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UVA Public Service and Outreach News from 2007

Podcast: Carnegie Foundation Recognizes Sorensen Youth Programs
December 19, 2007 | WINA’s "Charlottesville—Right Now!"
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has released a new book—"Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement"—which will be of great interest to Sorensen alumni and friends. This ground-breaking publication reports the results of a national study of "educational practices at the college level that prepare students for responsible democratic participation." The Sorensen Institute's Youth Programs are featured quite prominently in the report and described as among the most effective in the nation.
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Office of Telemedicine Leading Efforts in Rural Health Care
U.Va.'s Office of Telemedicine will receive a $2.7 million grant from the Federal Communications Commission under a three-year national initiative that will link medical providers in remote areas to facilities with more sophisticated resources.
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Lou Bloomfield's TV Show to Debut this Month
November 28, 2007 | UVATODAY
Lou Bloomfield, a popular U.Va. professor who teaches physics to non-science majors, will debut Dec. 26 as the science expert on the Discovery Channel’s new show, "Some Assembly Required."
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UVa Work-Med reports on-site vaccinations are up 20%
December 05, 2007 | WINA 1070 AM
WorkMed, an occupational health and wellness specialty clinic within the University of Virginia Health System, has had a busy flu shot season vaccinating nearly 1100 more area workers than last year.
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Long-time UVA Volunteer Retires on 100th Birthday
December 04, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
The UVA Medical Center said goodbye to one of its most dedicated volunteers on Tuesday. It was Lou Pinto's last day on the job, but it was also a special day because it was his 100th birthday. Pinto has taught many at the hospital the gift of life through giving back.
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Let There Be Light: Annual Lighting of the Lawn is Thursday
Come and share in the electrifying splendor as the Academical Village is set aglow during the seventh annual Lighting of the Lawn at 6 p.m. on Thursday. Attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy as a donation for Toys for Tots.
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Kudzu. A pollution problem / Blandy Farm scientist suspects gas from vine affects climate change
December 02, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
...University of Virginia researcher Manuel Lerdau and State University of New York scientist Jonathan Hickman believe that kudzu is emitting sizable amounts of ground-level ozone - potentially increasing smog, aggravating respiratory ailments and quickening the pace of global climate change. “No one likes kudzu,” said Lerdau, director of UVa’s Blandy Experimental Farm in Clarke County. “If we’re right, then it’ll be one more big reason to dislike kudzu.”
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Homeless Shelter Provides Medical Care
November 30, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
PACEM, a group that provides shelter to Charlottesville's homeless, is teaming up with UVa Medical Center to provide medical exams. The group will provide medical checks, flu shots and other vaccines to area homeless twice a year. ...All health services provided through UVa Medical Center are administered by volunteer doctors, nurses and healthcare students.
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Heritage Repertory Theater to Make Return in 2008
November 27, 2008 | UVaToday
One of Charlottesville's most beloved summer theater traditions is back this year when Heritage Repertory Theatre returns from a construction-induced one-year hiatus with its trademark mix of classic and contemporary favorites.
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Research Proves Dangerousness of Second-Hand Smoke
November 26, 2007 | NBC5.com (IL)
Many non-smokers are particular about being around second-hand smoke, and new research proves they have reason for concern.
For the first time, researchers have identified structural damage to the lungs caused by secondhand cigarette smoke.
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Engineering School to Host Robotics Competition
Teens from schools across Virginia will demonstrate their skill for technology with presentations of original robots in the 2007 Virginia FIRST Tech Challenge Championship Tournament.
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‘No Child Left Inside’ at Blandy
November 16, 2007 | The Winchester (VA) Star
Saturday’s "Evening at Blandy, 2007" at the State Arboretum at Blandy Experimental Farm may be geared to adults, but it plans to benefit children. "No Child Left Inside" is the theme...
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Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center Celebrates 50 Years
The Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center and Research Institute, part of U.Va.'s Children's Hospital, will celebrate 50 years of healing, teaching and community outreach. Activities to commemorate the milestone begin tomorrow.
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What Should You Do if Your Home is Burglarized?
November 14, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
... detectives from Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the University of Virginia have created an unofficial task force to work specifically on burglaries and larcenies. "Since we've started working together with the university and the county, we've been able to clear a majority of those," according to Detective D.J. Harris with the Charlottesville Police. He says they're solving about 50 percent of cases with an arrest or suspect. The national standard is 12 percent.
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Special collections archive acquires some very old news / University library purchases rare Va. newspapers
November 13, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
The University of Virginia library has acquired 133 rare Revolutionary War-era copies of the Virginia Gazette, including the newspaper’s July 19, 1776, edition that had the state’s first published report about the Declaration of Independence. “We’re talking about very rare copies of historic newspapers,” said Christian Dupont, director of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library at UVa. “Very few newspapers like this have survived.”
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UVA Researchers Make Strides In Fight Against Diabetes
November 06, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
November is Diabetes Awareness Month and researchers at the University of Virginia may have found a way to help treat millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes in the future.
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'Dresser Trunk Project' Recalls Life in Jim Crow Era
November 06, 2007 | U.Va. Today
"The Dresser Trunk Project," on exhibit at the U.Va. Art Museum through Dec. 23, features display trunks that seek to tell the stories of places of refuge during the Jim Crow era.
