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Environment

Located in a state rich in natural resources and opportunities, the University of Virginia helps accelerate discovery, train the next generation of leaders in research and develop external partnerships that translate environmental research into practice.

Through STEM Education and Botany, APP Fellows Look to Boost Appalachia's Future

Through STEM Education and Botany, APP Fellows Look to Boost Appalachia's Future

Faculty at the University of Virginia and UVA’s College at Wise are helping one another make a difference in the lives of Southwest Virginians.

Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Prosperity Project Fellows

Announcing the 2019 Appalachian Prosperity Project Fellows

Faculty at UVA and UVA-Wise are empowering one another to make a difference in Southwest Virginia.

A New Vision for the UVA Research Park

A New Vision for the UVA Research Park

Plans are underway to create ease of connection between UVA's Research Park, CHO, and the Hollymead Town Center to benefit Virginia visitors and businesses. A new vision for the park enhances efforts to draw people together for smoother business collaborations.

UVA Supports Localities to Tackle Traffic Safety

UVA Supports Localities to Tackle Traffic Safety

UVA's Center for Transportation Studies hired its first Safety Circuit Rider Engineer to fully deploy its Safety Circuit Rider Program. The program serves a critical function by helping local governments and agencies improve the safety of their road systems, offering traffic, pedestrian, and transit solutions coupled with guidance around funding opportunities for implementation.

Training Engineers to Solve Complex, 21st Century Problems

Training Engineers to Solve Complex, 21st Century Problems

UVA Engineering is responding to a need for engineers trained to solve the complex, global problems of the 21st century. The newly launched Department of Engineering Systems and Environment will unite students, faculty, and staff from multiple engineering disciplines for a whole-system approach to modern challenges.

Building Local Economies in Southwest Virginia

Building Local Economies in Southwest Virginia

UVA played a big role in establishing the Clinch River Valley Initiative (CRVI), a multi-partner effort to build local economies in Southwest Virginia by leveraging the natural assets of the Clinch River.

The Clinch River Valley Initiative

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Virginia Sea Grant Awarded GO Virginia Funding

Virginia Sea Grant Awarded GO Virginia Funding

GO Virginia funding will identify key gaps in the Virginia economic development ecosystem surrounding water technologies and coastal resiliency. As a member of Virginia Sea Grant, UVA researchers contribute to important work that impacts coastal communities in Virginia and beyond.

Considering the Business Community as a Path to Sustainability

Considering the Business Community as a Path to Sustainability

UVA researchers propose that the business community can address sustainability challenges through innovation and development of new technologies. A new book considers the role of industry, academia, and government partnerships for improving sustainability in Virginia and beyond.

Advocating for Biophilic Cities

Advocating for Biophilic Cities

The Biophilic Cities Project at UVA is a partnership to integrate the beauty of nature into urban environments. Researchers are creating assessment and best practices that will enable more cities to become biophilic, improving human health in Virginia and beyond.

UVA Launches Institutes to Address Societal Problems

UVA Launches Institutes to Address Societal Problems

The Environmental Resilience Institute and the Global Infectious Diseases Institute bring top researchers together to tackle some of the biggest problems facing society: the environment and infectious disease.

Partnering to Enhance the Chesapeake Bay and its Dependent Businesses

Partnering to Enhance the Chesapeake Bay and its Dependent Businesses

Virginia Sea Grant (VASG) is a federal-state partnership that combines scientific research, education, and public outreach. UVA if one of 7 Virginia Universities partnering to enhance the Bay's ecology and the businesses that depend on it.

Virginia Sea Grant

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Re-establishing Industrial Hemp to Build Virginia's Economy

Re-establishing Industrial Hemp to Build Virginia's Economy

UVA faculty member Michael Timko lends research expertise to cultivate industrial hemp and re-establish it as an important sector in the Virginia economy.