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U.Va. Graduate Student Research:
Addressing Real World Issues

In 1825, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I hope [the University of Virginia] will prove a blessing to my own state, and not unuseful perhaps to some others." Over the subsequent 180 years, U.Va. evolved into a premier national and international institution of higher education, drawing students from every state in the union and more than 120 countries.

We invite you to meet some U.Va. graduate students, past and present, and take a brief look at the research that has defined their graduate experience. If you are a faculty member or graduate student and know of an individual whose research should be highlighted, please e-mail

Name Field
Helen Chapple Anthropology
SherriLynn Colby-Bottel Anthropology
Adam Watson Anthropology
Todné Thomas Anthropology
Danielle Willkens Architecture
Christopher Oliver Art History
Ricardo Muñoz Astronomy
Erwin Gianchandani Biomedical Engineering
Ramkumar Venkatanarayna Civil & Environmental Engineering
Karsten Nohl Computer Science
Anthony Wood Computer Science
Jim Cocola English
Samuel Flewelling Environmental Sciences
Bill Gilhooly Environmental Sciences
Matt Lassiter History
Patrick Hopkins (II) Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Niccolo Fiorentino Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Carol Rivera-Lopez Molecular Medicine
Mary Simonson (II) Music
Peter Traub Music
Emma Mitchell Nursing
Steve Marrin Politics
Christine Schnittka Science Education
Tara Tober Sociology



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