Digest -- U.Va. news daily
by Matt Kelly
Rep. Virgil Goode, right, speaks with rally attendees.
Goode, Bell address Bush supporters at Rotunda rally
Confronting Saddam Hussein is like being in a room with a rattlesnake,
U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode told a crowd gathered at the Rotunda for
a rally to support President Bush. You certainly hope he can be
defanged and slithers away, Goode said, but chances are youre
going to need that hoe. (Top News Daily, Feb. 26)
cells offer hope for people with diabetes
Doctors at the U.Va. Health System soon will have a new weapon
in the battle against type I diabetes: pancreatic islet cell transplantation.
They have set a goal of performing the first such procedure in
Virginia by the end of the year. Although not yet the optimal
treatment for the majority of diabetes patients, the therapy shows
promise for reversing the effects of the disease, which mostly
affects children. (Top News Daily, Feb. 24)
caregivers for aging population
Some 6,000 Americans will celebrate their 65th birthday today.
And another 6,000 tomorrow. Less than 10 years from now, that
number will increase to about 10,000 each day. Whos going
to care for all of these people? U.Va.s School of Nursing
has stepped up its training of gerontological nurse practitioners
with the addition of Courtney Lyder to be the first holder of
the U.Va. Medical Center Professorship in Nursing. The Board of
Visitors established the chair in 1999 with a gift from the U.Va.
Medical Center in honor of its shared centennial with the Nursing
School. (Top News Daily, March 5)
Web site combines several areas of Universitys expertise
The idea is simple but revolutionary: create a Web site that combines
the best of scholarly material on all things Tibetan. The Tibetan
and Himalayan Digital Library, directed by religious studies professor
David Germano, is the first of an ambitious series of digital
communities being envisioned by the University Library and the
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities. It brings
together two major U.Va. strengths: digital technology and the
program in Tibetan and Buddhist studies.(Top News Daily, Feb.