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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


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

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

American Liberals and Conservatives Think as if From Different Cultures

A new study has found that American conservatives think more like Asians, and liberals are the extreme Westerners in thought styles.
22-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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


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


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

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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


5-Dec-2013 5:00 PM EST

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