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UVA is one of 12 universities to receive two-year grants for their proposals to advance existing efforts to improve undergraduate education in STEM fields.
University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a rare and powerful type of immune cell in the meninges around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical but previously unappreciated role in battling Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and other neurological diseases.
The student-led start-up, Agrospheres, has created a new biologic treatment that safely degrades harmful pesticides from crops in a matter of hours.
It’s a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching: researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
Researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
UVA researchers join team in finally determining the exact site where 19 accused witches were executed during the Salem Witch Trials.
A University of Virginia engineering professor is exploring ways to improve polymer membranes to make desalination simpler and less expensive.
The University of Virginia has converted several current classrooms into active learning spaces and are planning renovations to the Chemistry and Biology buildings incorporating significantly more active learning spaces.
The Authentic Learning Initiative is designed to engage faculty conversations around the topic of authentic learning and assessment. By creating learning environments using authentic contexts that ensure assessment truly measures whether students can use their knowledge effectively and realistically.