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U.Va. Cell Biologist to Lead Microsoft Founder’s $100 Million Cell Science Institute

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U.Va. professor and administrator Rick Horwitz, will lead a new Cell Science Institute created by Microsoft founder Paul Allen.
17-Dec-2014 4:00 PM EST

Whites of Their Eyes: Study Finds Infants Respond to Social Cues From Sclera

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Infants at 7 months old are able to unconsciously pick up on eye cues, based on the size of the whites of a person’s eyes – a vital foundation for the development of social interactive skills, a new U.Va. psychology study shows.
27-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New U.Va. Study Upends Current Theories of How Mitochondria Began

Parasitic bacteria were the first cousins of the mitochondria that power cells in animals and plants – and first acted as energy parasites in those cells before becoming beneficial, according to a new University of Virginia study.
16-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT

New Study Lists Top Psychologists of Modern Era

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A U.Va. study ranks the top 200 psychologists from recent decades.
26-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

U.Va.’s New $2.4M Computing Cluster to Enhance, Facilitate Big Data Research

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Its name is Rivanna, and it’s the University of Virginia’s new $2.4 million Cray computing cluster, a high-performance machine – really a combination of linked high-power computers (hence, “cluster”) – designed to greatly enhance and...
23-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Global Food Trade May Not Meet All Future Demand, U.Va. Study Indicates

A new University of Virginia study, published online in the American Geophysical Union journal, Earth’s Future, examines global food security and the patterns of food trade that – until this analysis – have been minimally studied.
8-Sep-2014 8:00 AM EDT

U.Va. Facility Added to New Nationwide Ecological Observatory Network

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A 105-foot research tower has been built at the University of Virginia's Mountain Lake Biological Station as part of a $430 million National Science Foundation ecological observatory that will monitor conditions from the Arctic to the tropics.
27-Aug-2014 4:00 PM EDT

Study: Bigger Weddings, Fewer Partners, Less ‘Sliding’ Linked to Better Marriages

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The more people who attend your wedding and the fewer relationships you had prior to marriage, the more likely you are to report a high-quality marriage.
19-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

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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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