April 23-May 27, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 8
Back Issues
‘We want to see results!’
Board of Visitors calls for progress on diversity issues
Adams sees program review as an engine of progress
Senate to students: Reject lying and cheating in your midst
Digest — U.Va. News Daily
Headlines @ U.Va.
U.Va. digital history center reaches out to Virginia schools
It’s Personal: An aspiring group of teachers makes learning meaningful
Casteen: Budget stalemate won’t close University
Wise leadership
WHTJ marks Brown anniversary
Feast for the soul: Sufi devotional music of Pakistan
Talk to cover Health System’s master plan
Bowen urges ‘class-based affirmative action’
Digest — U.Va. Top News Daily

Welsh scores a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame
The winningest football coach in Cavalier history, George Welsh, has been selected for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. He is the third Cavalier coach to receive this honor, joining Frank Murray (1937-1945) and Earle “Greasy” Neale (1923-1928). U.Va. football teams had only two winning seasons in 29 years before Welsh’s 1982
arrival. Welsh shaped the Cavaliers into champions, leading the team to a record 134 victories and the school’s first 10 appearances in postseason bowl games. (April 8)

Study: Older undergrads most likely to overindulge in alcohol
One might think that 17-year-old college freshmen testing their new freedoms would be the most likely to end up in the emergency room with an alcohol-related problem. But a ground-breaking study by Health System researchers of the incidence of alcohol-related emergency room visits among undergraduates found that those 21 and over were most likely to be seen. Students of legal age have easier access to alcohol, and are more likely to overindulge, says Dr. James C. Turner, director of U.Va.’s Department of Student Health. (April 15)

VQR unveils 2003 prize-winners, revamped look
The Virginia Quarterly Review, one of the oldest literary journals in the country, is transforming itself. VQR has seen numerous changes under the direction of new editor Ted Genoways, including a new look, expanded content and a totally redesigned Web site. The journal also announced the winners of its annual Emily Clark Balch Prizes for short fiction and poetry, and a new prize in short nonfiction in honor of former editor Staige Blackford. (April 12)

U.Va. studies preventions for obesity-related diabetes in kids
Once thought of as adult diseases, diabetes and heart disease are escalating problems in children, for whom sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy diets are contributing factors, says Dr. Milagros Huerta, assistant professor of pediatrics. Huerta has received $700,000 from the National Institutes of Health to study three different treatment options to determine which one best helps children lose weight and therefore reduce their risk of diabetes and possibly heart
disease. (April 14)


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