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March 6, 2020

From exploring the metabolism of the fruit fly to plotting the career arc of an Australian artist, UVA students are using Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards to expand their base of knowledge.

March 5, 2020

Brett Goerl is using his Harrison Undergraduate Research Award to explore alternative therapies for epilepsy. Brett Goerl is using his Harrison Undergraduate Research Award to explore alternative therapies for epilepsy.

March 4, 2020

Rita Anane-Wae arrived at UVA wary of pursuing biomedical engineering. But then she met a mentor, landed a research grant – and fell in love with her work.

March 3, 2020

Astrid is a Harrison Award Recipient who has been investigating the challenges faced by Latinx families in elementary schools and hopes to ultimately work in education policy. Learn more about her current work and findings here! 

February 6, 2020

Third-year drama major Payton Moledor spent the fall studying classical acting at the UK’s oldest drama school, backed by a University Award for Projects in the Arts. Here are some of the lessons she learned. 

May 29, 2019

Kenan Scholars will examine the impact of the University of Virginia’s history on black Lawn residents’ experience and the evolution of the pavilion gardens from workplaces to showplaces.Kenan Scholars will examine the impact of the University of Virginia’s history on black Lawn residents’ experience and the evolution of the pavilion gardens from workplaces to showplaces.

April 25, 2019

The latest round of Awards for Projects in the Arts will fund journalism, dance and acting as three undergraduates express their creative sides. 

Christina Kim has conducted hearing research in the lab of neuroscientist Jeff Corwin.
April 24, 2019

Graduating biomedical engineering student Christina Kim “has had a huge positive impact on our ASL program and on the University during her time here,” a faculty mentor said. In 2017, she and her graduate mentor, Mark Rudolf, an M.D. and Ph.D. candidate, earned a Double Hoo Research Award in support of the work.

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April 18, 2019

The annual Double Hoo research grants offer graduate students an early opportunity to mentor undergraduates, and give undergraduates an experienced partner to aid in the pursuit of their research goals.

April 17, 2019

Working as a Double Hoo research team, Gordon Brezicki and Jonathan Zheng seek a less expensive, more sustainable way to create methanol.

April 15, 2019

Concerned about our native mason bees, two student researchers are tracking the spread of two introduced Japanese species that now dominate mason bee fauna and may be competing with the natives.

Illustration depicting variety of research fields
March 7, 2019

From delving deep into ancient history, current economics and medical research, UVA students are using undergraduate research grants to expand the base of knowledge.

March 6, 2019

Journalism’s imperfect picture of a conflict can shape how readers view the different sides, as a UVA undergraduate student is discovering in his study of the conflict between Russia and Chechnya.

March 5, 2019

As the worldwide population of the elderly increases, one student's research is focusing on their quality of life, mental health and happiness.

March 4, 2019

Dove-Anna Johnson's research examines a specific molecule and how it influences body weight, in an effort to find treatment options for eating disorders ranging from obesity to anorexia.

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