Jan. 28 - Feb. 10, 2005
Vol. 35, Issue 2
Back Issues
AccessUVa reaches out to Virginia Community College System and greater number of low- and middle-income students
Curry partners with local school
J-Term a success
$125 million effort targets lab space, faculty recruitment and retention
A building crisis: 'What we are faced with is really quite dangerous'
The Institute on Aging - now and in the future
Institute funds pilot projects
Aging events at U.Va.
Mindfulness courses reduce stress among doctors, nurses -- lead to more compassionate patient care
Male nursing students take on 'women's work'
Documentary on former Virginia Gov. L. Douglas Wilder to premire Feb. 15
Internationally lauded pianist to perform Feb. 1
Learn about education benefits March 8

Architect Shigeru Ban wins 40th annual TJ Medal in Architecture


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The door opens even wider

Access UVa reaches out to Virginia Community College System and greater number of low- and middle-income students

By Carol Wood

President John T. Casteen III announced Jan. 17 the
expansion of AccessUVa, the University’s aggressive financial aid program, to reach an even greater number of low- and middle-income students.

Changes to AccessUVa, with a current annual commitment of $16.4 million, will cost an additional $1.5 million a year and will
include offering qualified Virginia Community College System transfer students full AccessUVa benefits beginning in fall 2005 and adjusting upward the AccessUVa guideline for offering eligible students a debt-free education to the University. Undergraduate students (in- and out-of-state) with family incomes less than or equal to 200 percent of the federal poverty level will have all of their demonstrated financial need met without loans or a work-study requirement beginning in fall 2005. Full Story

Curry partners with local school
Alliance formed to improve academic achievement of students

By Kathleen Valenzi

Responding to Gov. Mark R. Warner’s call to higher education to establish partnerships with at-risk K-12 schools or school systems in their communities, the University’s Curry School of Education has formed a strategic alliance with George Rogers Clark Elementary School in Charlottesville.

“I am very happy to see the Curry School forge this relationship with Clark Elementary,” said Gov. Warner. “Everyone benefits when our institutions of higher learning
partner with K-12 schools to support our students, teachers and parents.”  Full Story
It’s time for ‘tsunami-sized awakening’

By Fariss Samarrai

When the earthquake and tsunami struck southern Asia on Dec. 26, the developed nations of the world watched in horror and amazement — and then jumped into action.

An enormous relief effort now is under way, which is likely saving tens of thousands of lives. This is good, of course, that we respond during times of crises, said Dr. Richard Guerrant, an infectious disease specialist and director of U.Va.’s Center for Global Health. But the developed world tends to close its eyes to the sufferings in the Third World during times of apparent calm, he said, emphasizing it’s time for a “tsunami-sized awakening.” Full Story
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Kathleen Valenzi

Senior Writer/Editor

Dan Heuchert

Assistant News Editor
Rebecca Arrington

Graphic Designer
Anne Matthews

Senior Writer/Editor
Anne Bromley

Assistant Vice President for University Relations
Carol Wood

Anne Bromley
Virginia E. Carter
Charlotte Crystal
Jane Ford
Dan Heuchert
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Matt Kelly
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