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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.

Student Cameron Haddad poses with a group of South Africans
February 25, 2019

USOAR brought them together. This UVA team took on research in South Africa that’s helping set new global policies.

February 11, 2019

University of Virginia undergraduate Sarah Corning used her Harrison research award to explore the dangers female migrants from Central America face in Mexico as they leave their homes seeking a better life.

May 18, 2018

The graduating class contains 53 Harrison Undergraduate Research Award winners, 49 Global Health Scholars, 39 Jefferson Public Citizen Award recipients, 29 Double-’Hoo Research Award recipients, 13 Community-Based Undergraduate Research Grants recipients and 10 University Awards for Projects in the Arts recipients.

May 14, 2018

Three University of Virginia students have received grants from the University Award for Projects in the Arts program, allowing them to follow their artistic muses this summer.

May 8, 2018

The annual “Double ’Hoo” 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. 

The Rotunda
March 2, 2018

Forty-six University of Virginia undergraduate students will tackle summer research projects, with subjects ranging from first-century Italian dwellings to 21st-century medicine, thanks to grant support awarded by the University.

Researcher Nicky Demitry
February 28, 2018

Nicole Demitry’s research into humanitarian aid to Haiti found a lot of hard questions and no easy answers.

Researcher Madeline Morales
February 26, 2018

Immersed in her research into ceramic matrix composite materials, Madeline Morales went looking for one thing and found another.

collage of student arts awards winners
May 22, 2017

Six University of Virginia students have received grants from the University Award for Projects in the Arts program, allowing them to follow their artistic muses this summer.

Thomas Jefferson statue by artist Gault
April 28, 2017

This summer, pairs of University of Virginia student researchers will examine corrosion in aluminum alloys, probe the social and economic impact of large urban development in the Middle East and develop new therapies for multiple sclerosis.

Picture of Undergraduate Students who won the award
March 29, 2017

Investigating nerve disorders and fighting microbes have netted two University of Virginia students prestigious research awards.

Student working in lab
March 1, 2017

From Ann Richards’ politics in Texas, to diabetes in mice, to race riots in Reconstruction-era Louisiana, 49 undergraduate students will receive support from the University of Virginia this summer to pursue research projects of their own choosing.

Student Michael Giovinco
February 27, 2017

The son of two professional clowns, Giovinco was juggling and walking on stilts even as an elementary school student. He brought his love of circus to UVA and, four years later, helped create and stage a full circus show right here on Grounds.