University of Virginia

The University of Virginia (UVA) was founded by Thomas Jefferson and established in Charlottesville, Virginia in 1819. The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences was the first engineering school in the U.S., and awards both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. The university has over 2100 faculty members and nearly 20,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. It is ranked as No.2 in public universities by U.S. News and World Report 2009. The UVA Medical School is ranked among the Top 100 Hospitals by Thomsons and Solucient. UVA offers 48 bachelor's degrees, 94 master's degrees, 55 doctoral degrees, 6 educational specialists degrees and 2 professional degrees in medicine and law. UVA is a member of a consortium involved in the construction and operation of the Large Binocular Telescope in the Mount Graham International Observatory located in Southeastern Arizona and operates other observatories in other locations. The Altacama Large Millimeter Array Science Center is located at the Charlottesville NRAO site.

Address
P.O. Box 400229 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4229
Website
http://www.virginia.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Virginia

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Health

Nurses study the needs of transgender senior citizens

Of the 1.5 million Americans who identify as transgender, roughly 217,000—about 14—are older than age 65. According to a 2011 report by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, 97 percent transitioned (claimed their preferred ...

Cardiology

Bystanders can help more cardiac arrest victims survive

Only 8% of Americans survive cardiac arrest outside a hospital, but that percentage could increase significantly if bystanders recognize cardiac arrest and perform simple lifesaving tasks, a UVA Health physician says.

Medications

Non-opioid drug death rates are also on the rise

Drugs overdoses in the United States have been on the rise, and studies have paid particular attention to prescription opioids, heroin and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl. But University of Virginia researcher Christopher ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Living in walkable cities predicts success of 'American dream'

New research from the University of Virginia finds children who are raised in walkable cities are more likely to climb the economic ladder, earning more than their parents did at similar points in their lives.

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