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Unknown Soldiers: UVA Discovers Powerful Defenders of the Brain

Type 2 innate lymphocytes

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have discovered a rare and powerful type of immune cell in the meninges around the brain, suggesting the cells may play a critical but previously unappreciated role in battling Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, meningitis and other neurological diseases, in addition to supporting our healthy mental functioning.

14 Highlights from a Great Year for University of Virginia Arts

Andy Warhol: Icons exhibition on display at the Fralin Museum of Art (Photo by Dan Addison, University Communications)

Creativity, in all its forms, ran rampant at the University of Virginia in 2016.

Works from world-renowned artists graced the Grounds, ranging from Andy Warhol’s pop art portraits to a rare showing of one of the world’s most famous books – William Shakespeare’s First Folio.

University of Virginia Offers New International Research Opportunities for Underrepresented Students

Underrepresented students of color at the University of Virginia will be offered new, international research opportunities through a five-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities.

U.Va Offers New Summer Program to High Schoolers Looking for Taste of University Life

  Students in the “selfie” class, including Alexis Taylor of Charlottesville High School, were asked to take pictures portraying their summer school experience at U.Va.  (Photo: Alexis Taylor)

Summer school at the University of Virginia is not just for college-aged students. New this year, high school students looking for a firsthand feel of university life spent four weeks on Grounds, taking college-level classes and getting a taste of the independence that comes with life at a university.


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