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  • Q&A: Why Research Has Not Been Able to Solve the Gun Control Debate

    Jun 29, 2016

    As Congress once again debates the heated issue of gun control, Economics professor John Pepper explains why the scholarly community has not been able to reach consensus about the effects of gun legislation.

  • Raise the Curtain

    Jun 29, 2016

    The Heritage Theatre Festival’s 42nd season features a rollicking group of pirates, a Charlie Brown musical, a one-man show written and performed by a former “Seinfeld” writer and two dramas that have inspired silver screen hits.

  • All That Glitters is Gold

    Jun 29, 2016

    UVA rock ’n’ roll historian Jack Hamilton breaks down the plagiarism trial over Led Zeppelin’s megahit, “Stairway to Heaven,” which concluded that it was written by singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page.

  • Extreme Resistance

    Jun 22, 2016

    Million of years of an evolutionary arms race has resulted in an amazing toxicity resistance for some species of snakes.

  • Searching the Kuiper Belt

    Jun 22, 2016

    UVA astronomer Anne Verbiscer is helping NASA steer the New Horizons spacecraft at the edge of our solar system, dodging hazards and identifying objects for closer inspection.

  • English, Religious Studies Grad Students Get Dissertation Fellowships

    Jun 22, 2016

    Two A&S graduate students have received the prestigious Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships help them complete their work.

  • New Album Remixes Traditional African Music for the Electronic Generation

    Jun 10, 2016

    UVA assistant professor (and former DJ) Noel Lobley’s association with sub-Saharan Africa began in 2001 with a donkey cart and a few fellow musicians traveling South Africa’s townships to play recordings of traditional African music.

  • A&S Scholars Use Fulbright Grants For Work and Study Abroad

    Jun 10, 2016

    Arts & Sciences scholars will teach English in many different countries this year, with the support of the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

  • New Politics Lab Probes Effects of Violence on Post-Conflict Societies

    Jun 10, 2016

    Last February, UVA launched the Department of Politics Experimental Lab, which aims to determine the behavioral tendencies of civilians who have been exposed to violence in civil wars and insurgencies.

  • English Graduate Brings a New Plot Line to Video Game Industry

    May 26, 2016

    Edgar Allan Poe’s work inspired recent graduate Elizabeth Ballou to create an interactive, short story-like videogame, set for release later this summer.

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