April 12-18, 2002
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Grad programs keep high U.S. News ratings
Top inventor named

University sets stage for graduate student innovation
State cuts force hikes in tuition
Faculty Actions from the April BOV meeting
African-American women at increased risk for stroke
Commerce school cultivates innovation and creativity in wine industry

Reactions to Sept. 11 featured in annual ‘Muzzle’ Awards

Baseball field named in honor of the late Ted Davenport
Graduate students are lifeblood of research enterprise
Theater students ‘saw’ a solution for set construction
Lectures engage the mind
Design choices can affect the world environment
Students get one-stop financial services at new Cavalier Central
Feeding hungry ghosts
Whale of a sculpture on display at Fayerweather
After Hours -- Lori Derr
WFPA to honor Bunker, Toms and Black

Grad programs keep high U.S. News ratings

The University appears to be holdings its ground — and even gaining a little — in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s rankings of graduate programs.

The annual report, released April 5, ranks graduate programs in law, medicine, business, engineering and education. In addition, this year’s issue ranks Ph.D. programs in the sciences; it did not update its rankings in the social sciences, humanities and health disciplines.

The School of Law earned U.Va.’s highest overall ranking, maintaining its seventh-place showing from a year ago. Two sub-disciplines earned top-10 rankings: international law (ninth, previously tied for seventh) and tax law (eighth, up one spot).

The Darden School moved from a tie for 15th to a tie for 10th place overall, with its general management program earning a sixth-place ranking.

The School of Medicine’s research and primary care programs both improved from 28th to 27th.

The School of Engineering and Applied Science (35th) and the Curry School of Education (19th) held their ground. Curry had three top-10 sub-disciplines: elementary education (eighth, up from 10th), secondary education (seventh, up from 10th), and special education (fourth, the same as previous).

Among the rated Ph.D. programs, computer science tied for 27th, biological sciences tied for 36th, physics was rated 38th and chemistry came in 47th.


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