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July 24, 2012 | New York Times
Peering Into the Exquisite Life of Rare Books
The Rare Book School at the University of Virginia brings some 300 librarians, conservators, scholars, dealers, collectors and random book-lovers together for weeklong intensive courses in an atmosphere that is an intense seminar on the book that attracts many who return year after year.

July 24, 2012 | WINA 1070 AM
Community Health Fair Takes Place Saturday
The Charlottesville Community Health Fair will take place Saturday at Washington Park. Several free health screenings will be offered. Dr. Marcus Martin of UVA says young athletes can also get a free sports physical. Pre-registration is required by calling 243-4311. There's also a pre-registration requirement for mammograms. That number to call is 243-4704. U.Va. is co-sponsoring the event.

July 23, 2012 | Atlanta Journal Constitution
Online courses free for the taking
A dozen major research universities, including Georgia Tech, Princeton, Duke, Johns Hopkins and the University of Virginia, announced plans last week to offer 100 free online courses that will enable millions worldwide to take the same classes as students at elite U.S. campuses.

July 23, 2012 | WCAV CBS 19
Radio Station Makes Changes to Programming Lineup
Charlottesville radio station WTJU 91.1 FM is making some changes to its program.

Student Project Nets $20,000 for Local Inmate Re-Entry Program
uly 17, 2012 | Batten School
A Batten School class spent the spring semester researching and crafting grant applications on behalf of five local nonprofits. The effort paid off recently when one was awarded $20,000.

Engineer Seeks to Predict – and Mitigate – Sinkholes
July 11, 2012 | Engineering
Engineering professor Scott Acton is leading a team that is developing a suite of software tools that will enable transportation engineers to mitigate the road and bridge defects that lead to sinkholes.

Batten School Charts Its Own Path to Excellence
July 09, 2012 | Batten School
Amidst ballooning enrollment growth, the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy is steadily advancing its strategy for distinctive excellence: a global focus, experiential learning, teaching leadership skills, and a broad interdisciplinary approach to public policy.

Improving the Professional Pipeline for Educational Leadership
July 06, 2012 | Education
Success in the classroom hinges in part on the effectiveness of education leaders, including principals and superintendents, according to a new report from the Curry School of Education and the University Council for Education Administration.

U.Va. Research Park 5k Raises $90k for Wounded Warriors Project
July 05, 2012
The University of Virginia Foundation, in partnership with Bad to the Bone Endurance Sports, will present a check to the Wounded Warrior Project July 6 between noon and 2 p.m. at a special post-race celebration at the Dabney Grove Pavilion in the U.Va. Research Park.

Va. Press Corps Gives More Balanced, Thorough Election Coverage Than National Media
July 02, 2012
Who provides more thorough election coverage, the media covering Virginia gubernatorial elections or those covering presidential elections? Two scholars asked that question, and their findings are in the current issue of The Virginia News Letter.

Students Work on Primary Health Care in St. Kitts and Nevis
June 27, 2012 | Arts & Sciences
Students got real-world research experience this month, working with residents of St. Kitts and Nevis on the use of primary health care and prenatal care services, thanks to U.Va.\'s Jefferson Public Citizens Program.

Learn to Groove: Jospe Keeps the Beat in Teaching, Community Outreach
June 06, 2012 | Arts & Sciences
Robert Jospe, a renowned musician and member of the performance faculty in U.Va.'s music department, teaches a combination of music and mindfulness to U.Va. students, community members and inmates at the local jail.

U.Va. Economist Cautiously Optimistic About Virginia's Economic Future
May 24, 2012 | Batten School
In the current issue of The Virginia News Letter, U.Va. economist Bill Shobe offers three activities to increase states' economic health and productivity in what he sees as the likely event of a sharp reduction in federal spending.

'Rare' Trait -- Mulligan Shapes Academic Programs She Administers
May 17, 2012
Anne Mulligan, who works in the Miller Center's Democracy and Governance Studies department, is that rare individual who can shape the academic programs she supports – "Riding the Tiger" for example.

Entrepreneurial Dreams Can Beat Local Poverty, U.Va. Class Proposes
May 01, 2012 | Darden | Arts & Sciences
After getting out of "the U.Va. bubble" to engage with Charlottesville's low-income community, a new class visited innovative social enterprises across the mid-Atlantic, like a gourmet bakery that employs ex-convicts, and returned with ideas for local social enterprise.

U.Va. Study Finds Enduring Differences in the Economic Chances of Blacks and Whites
April 30, 2012
Gaps persist in educational attainment and income between blacks and whites in Virginia, according to a report released today by the Demographics & Workforce Group of the University of Virginia\'s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

Economic Recovery Is Focus of ABC 'This Week'/Miller Center Special on Sunday
April 26, 2012
A special edition of ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," produced with the University of Virginia's Miller Center, will air Sunday and focus on America's economic recovery and whether it is built to last.

WTJU 91.1 FM To Feature Live Music, Roots Record Labels During Folk Marathon
April 24, 2012
WTJU, the University of Virginia's radio station, will hold its annual Folk Marathon and pledge drive April 30 through May 6.

