Could climate change quicken the pace of evolution? Scientists still don’t fully understand the impact of the environment on the evolutionary process, but NSF CAREER award winner Alan Bergland’s work with regional gardeners and the common fruit fly may be the key.
UVA's third annual Research Achievement Awards honored faculty pursuing research in areas that range from nanocrystals to international law to muscle signaling, and included 21 honorees from Arts & Sciences.
In the popular course “How Things Work,” physics professor Chris Neu has developed “Physics Idol!,” a new method for students to demonstrate their learning, modeled after the popular performance competition TV show, “American Idol.”
Industrial production of petroleum-based products introduces massive amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Chemist Brent Gunnoe’s research could make those processes cleaner and much less expensive.