Oct. 25-Nov. 7, 2002
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Garry Wills takes his turn at writing U.Va. history
Digest -- Daily News About U.Va.
Headlines @ U.Va.
Lampkin named new VP

Wanted: Minority grad students

Faculty Actions -- from the October BOV meeting
New director has familiar face
The struggle to create the University -- excerpt from Mr. Jefferson’s University
Grounds Keeper
Nursing enrollment, ranking on the rise
Opportunity key to library’s outlook
‘With Good Reason’ turns 10
Talk maps out path of early explorations
Dove’s play debuts in C’ville
America’s global stature Levinson Lecture focus
Tears for the Earth
Bond package to spur research

Digest
Daily News About U.Va.

tunnel Seeing through an artist’s eyes
It was an eye-opener for Erin Lyddane. Fresh from earning her undergraduate art degree, she chose to take a fifth-year assistantship in photography. Then came her first show, and face-to-face critique of her work. Lyddane, whose photo is at right, is keeping a diary for A&S Online. (http://www.
aands.vrginia.edu/index.phtml)

Handbook offers help in protecting streams
In many ways, the easy part of the Chesapeake 2000 plan to protect the Chesapeake Bay watershed was coming up with the goals. Now, local officials must implement them.

U.Va.’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation has produced a 63-page handbook to offer some advice.

“Without clean, healthful and plentiful water, states in the bay region will not continue to thrive,” said Karen Firehock, IEN senior associate. (http://www.
virginia.edu/topnews/releases2002/handbook-oct-11-2002.html
)

Dr. Adam KatzTurning Fat Into Something Useful
Fat may have the ultimate silver lining: an abundance of adult stem cells that a University of Virginia researcher is hoping one day to be able to turn into useful tissue — cells to repair a damaged heart or heal broken bones.

One of the fundamental questions that plastic surgeon Adam Katz and his colleagues are addressing is whether there are enough cues in a specific location in the body to cause these cells to assume new forms and functions.

Dr. Roy OgleTest driving cells
Simply put, stem cells are those cells in the body that have not yet been stamped into a specific type — bone, muscle, blood, etc. The current holy grail of biomedicine is to be able to direct those stem cells to replace or repair damaged tissue. Roy Ogle, director of craniofacial research, is among the scientists working to translate experimental success into practical treatments.

Read more on Ogle’s and Katz’s work in Explorations. (http://www.virginia.edu/researchandpublicservice/
explorations/Explorations_Fl2002.html
.)

 


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