

Published March 3, 2017 in Faculty

The recipient of a National Science Foundation grant, Francesco Di Plinio concentrates his research in the areas of harmonic analysis and partial differential equations.

Undergraduate Researchers Probe Alzheimer’s in Mice and Impressionism

Published March 1, 2017 in News

In the second of two parts, we look at how two more recipients of UVA’s Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards are breaking new ground with their scholarship.

Creators of ‘Les Misérables’ Inspire as Artists-in-Residence

Published February 28, 2017 in News

Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, creators of the award-winning “Les Misérables” musical, were artists-in-residence at the University from Feb. 22 to 24.

Student Spotlight: 4th Year Michael Giovinco Isn’t Just Clowning Around

Published February 28, 2017 in News

The son of two professional clowns, Giovinco was juggling and walking on stilts even as an elementary school student. He brought his love of circus to UVA and, four years later, helped create and stage a full circus show right here on Grounds.

Fellows Selected to Develop Indigenous Arts Courses

Published February 28, 2017 in News

The Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative has awarded fellowships to three Arts & Sciences faculty members for the 2017-18 academic year as part of an effort to establish UVA as a research center of excellence for the study of the Indigenous arts.

Undergrads Research "Broken Windows" Policing, Relations Among Religions

Published February 27, 2017 in News

In the first of two parts, we review how two recipients of UVA’s Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards are breaking new ground with their scholarship, both at home and around the world.


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