When the challenges of life as a graduate student got to be too much, Phoebe Cook, who studies the social lives of insects, set out to build a better support network for herself and for others.
Kelsie Wentz’s dream has always been to have a career in the sciences. This spring she will graduate from the University of Virginia’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with a Ph.D. from the Department of Chemistry and her pick of post-doctoral research opportunities.
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. They also established a committee drawn from people with a range of expertise and skills to aid them.
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.
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.
Researchers like Rajveer “Raj” Nehra, a member of the College of Arts & Science's class of 2020, are exploring how light waves could completely revolutionize the way computers solve big problems.
Researchers from the Department of Environmental Sciences and other A&S initiatives are bringing new hope to endangered coastal communities.
On the eve the 40th anniversary of the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies, its graduate fellows are bringing international prestige to the arts and sciences.
A message of congratulations from Associate Dean Dinko Počanić
Leif Fredrickson's study of lead poisoning in Baltimore combines geographic information system mapping, demographic data and public health records to examine the relationship between social inequalities and environmental exposure.
Doctoral students in English, Music, Psychology and Statistics partner with peers in Engineering to identify data-driven solutions to real-world problems.
After completing his master’s in English literature, James Perla launched a podcast series that explores environmental and cultural conservation in the Amazon and is now working on a digital archive of the Civil Rights Movement.
A study led by clinical psychology PhD candidate Diana Dinescu detailing the effect of marriage on alcohol consumption has been published in the Journal of Family Psychology.
Environmental Sciences PhD candidate Ariel Firebaugh studies the negative impact of light pollution on fireflies’ mojo at UVA’s Blandy Farm.
Music PhD candidate Steven Lewis assisted in curating a 400-year timeline of African-American musical expression, achievement and influence as a research assistant at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
A team led by Astronomy PhD candidate Nicholas Troup has used a UVA-developed instrument to quadruple the number of known “brown dwarfs” in close proximity to stars – a blind spot in astronomical observation that has baffled theoreticians for years.
Examining the incarceration of black women in the nation's capital during the Civil War has earned History student Tamika Richeson a Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellowship in Women's Studies.
In a year where it seems like every aspect of American politics is being watched and analyzed on the world stage, University of Virginia doctoral candidate Michael Poznansky is interested in the powerful political plays that are hidden beneath the surface.