Nov. 7-20, 2003
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Setting Monacan history straight
University increases minimum wage
Correction — “How Things Work” Honor Cases
Digest — U.Va. News Daily

Headlines @ U.Va.

Warren examines insanity pleas in criminal defense cases
Archaeology, architecture joined by theories of culture, ideas
Collaborating, responding to student depression
Human vision the model for video image analyst
Aunspaugh fellows reunion at Fayerweather Gallery
Nystrom and Tilghman to read from new works
Grad student directs her growth as artist

Digest — U.Va. News Daily

U.Va. homecoming
Photo by Peggy Harrison

Breathing new life into an old tradition
In an effort to revive Homecoming at U.Va., students and alumni enjoyed “Mad Bowl Madness” on Oct. 24, featuring free food and an array of activities, including student performances and competitions, live music and a pep rally. The fun didn’t stop there. The next day, the Nameless Field Fan Fun Fest provided games, an appearance by U.Va. cheerleaders, face painting and more. One of U.Va.’s secret societies, The Seven Society, bestowed Student Council with a gift in recognition of the committee’s efforts to improve student-alumni relations and restore U.Va.’s Homecoming tradition. (Oct.30)

U.Va. economist offers perspective on state’s tax system
With Virginia facing a potential $1 billion shortfall, an update of the state’s tax system may prove beneficial. However, the biggest need is in finding ways to increase revenue, according to John L. Knapp, director of economic research at U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. He says that state decision-makers must focus on the financial system’s ability to raise sufficient revenue to meet basic needs in areas including education and transportation. (Oct. 29)

Researchers get grant to study peripheral arterial disease
Blockages in the arteries that deliver blood to the legs are the culprits behind peripheral arterial disease, which afflicts an estimated 8 million to 12 million people in the U.S., although many of them may not be aware. Symptoms of the disease include painful cramping in the leg or hip muscles, especially when walking, feelings of numbness or weakness in the leg, or a painful burning in the foot or toes. U.Va. Health System researchers have been awarded a $3.7 million U.S. government grant to study diagnostic methods and drug treatments. (Oct. 30)


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