Aug. 25, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 14
Back Issues
University scores high in two national magazine surveys
Martin interim assistant VP for diversity and equity
Apprey appointed interim OAAA dean
Curry's Pianta gets $10M for national study
Medical Center achieves recognition for nursing excellence
Justice wins presidential research award
Virginia Center for Digital History partners in $1 million grant
How U.Va. handles adding 3,000 new student computers to its network in one day
Dean James H. Aylor
SEAS Study
Hale a pioneer in internationalizing U.Va.
'Complicit! Contemporary American Art and Mass Culture' exhibit opens Sept. 1
New coastal research center opens on Eastern Shore
On the right track: Herman runs for life


Digest — U.Va. Top News Daily

Arena opens with Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Delirium’
The University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena hosted its first event Aug. 1 when Cirque du Soleil presented ‘Delirium.’ As part of a limited 2006 North America tour, Delirium marks the first time in Cirque du Soleil’s history that lyrics have been created for the instrumental track and real words integrated in place of invented language. Cirque du Soleil was the first of a projected 100 events planned for the 16,000-seat John Paul Jones Arena in its first year. Highlights of the coming season include Dave Matthews Band, Eric Clapton, Kenny Chesney and the Ringling Bros. Circus. (Aug. 1)

Center for Politics wins federal grant to support Student Poll Worker Program
The University of Virginia Center for Politics has won a grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to expand programs to recruit and train college students as nonpartisan poll workers on Election Day. The grant will allow for the continuation and expansion of efforts to recruit student participants in the Student Poll Worker Program, begun in early 2006 as a partnership between the Center for Politics and the City of Charlottesville Office of Voter Registration. “This is a remarkable opportunity for students to participate directly in the American electoral process and become more knowledgeable, engaged citizens,” said Larry J. Sabato, professor of politics and director of U.Va.’s Center for Politics. (Aug. 21)

U.Va. engineering student helps make America ‘really ready’
Emily Hesaltine, a rising third-year in systems engineering and economics, spent her summer getting the country ready to respond to emergencies. Through the engineering school's Science and Technology Policy Internship Program, Hesaltine developed Modeled after the Department of Homeland Security’s, the new Web site addresses inaccurate and incomplete information on the DHS site on topics from chemical and nuclear attacks to hurricanes and floods. Since its launch on Aug. 1, the site has caught the attention of media around the country. (Aug. 22)



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