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  • Researchers Received DARPA Funding to Shrink Computing Memory

    Mar 27, 2018

    An interdisciplinary UVA research team is focusing on creating high-speed, high-density computer memory at the nano scale.

  • Three Awarded NSF Social Science Grants

    Mar 23, 2018

    The National Science Foundation has awarded research grants to China Scherz (Anthropology), Fiona Greenland (Sociology) and Allison Pugh (Sociology).

  • Mellon Arts Fellows Announced

    Mar 12, 2018

    The 2018-19 Mellon Arts Fellows include Allison Bigelow (Spanish), Federico Cuatlacuatl (Art), James Igoe (Anthropology) and Noel Lobley (Music). Phoebe Crisman (Architecture) and Karenne Wood (Virginia Humanities) also were awarded fellowships.

  • Bootlickers Beware: UVA Professor's Book Takes Aim at Sycophants

    Mar 12, 2018

    Since their most recent book’s publication in October by University of Virginia Press, the Parkers have been popular interview subjects across North America for media outlets seeking their humorous, and scholarly, insight on the time-honored practice of insincere flattery that “bootlickers,” “brownnosers” and, well, “suck ups,” employ.

  • BOV Approves Transforming Doctoral Education Initiative

    Mar 12, 2018

    The UVA Board of Visitors has approved $15.8 million of funding from the Strategic Investment Fund to support doctoral education in Arts & Sciences.  The funding will be awarded over five years and support two major initiatives in the Graduate School; $13.5 million was allotted for Grand Challenge Fellowships for 2019-22, and $2.3 million to pilot a PhD Plus career development program for 2018-20.

  • Virginia Festival of the Book Opens on March 21

    Mar 07, 2018

    The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book opens on March 21 and will feature five days of readings and panel discussions featuring authors ranging from bestselling authors to debut writers. Arts & Sciences faculty will participate in a series of Festival readings and discussions this year, both as featured authors and as panel moderators.

  • UVA Neurobiologist Seeks Clues to Brain Development Through Early Vision

    Mar 06, 2018

    The neural circuitry of the developing brain is shaped by sight. Jianhua “J.C.” Cang is looking deep for insights.

  • Maternal Health Drives UVA's Newly Minted Luce Scholar

    Mar 06, 2018

    Fourth-year Global Development Studies major Madeline Rita plans to examine health systems in Asia – and create more space for self-reflection – while on a Luce Scholarship.

  • New Associate Dean Coming From History

    Feb 26, 2018

    History professor Christian W. McMillen has been named the next associate dean for the social sciences. He will succeed Len Schoppa, who will head to the University of Oxford for a year of research, and then resume teaching in the Dept. of Politics when he returns. 

  • This Physics Professor Has Invented a Better Earplug

    Feb 12, 2018

    A unique silicone rubber developed by Lou Bloomfield may soon help people avoid hearing damage when exposed to loud noises.