If seeing is believing, can we believe that there are planets beyond our solar system that we can’t see?
Linguist Mark A. Sicoli, an assistant professor of anthropology, studies a rare form of “whistled speech,” which is endangered in the few places around the world where it can still be found.
A new analysis of ice-core climate data, archeological evidence and ancient pollen samples strongly suggests that agriculture by humans 7,000 years ago likely slowed a natural cooling process of the global climate, playing a role in the relatively warmer climate we experience today.
UVA linguist Lise Dobrin first traveled to Papua New Guinea in 1997 to research Cemaun Arapesh, an endangered language spoken by a shrinking number of villagers on the country’s northern coast.
One of the newest honorary members of the Order of Australia is the University of Virginia’s Margo Smith, director and curator of the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection.