Sept. 17-30, 2004
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A New Formula for Higher Education
Alumnus Trice assists diversity commission
Medical Center budget healthy, operating board told
Digest
Civil engineering professor drives for safer highways
U.Va. in London
Symphony celebrates 30th anniversary
Bob Woodward to lecture about Iraq war motives
Engineer envisions vehicles of the future

 

Digest — U.Va. Top News Daily

Kerry’s daughter brings campaign to U.Va.
Like father, like daughter. Vanessa Kerry, the 27-year-old daughter
of Democratic presidential nominee Sen. John F. Kerry, visited the U.Va. Grounds on Sept. 2 for a question-and-answer session with students. U.Va.’s Center for Politics sponsored her appearance, which offered students a glimpse into the chaos that accompanies
a presidential campaign, at all levels. Students expressed their
appreciation for Kerry’s efforts to reach the younger voters. (Sept. 3-5)

Survey puts in motion plan to preserve U.Va.’s historic buildings
Usually, the thought of historic architecture at the University brings to mind the Rotunda and Academical Village. But there are more than 180 historic buildings on Grounds, and a recent survey will help guide the formation of a master preservation plan. (Aug. 24)

Law students address labor in Jordan
Law students Gwen Seznec and Pat Lavelle read a lot of reports on labor conditions in Jordan while participating in last semester’s International Human Rights Law Clinic. Once the semester was over, however, they traveled to the Middle East and took a first-hand look. (Aug. 26)

New pacemaker makes national debut at Health System
Cardiologists in U.Va.’s Atrial Fibrillation Center were the first in the United States to perform an implant of a new pacemaker approved by the Food and Drug Administration, which allows patients who suffer from heart conditions known as atrial fibrillation and cardiomyopathy to breathe a little easier. Atrial fibrillation causes the top chambers of the heart — the atria — to quiver at a high rate; cardiomyopathy causes an enlarged heart that doesn’t work well. (Sept. 2)

Intense internship: Grad helped with report on 9-11
Hunter Jamerson was a first-year student at U.Va. on Sept. 11, 2001. On that day, he never imagined he would have any role in the effort to find a resolution for the tragic events. Three years later, however, Jamerson found himself with an working internship directly in the heart of the investigation. The fourth-year foreign affairs major worked
exclusively with the federal 9-11 Commission to develop a report that seeks to explain how the attacks occurred and how to prevent future attacks on American soil. (Sept. 6-7)

 


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