Digest -- U.Va. News Daily
by Peggy Harrison
Warner speaks with students in Sabatos class last month
about current issues.
Warner takes time to address politics class
It may have been among the toughest audiences Virginia Gov. Mark
Warner has had to face. On March 31, he took some pointed questions
from well-prepared students in politics professor Larry Sabatos
introductory politics class. The discussion touched on a variety
of topics, from state budget issues to support for higher education
to the nature of modern political discourse.
(Top News Daily, April 2)
museum receives works by Joseph Cornell
The University Art Museum is displaying 12 newly acquired works
by the enigmatic 20th-century American artist Joseph Cornell.
The acquisitions four boxes and eight collages join
two other Cornell boxes previously acquired.
We are thrilled and deeply honored to accept these significant
works into our collection, said museum director Jill Hartz.
They will be enjoyed and studied by students and visitors
for generations to come. The new works will be on exhibit
(Top News Daily, March 27)
cockpit may help occupants boost memory recall
Lets say a friend asks you about a topic the two of you
recently discussed. You dont remember. But then your friend
prods you: You remember we talked about it on the
couch in the coffee shop last week. Suddenly, the light
clicks on. It is that principle, associating recall with a spatial
location, that guides fourth-year student Jason Cervenka and his
faculty mentor, psychology professor Dennis Proffitt, in their
design of the office of the future. (Top News Daily, April 3)
filmmakers add Hollywood touch to library video
The University Library was looking for a little creative input
from students for its orientation video. After all, they didnt
want it to be something that 18-year-olds found square or unintentionally
funny. What they got, thanks to the brother writing-directing
team of students Joel and Jonathan Iverson, was the feel-good
hit of the summer: a video with a plot line, clever soundtrack
and a cult following.
(Top News Daily, April 1)