The Caribbean islands might sound like the ideal beautiful, balmy vacation spot, but for scholars who study the region, it is so much more – a place of important history and flourishing arts that has much to show its neighbors and past conquerors,
Using tools that offer them an unprecedented view of our galaxy’s stars, astronomers at UVA say a phenomenon warping the edges of the Milky Way is the result of an intergalactic event that happened three billion years ago.
“We want students to develop a theory of democracy. What are the criteria for a healthy democracy? What sort of laws, structures, institutions, norms and media systems support democracy? What sorts undermine democracy?
An environmental scientist at UVA is looking for geological clues from the distant past to better understand how quickly arctic ice is melting and what that could mean for the future of our coastal communities.
Inefficiencies in the technology of converting sunlight into power and storing it for use have limited the appeal of solar power, but a recent discovery by a team led by two researchers at UVA could eliminate a significant obstacle to making it work on a large scale.
The honored faculty members include Angeline Lillard, professor of psychology and director of UVA’s Early Development Lab; Karen Hunger Parshall, professor of history and mathematics; and Patricia L. Wiberg, professor of environmental sciences.
New research at the University of Virginia has found evidence that children as young as 3 show physiological changes that co-occur with the distinction these toddlers draw between violations of moral and conventional norms.