Third Annual Innovation in Public Service Conference Set for Friday
April 11, 2012 | Architecture
The third annual, student-initiated Innovation in Public Service Conference, to be held Friday, will bring together University of Virginia students, faculty and local community partners to collaborate and share knowledge on service and community engagement within and beyond the Grounds.

Kaine Leads Allen in Charlottesville Region, U.Va. Poll Finds
March 13, 2012
A recently completed survey of registered voters in the greater Charlottesville-Albemarle County area shows Democrat Timothy M. Kaine holding a substantial lead over Republican George Allen in the race for the U.S. Senate.

Chess Mates: U.Va. Students Teach Local School Kids Finer Points of the Game
March 05, 2012 | Engineering
e4. Checking. Castling. Kings and queens. Knights and pawns. These are all terms that will soon be second nature to local elementary students, thanks to an after-school program in which University of Virginia students participate.

Have Pickax, Will Travel: Nearly 400 Students Take Alternative Path to Spring Break
March 01, 2012
Sunscreen? Check. ID? Check. Work gloves? Yes, work gloves could be on the checklists of some of the nearly 400 University of Virginia students participating in Alternative Spring Break next week.

For One Student, Love of Gardens Sprouts Into Several Projects
February 29, 2012 | Architecture | Batten School
University of Virginia fourth-year student Erin Block is fired up about gardening, and her enthusiasm has branched into several efforts to benefit gardens at local schools that she hopes will bear fruit long after she graduates.

Nearly 40 Percent of Virginia Seniors Would Be in Poverty Today Without Social Safety Net Programs, Among Findings of U.Va. Study
February 28, 2012
Findings of a study released today by researchers at the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, identify patterns of poverty in Virginia by region and demographic group, and trace the mission and impact of government programs on economic security.

U.Va. Students Receive Backing in Public Service Projects
February 20, 2012
Helping residents of Southside Virginia lower their utility costs and improving primary and preventative health care in St. Kitts are just a sampling of the 14 Jefferson Public Citizen projects that 59 University of Virginia undergraduates will be leading during the 2012-13 academic year.

U.Va. Students Help Local Children 'Dream' Their Way to College
February 16, 2012 | Engineering | Education
Imagine knowing as a sixth-grader that your entire college education will be funded. This is what businessman Eugene Lang has done for more than 15,000 students in the United States and New Zealand, 62 of whom are in Charlottesville.

U.Va. Students Now Certified as Red Cross First-Responders
February 14, 2012 | Arts & Sciences
Rebecca Clemo and Stephanie Montenegro are among 10 University of Virginia students who participated in an American Red Cross Disaster Mini-institute, held last month. Now these students are official responders to area disasters.

University of Virginia's 'PureMadi' Brings Clean Water to Developing Countries
February 09, 2012 | Engineering
Faculty and students from an array of disciplines at the University of Virginia are working together to build a mini-industry in South Africa and Guatemala aimed at improving the safety of water and the health of people who don't have regular access to purified water.

Miller Center's LBJ Recordings Win American Association of Publishers' PROSE Award
February 08, 2012
"Presidential Recordings of Lyndon B. Johnson-Digital Edition," edited by scholars at the University of Virginia's Miller Center and published by U.Va. Press' Rotunda imprint, has won the American Association of Publishers' 2011 PROSE Award for "Best eProduct in the Humanities."

U.Va. Employees Set New Records in Giving Through Annual CVC Campaign
February 07, 2012
University of Virginia employees donated a record $982,000 through the 2011 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, an annual workplace-giving program that allows state employees to support charities in such areas as health and human services, animal welfare and environmental causes.

U.Va. Researchers: Virginia's Growth Outpaces Nation's
January 27, 2012
Virginia's population growth outpaced the nation's, with highly varied growth across localities, according to the most recent official population estimates for the state developed by demographers from the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

University Police Mark Accreditation, Life-Saving Efforts
January 25, 2012
The University of Virginia Police Department marked its accreditation and honored three of its own Thursday during a luncheon at Alumni Hall.

U.Va. Among Top Schools Producing Peace Corps Volunteers
January 25, 2012
Sixty-nine undergraduate alumni of the University of Virginia are serving overseas with the Peace Corps, landing U.Va. among the nation\'s top volunteer-producing schools for 2012.

His Life Story Serving as Example, Belafonte Calls for Service to Humanity
January 25, 2012 | Arts & Sciences
Legendary singer Harry Belafonte and fellow civil rights activist and University of Virginia history professor Julian Bond took the stage together at the Paramount Theater Tuesday night for the keynote event in U.Va.'s two-week commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

U.Va. Center for Survey Research Launches Jefferson Area Community Survey
January 22, 2012
Residents of Charlottesville and of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties: If you get a call on your mobile or land-line phone in the next few weeks from the University of Virginia, don\'t hang up. The caller will be asking questions aimed at improving services in your community.

Nonprofit Clinic Advises Local Organizations, Offers Hands-on Training for Law Students
January 10, 2012 | Law
The University of Virginia School of Law's Nonprofit Clinic, which is offered in conjunction with the Legal Aid Justice Center, provides pro bono legal assistance to a number of nonprofit and charitable groups across Central Virginia, including organizations dealing with housing, health care, children, senior citizens and more.

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