Aug. 4-17, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 24
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Photo of installation of clock face in new clock tower
Law dean Scott to step down
Alzheimer's may stem from defective genes
Football game-day parking plan unveiled
Farm fertile ground for research

'Photography Against Itself' exhibition opens at Bayly

U.Va.'s Rob Turner plays James Madison's glass flute

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It's almost time
Workers installed the first of four clock faces in the new clock tower outside the Aquatics and Fitness Center on July 27. The tower is part of the three-year, $86 million project to enlarge Scott Stadium to 61,000 seats and add 44 luxury suites. It will be completed by Sept. 2, when Virginia opens its football season with a game against Brigham Young University. Meanwhile, city and University officials have identified 9,000 parking spaces for Cavalier football fans. See story, Football game-day parking plan unveiled.

Law dean Scott to step down

Law School dean Robert E. Scott has announced that he will step down on July 1, 2001. He plans to return to full-time teaching and research in 2002, after taking a sabbatical.

Scott joined the Law faculty in 1974, and was appointed the school's ninth dean in 1991.

"Next year will mark an important transition time as the Law School concludes the capital campaign, finishes construction of the Student-Faculty Center, and celebrates the 175th anniversary of the school's founding," Scott said. "With new leadership, I am confident the school will advance even further toward our goal of unparalleled excellence in legal education." Full story.

Alzheimer's may stem from defective genes

Staff Report

U.Va. Health System researchers have linked the abnor- malities in the function of Alzheimer's mitochondrial genes, first described by U.Va. scientists in 1997, to one of the characteristic abnormalities found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer's disease.

Mitochondria are the batteries of the cells that provide usable energy. Their genes are small pieces of circular DNA that are passed from mother to children. Abnormalities in mitochondrial genes have been associated with rare brain diseases in children and adults. Full story.



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