Oct. 1-14, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 17
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Meyers gives Curry $22 million
Be Happy and Healthy
Weiss to head Hem-One division
Microsoft gives $3 million to Darden/Curry program
Nursing School establishes rural health care effort
Digest
Making good health of world’s poor
Hereford’s half-century: Former president remembered as link between U.Va.’s past and future
Faculty Senate explores collaborations at retreat
Football game Oct. 7 will limit parking
Employees show they care
Art History — Mixing it up
Press launches first electronic imprint
U.Va. presents five-day Afropop festival
Nobel lecture series begins Oct. 11
Pulitzer prize-winner to speak at Law School
Never forget: ROTC honors fallen, missing comrades
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BE HAPPY AND HEALTHY
children in Brazil
Photo by Fariss Samarrai

Children in the poor areas of Fortaleza, Brazil, are remarkably happy, despite the fact that many are sick half of each month with chronic diarrhea, a condition that can drastically stunt their growth and decrease their IQ.

Researchers with U.Va.’s Center for Global Health have been studying and treating these children for more than 25 years. They are working to alleviate the “diseases of poverty,” says Dr. Richard Guerrant, the center’s director.

For more about the work of the center, see Making good health of world’s poor.


Meyers gives Curry $22 million
One of top gifts ever to a U.S. education school

Staff Report

Daniel Meyers, a Boston businessman, has honored the memory of a family friend, athlete and educator with a $22 million gift to the Curry School of Education. His gift, announced Sept. 23, is believed to be the second largest ever made to an education school at an American university. Full story.


Weiss to head Hem-One division
Will take cancer research, patient care to ‘next level’

Staff Report

Dr. Geoffrey Weiss, one of the nation’s leading cancer researchers, has been appointed Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology and Deputy Director of the Cancer Center for Clinical Affairs and Clinical Research at the U.Va. Health System. Full story.


Microsoft gives $3 million to Darden/Curry program
Gift boosts Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program

REDMOND, Wash., and PORTSMOUTH, Va. — Gov. Mark R. Warner and Microsoft Corp. announced Sept. 23 in Portsmouth the formation of a relationship to support and expand the Virginia School Turnaround Specialist Program (VSTSP) for principals. Full story.

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