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New Study Lists Top Psychologists of Modern Era


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


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


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


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

A Third of U.S. Low-Wage Workers Are Only Earners in Household

Among all employees nationally, 56 percent are hourly workers, and 32 percent of these, or more than 21 million, earn less than $10.10 per hour, according to University of Virginia researchers in the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service’s...
24-Jul-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Tenure Reform Increases Voluntary Attrition of Less Effective Teachers in NYC

A new study of New York City public schools shows that recent reforms have dramatically reduced the portion of teachers approved for tenure as many relatively ineffective teachers whose probationary periods were extended voluntarily left their...
9-Jul-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Doing Something is Better Than Doing Nothing for Most People, Study Shows

People are focused on the external world and don’t enjoy spending much time alone thinking, according to a new study led by University of Virginia psychologist Timothy Wilson and published in the journal Science.
1-Jul-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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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

U.Va. Tip Sheet UPDATED: The Situation in Syria

Should the U.S. pursue a military strike on Syria? Some believe Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime must be punished for its suspected use of chemical weapons Aug. 21 in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. Others feel that the U.S. is not the...
9-Sep-2013 3:20 PM EDT

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