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Nigerian Grad Student Focuses on Groundwater Research

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Life experiences have guided the direction of U.Va. chemical engineering student Joanna Adadevoh’s career as she works to find new ways to purify polluted water.
13-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Hormone Level Predicts How the Brain Processes Social Information

People with higher levels of oxytocin have greater activity in regions of the brain that support social cognition, a U.Va. psychology study indicates.
24-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EDT

IQ of Children in Better-Educated Households is Higher, Study Indicates

A study comparing the IQs of male siblings in which one member was reared by biological parents and the other by adoptive parents found that the children adopted by parents with more education had higher IQs.
24-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Exclusive $4 Million Partnership with Max Planck Society Targets Energy Research

The Max Planck Society – the world’s foremost non-academic research institution – selected the University of Virginia as its only U.S. partner, touting the quality of the University’s faculty in the energy research field.
9-Mar-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Rising Star: Astronomer Wins Prestigious Early-Career Sloan Research Fellowship

Computer simulation expert Shane Davis is a new Sloan Research Fellow, a $50,000 award that has launched other scientists on a trajectory toward the world’s most prestigious prizes in their fields.
25-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

A Sense of Taste: Psychology Professor Examines the Taste System

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University of Virginia psychology professor David Hill operates one of the few labs in the world to study the development of taste.
19-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

U.Va. Team Finds Molecular Tag That Explains Differences in Brain’s Response to Anger, Fear

U.Va. researchers have identified the relationship between a biomarker and activity in parts of the brain responsible for processing emotional responses.
9-Feb-2015 11:00 AM EST

U.Va. Physicists Engage in Neutrino Research With Fermilab

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Physicists at the University of Virginia are engaged in a series of neutrino experiments, called NOvA, now under way at Fermilab to help answer how and why matter came about.
6-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

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U.Va. Experts on Hong Kong Protests Can Comment on U.S.-China Relations, Role of Language, Culture, Social Media, Technology

Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters have occupied downtown Hong Kong since Sept. 28, calling for the local chief executive’s resignation. The University of Virginia has several experts who can comment on different aspects of the...
2-Oct-2014 11:00 AM EDT

U.Va. Professor Invited to Present to UN on Mental Health of Youth

Catherine Bradshaw, professor of education and associate dean at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, will present a report addressing mental health problems in youth to the United Nations on Aug. 12 as part of the U.N.’s...
8-Aug-2014 9:40 AM EDT

U.Va. Tip Sheet: G. Carleton Ray, Stephen Macko Available to Comment on Obama’s Expansion of Pacific Sanctuary; “Our Ocean” Meeting

19-Jun-2014 1:20 PM EDT

Author of New Climate Policy Book and Former Air Pollution Policymaker, Is Available to Discuss New EPA Greenhouse Gas Announcement

28-May-2014 2:00 PM EDT

Engineering Graduate Uses Big Data to Seek Insights to Bicycle Travel Flow

Bicycling enthusiast and civil and environmental engineer Alec Gosse studies traffic data to seek infrastructure compatible with bicycles.
15-May-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Tipsheet: On Shakespeare’s 450th, U.Va. Faculty, Students Offer Views on the Bard

William Shakespeare is such a studied and celebrated writer that it might seem there could be nothing more to examine about his work. But scholars are still hard at it as Shakespeare’s 450th birthday approaches on April 23.
14-Apr-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Tip Sheet: University of Virginia Professor Can Comment on Ukraine Unrest; Reporters Invited to Feb. 21 Discussion on Topic

Hours after a truce was declared between Ukrainian government forces and opposition protesters on Wednesday, fighting broke out once again this morning in the streets around Kiev’s Independence Square. According to the latest news reports, at...
20-Feb-2014 1:00 PM EST

U.Va.’s John Mason Available for Comment on Nelson Mandela’s Impact

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5-Dec-2013 5:00 PM EST

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