Recent Articles by

Fariss Samarrai

September 29, 2006
Sept. 29, 2006 -- A study comparing outcomes of children at a public inner-city Montessori school with children who attended traditional schools indicates that Montessori education leads to children with better social and academic skills.
September 29, 2006
Sept. 29, 2006 -- Stephen S. Rich, one of the world’s leading epidemiologists and geneticists, and John T. Yates Jr., a world-renowned physical and surface chemist and a member of the National Academy of Science, have been named to the faculty.
September 19, 2006
Sept. 8, 2006 -- On a clear day full of sunny optimism, the University of Virginia dedicated its new $2.5 million Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center. The event was held Aug. 26. The center is the new home base for the Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) project, conducted by U.Va.
September 15, 2006
Sept. 15, 2006 -- A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, an infrared observatory orbiting the sun, is helping astronomers understand how stardust is recycled in galaxies.
August 28, 2006
Aug. 28, 2006 -- A dedication ceremony for the University of Virginia’s new $2.5 million Anheuser-Busch Coastal Research Center was held at the facility on the Eastern Shore on Saturday, Aug. 26. The center is the new home base for the Long-Term Ecological Research project conducted by U.Va.
June 20, 2006
June 20, 2006 -- Fifteen University of Virginia students and their faculty traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 23 for the study abroad course, “People, Culture and the Environment of Southern Africa.” An additional six students also traveled to Africa to conduct service-learning projects
May 17, 2006
May 17, 2006 — The small submarine descends from the brilliant blue surface of the Gulf of Mexico toward the seafloor thousands of feet below. Inside are a pilot and a few researchers, including Bill Gilhooly, a University of Virginia graduate student. At 500 feet the sea goes completely black.
May 10, 2006
May 10, 2006 — New research calls into question the linkage between major Atlantic hurricanes and global warming. That is one of the conclusions from a University of Virginia study to appear in the May 10, 2006 issue of the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
April 06, 2006
April 6, 2006 — A pair of supermassive black holes in the distant universe are intertwined and spiraling toward a merger that will create a single super-supermassive black hole capable of swallowing billions of stars, according to a new study by astronomers at the University of Virginia, Bonn Univer

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