Oct. 10-23, 2003
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Pease drumming up interest in band
Board targets funding for pay, research
IATH symposium eyes past and future
New York couple funds expansion of Architecture School

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Headlines @ U.Va.
‘In the Presence’ offers new look at Civil War
Music graduate students reach out to peers
16th annual Virginia Film Festival will show you the Money
Board opens housing discussion
New health plan offers options
U.Va. endowment performance second in nation
Werhane to receive Women’s Center Zintl Award
Board approves moving Varsity Hall
International scholars to discuss religion, justice and violence
Civil Rights leader Dorothy Height to Speak Oct. 10
From reading to painting, volunteers reach out during Day of Caring

Digest — U.Va. News Daily

Law professors find hope during Iraq trip
With the fall of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, many Iraqis are committed and optimistic about a new start, despite harboring some resentment toward the U.S. for the war. That was the observation of U.Va. law professor Rosa Brooks, who traveled to Baghdad in August with fellow law professor Paul Stephan as they researched the legal reconstruction of Iraq. (Sept. 24)

Squad’s fund drive kicks off with check from U.Va.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, a vital resource to the University community, kicked off its annual fund drive with a $25,000 contribution from U.Va. In presenting the check, Leonard W. Sandridge, executive vice president and chief operating officer, noted that the squad responds to U.Va.’s emergency calls and provides stand-by service at large events, including athletic contests and graduation. (Sept. 29)

Construction of North Grounds Connector road gets go-ahead
Traffic congestion can cause many frustrations when attending a special event at the University. Construction of a North Grounds Connector road to help remedy the situation has been approved and should be completed, along with the John Paul Jones Arena, in 2006. The connector will link Massie Road with the eastbound lanes of the U.S. 250/29 Bypass. (Sept. 29)

U.Va. Medical Center makes top 100 list once again
Exemplary patient care, research and medical innovation have placed U.Va.’s Medical Center on the list of the nation’s top 100 hospitals for the fifth year in a row, according to Solucient’s Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success for 2002. The winning hospitals were recognized for quality of care, financial performance, operational efficiency and adaptation to the external environment. (Oct. 1)


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