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  • Green Pea Galaxy Provides Insights to Early Universe Evolution

    Jan 19, 2016

    Organized by Astronomy professor Trinh Thuan, an international team of researchers are gaining a new understanding of the re-ionization of the universe by studying a nearby dwarf “green pea” galaxy.

  • A&S Faculty Initiatives Awarded Research Seed Funding

    Jan 11, 2016

    The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences is awarding $500,000 in research seed funding toward projects from principal investigators in the Departments of Economics, Environmental Sciences, Psychology, and Religious Studies.

  • Backed by Mellon Grant, UVA Establishes New Center to Study Indigenous Art

    Jan 11, 2016

    The grant will allow the University of Virginia to hire two curators for its extensive collections of artworks from the Americas and Australia. The grant also will support new arts programs for UVA faculty and students.

  • Adam Daniel to be New Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Planning

    Jan 11, 2016

    Adam returns to UVA from Stanford University, where he spent the last eight years serving as Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.

  • Diplomatic Wahoos

    Jan 05, 2016

    UVA has supplied ambassadors since the earliest days of the republic and “currently, more Foreign Service officers are alumni of the University than of any other university,” including Derek Mitchell (Foreign Affairs '86), U.S. ambassador to Burma, and Kevin Whitaker (History '79), U.S. ambassador to Colombia.

  • Professors in the Pulpit

    Jan 05, 2016

    Vanessa Ochs, Heather Warren and Michael Suarez are among UVA faculty members who balance academic responsibilities with leadership roles in religious congregations.

  • Why Parents Can't Resist Buying Their Children the Hottest Gifts

    Dec 17, 2015

    Most parents resist the idea of capitulating to their children’s “I wants.” The reason they give in, UVA sociologist Allison Pugh says, goes much deeper than slick marketing.

  • Olivier Zunz's Research Inspires Smithsonian Exhibit

    Dec 17, 2015

    Olivier Zunz’s book, “Philanthropy in America,” provided important background for the exhibit’s curators, and Zunz took part in a panel discussion alongside Warren Buffett and David Rockefeller Jr.

  • Seeing Stars

    Dec 14, 2015

    A&S Astronomers are designing and building a $6 million observatory instrument that will reveal stars 25,000 light years and more away.

  • Q&A: Why Millennials Are Leaving Religion But Embracing Spirituality

    Dec 14, 2015

    Associate Professor of Religious Studies Matthew Hedstrom explains why millennials are leaving church but still believe in God -- and how consumer capitalism is driving the shift.