The University of Virginia (UVA) was founded by Thomas Jefferson and established in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1819. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was the first engineering school in the U.S., and awards both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. The university has over 2100 faculty members and nearly 20,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. It is ranked as No.2 in public universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. The UVA Medical School is ranked among the Top 100 Hospitals by Thomsons and Solucient. UVA offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 94 master's degrees, 55 doctoral degrees, 6 educational specialists degrees and 2 professional degrees in medicine and law. UVA is a member of a consortium involved in the construction and operation of the Large Binocular Telescope in the Mount Graham International Observatory located in Southeastern Arizona and operates other observatories in other locations. The Altacama Large Millimeter Array Science Center is located at the Charlottesville NRAO site.
Rob Cross's fascinating work on "collaborative overload," conducted with Adam Grant and Robert "Reb" Rebele of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, is featured on the cover of the January/February ...
"By 2050, a majority of Americans will be minorities. Yet scholars know little about faith and family life among non-white Americans," said University of Virginia sociologist W. Bradford Wilcox.
A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archeological evidence and ancient pollen samples strongly suggests that agriculture by humans 7,000 years ago likely slowed a natural cooling process of the global climate, playing ...
On a stunningly clear October morning, a 400-foot-tall NASA high-altitude balloon rose from an airport runway in Fort Sumner, New Mexico and began its ascent into the stratosphere.
Recent headlines suggest that it is becoming more common for men to take advantage of paid parental leave options, but University of Virginia professor Christopher Ruhm has found that it's a little more complicated than that.
"Spiritual but not religious."
"Parchment" – it sounds ancient and quaint. One variety of it – used in the first truly portable Bibles – has the disturbing name "uterine vellum," prompting scholars over the centuries to surmise its origins.
That Sushi Vegetable Combo comes out with an overall rating of four stars on sustainability.
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