Reclamation. Detail from painting by Sally Binard. The 2019 UVA conference, “Coasts in Crisis: Art and Conversation in the Aftermath of Hurricanes,” featured several Caribbean artists.

UVA Expands Graduate Programs in Africana and Caribbean Studies

The Caribbean islands are, for many, an idealized vacation spot. For scholars who study the region, it is a place of important history and flourishing arts that has much to show its neighbors and past conquerors, as well as a region that has often been misunderstood because of its struggles.

Photo of a bee pollinating

Making UVA Grounds Pollinator-Friendly

Emily Spindler and Kelsey Schoenemann, graduate students in the University of Virginia’s environmental science department, developed Bee Grounds UVA, a working group within the environmental stewardship subcommittee of UVA Sustainability.

Tim Ware

Research Could Lead to Better Forms of Pain Management

All pain medications have side effects. Take too much aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, or take highly addictive opioids like oxycodone, codeine or morphine for too long, and the problems they create can become far worse than the ones they were intended to solve.


A Sea Change for the Eastern Shore

Researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences and other A&S initiatives are bringing new hope to endangered coastal communities.