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Could Nearby Venus Harbor Life? An Astronomer Helps Unfold the Mystery

Astronomers have recently announced the surprising discovery of the chemical phosphine in the toxic atmosphere of Venus

Democracy and the Pandemic: Faculty Op-Eds Raise, and Answer, Urgent Questions

UVA’s Democracy Initiative has launched an op-ed series, bringing its research to the nation’s newspapers, from the Washington Post to the Dallas Morning News; The New York Times to the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.

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A New Calculation For the Total Amount of Matter in the Universe

Sep 30, 2020

Visiting astronomy professor Anatoly Klypin has helped precisely measure the total amount of matter in the universe, a daunting exercise for even the most mathematically proficient.

Democracy Initiative's Statecraft Lab Event Examines America’s Future in Global Politics

Sep 23, 2020

As the United States draws nearer to a pivotal presidential election, a UVA event is bringing together leading scholars and experts in international affairs to understand how the outcome could reshape the world order.

“How Did We Get Here?” UVA Podcast Explores the Rise of Illiberalism

Sep 08, 2020

Illiberalism is on the rise, threatening the future of democratic nations around the world. When COVID-19 brought an end to their plans for 2020, two faculty members in the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences launched a podcast to answer the question,“How did we get here?”

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American Statecraft in the 21st Century

Democratic Statecraft Lab, with Mary-Louise Kelly, Michael McFaul, Stephen Walt, and Anne-Marie Slaughter. 1 PM, Wed., Oct. 8, via Zoom 

College Science Scholars Research Symposium

4 PM, Wednesday, Oct. 7, via Zoom 

China, Asia, and the US: Foreground and Lost Ground

East Asia Center, 3:15 PM, Friday, Oct. 2, via Zoom

Fall 2020 Student Resources

Essential information for students and their families.