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April 28 - June 1, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 8
Back Issues
'Living wage' debate
State of U
Tuition to increase
All aboard! the National LambdaRail
Researchers' treatment reverses Type 1 diabetes
Katherine Shirey wins award
Block scheduling
Great teachers
Uncovered cistern gives clues of early Lawn life
Commuting makes cents
Lowering barriers
Diversity post
Are your lights on?

22nd Annual telethon set for June 3 and 4

Know anyone interested in working at U.Va.?
Lorna Sundberg International Center
Leading the way


Digest -- U.Va. Top News Daily

Mock Trial Team Wins National Championship
U.Va.’s Mock Trial team defeated two-time defending national champion UCLA and Harvard University to win the 22nd annual Collegiate Mock Trial National Championship Tournament, held April 7-9 in Des Moines, Iowa. U.Va. won the Gettysburg Regional Tournament in February, earning a bid to compete at this year’s National Championship. At the nationals, U.Va. took first-place honors in its division, beating UCLA in order to compete for the title. In the championship round, six U.Va. students — from left to right: Daniel Young, Jamar Walker, Samantha Bateman, Benjamin Sachs, Mostafa Abdelkarim and Sean Hamidi — defeated Harvard to become the 2006 National Champion. (April 19)

Dawn StaleyDawn Staley Scores Another Victory as the 2006 Distinguished Alumna
Dawn Staley, a 1992 U.Va. graduate, has been selected as U.Va.’s Distinguished Alumna of 2006. Since 1991, the Women’s Center’s Distinguished Alumna Award has honored a female U.Va. graduate who has demonstrated excellence, leadership and extraordinary commitment to her field, and who has used her talents as a positive force for change. Past awardees include such accomplished U.Va. alumnae as Katie Couric, co-host of NBC’s “Today” Show, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and astronaut Kathryn Thornton. (April 17)

Basic Researchers Keep Eyes on the Prize
This is an exciting time for basic research at the Health System. Current projects that researchers are working on include restoring hearing loss, finding the causes of vascular inflammation, targeting viruses and cancer cells, advancing knowledge of the human epigenome and understanding the important interaction between healthy cells and dying cells. Two new research facilities — the Carter-Harrison Research Building, which will accommodate research on vaccine therapy, immunology, infectious diseases, cancer and other areas of biomedicine; and a new translational research facility that will house programs that convert laboratory findings into new treatments, new medicines and new methods of prevention and early detection of disease — will take research at the Health System to new dimensions. (April 14)



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