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Mitman tapped as Marshall scholar
Getting in on the plan
Commonwealth of Virginia campaign
Digest — U.Va. News Daily

Headlines @ U.Va.

A ‘Quandt-um’ leap in international activity
Wanted: Teachers for a New Era seeks recruits from under-represented groups
Local school leaders offer front-line perspective
Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz
Legislative Forum set for Jan. 9
Holiday Open House

Digest — U.Va. News Daily

Employee assistance available online
The Faculty and Employee Assistance Program has updated its Web site to provide more information about its comprehensive services. Among the features are self-assessment tools for conditions such as anxiety and depression, eldercare services available to employees taking care of a parent, guidelines for supervisors in managing their employees and FEAP newsletters. There are also links to online resources. (Nov. 26)

Casteen addresses University following recent racial incident
Following a recent racial incident involving a small group of employees at U.Va.’s Health System, President Casteen issued a statement to clarify the events surrounding this incident. His statement called upon each member of the U.Va. community to be respectful of others and to work together to create a welcoming environment for all. (Nov. 21-23)

Patient initiatives announced
Looking for ways to improve on patient satisfaction, the U.Va. Health System has teamed up with Press Ganey Associates, known in the health-care industry as the top patient satisfaction measurement firm. One of the Health System’s goals is to improve communication between patients and hospital staff. (Nov. 18)

Law professors continue centuries-old debate on constitutional interpretation
For more than 200 years, people have debated how to interpret the U.S. Constitution. Should we adhere closely to its text, keeping our laws close to what it says? Or is it merely a starting point for living, breathing legal evolution? At a Law School forum last month — which the moderator playfully dubbed “the thrilla in the pavilla” — U.Va. law professor John Harrison debated the issue with a Yale colleague, Robert Post. (Nov. 17)

Leonard Sandridge (right) receives awardSandridge wins Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award
Leonard W. Sandridge epitomizes the phrase “mover and shaker” in the U.Va. community and beyond. If you’ve ever crossed paths with Sandridge, you know that he is a “people person” who gets things done with a straightforward approach. In recognition of his continued commitment to the community, U.Va.’s executive vice president and chief operating officer was awarded the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 2003 Paul Goodloe McIntire Citizenship Award. (Nov. 21-23)


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