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Back story: 20 years of stars, screenings and survival at the Virginia Film Festival
November 01, 2007 | The Hook
We take it for granted every fall that Charlottesville will be awash in cinema, and like clockwork, this year the 20th Virginia Film Festival opens November 1.  But that wasn't always the case, and for much of its history, the year-to-year survival of the festival was far from a sure thing.
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U.Va. Program Teaches Girls to Become Leaders
Oct. 29, 2007 | UVA Today
They learn how to use the ABCs of problem solving, be "gossip guards" and "zap the zingers."
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How do the 2008 Presidential Candidates’ Health Care Plans Measure Up? Top Experts Take a Look
Oct. 23, 2007
With health care reform at the top of the list of hot topics leading up to the 2008 presidential primaries and the general election, the Center for Politics is hosting The Politics of Health Care Reform to discuss the different health care reforms proposed by the top candidates from both parties.
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U.Va. Study Finds At-Risk 4-Year-Olds Missing Out On Preschool
Oct. 23, 2007 | UVA Today
Forty-three percent of Virginia’s 4-year-olds were not enrolled in preschool in 2005, according to U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
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U.Va. Offers Julian Bond-led 'Civil Rights South' Bus Tour
Oct. 18, 2007 | UVA Today
University of Virginia history professor and civil rights icon Julian Bond will lead the second annual "Civil Rights South" tour through Georgia and Alabama on March 1-7, 2008. Registration opens Friday, Oct. 19, for the bus tour, which will begin and end in Atlanta, the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Care Critical for Homeless / Lack of Treatment for Chronic Diseases Sends Lives Spiraling
October 22, 2007 | Washington Post
... The No. 1 cause of death among the homeless is untreated chronic illness. ...[the] emotional support -- of "bolstering the patient's wounded self-concept"-- is key in helping homeless patients meet the challenges of caring for themselves, concluded a team from the University of Virginia Health Systems Dialysis Program. The team published a research paper on managing homeless dialysis patients last year after realizing that six of its patients -- or 5 percent of its rural caseload -- were homeless, staying in shelters or their cars.
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UVa gives a fresh look at 'Gabler'
October 19, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
The University of Virginia Department of Drama will take on one of the theater world's most iconic characters in a new production of Henrik Ibsen's classic "Hedda Gabler."
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Metabolic Makeover / Can you relax your way to a slimmer body˜and stave off a dangerous ailment, too?
October 18, 2007 | Yoga Journal
Kim Innes began taking Kundalini Yoga classes 20 years ago as a way to unwind after long days in the laboratory. Today, she combines her love of yoga with her passion for science.
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VQR: South America in the 21st Century
October 16, 2007 | WINA’s "Charlottesville—Right Now! with Coy Barefoot"
Ted Genoways is the editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review, which has just published its Fall 2007 edition.  The issue takes a look at South America in the 21st Century, and Genoways stops by “WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now!” to talk with Coy Barefoot about what readers can expect.
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Sean Patrick Thomas, John Turturro Join Festival Guest List
Oct. 15, 2007 | UVAToday
Famed actor/director John Turturro has been added to the guest list for the 20th annual Virginia Film Festival, set for Nov. 1-4 at venues throughout Charlottesville.
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Doctors Discuss Delivering Online Psychological Treatment
October 11, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
Doctors from around the world met on UVa grounds Thursday to brainstorm new ways of delivering psychological treatment to patients through the Internet.
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Annual "Hoos for the Hungry" Food Drive
October 11, 2007 | WCAV-CBS-19
It's the fourth annual "Hoos for the Hungry" food drive to help support the Thomas Jefferson Area Branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Madison House, Alternative Spring Break, the UVA Bookstores and UVA Dining are sponsoring the food drive.
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Aging under a high-tech eye / Home systems using webcams and sensors are giving seniors autonomy and caregivers peace of mind.
October 11, 2007 | Los Angeles Times
...Such technology is just one example of the so-called "aging in place" movement driven by baby boomers who are growing older. Other emerging systems include floor sensors that can track footstep patterns and detect changes that warn of potential falls and more elaborate setups that integrate webcams and video conferencing systems with the Internet.
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J migraine drug helps some alcoholics cut binges
October 09, 2007 | Reuters
Topamax, a drug commonly used to prevent migraines, helped reduce the number of days alcoholics spent binge drinking, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday, suggesting the drug should be studied further.
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UVa Nuclear Cardiology Program Celebrates 30th
October 09, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
UVa's nuclear cardiology program is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The lab, known for its cutting edge research, has helped nearly 75,000 patients.
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Mobile Mammogram Van Offers Free Exams
October 06, 2007 | WVIR NBC-29
The UVA Medical Center is putting a mobile mammogram van to use to help save women's lives across Virginia. The Digital Mammography Van stopped by Charlottesville Saturday to offer free mammograms at the Barracks Road Shopping Center. Technicians say early detection is essential, so they want to make sure every woman has access to screenings.
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Program brings services to children
October 08, 2007 | Danville Register and Bee
DANVILLE - A new telemedicine project at the Danville Pittsylvania Community Services Board is using videoconferencing technology to provide services to children and adolescents in need of psychiatric help.
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UVA Announces Film Festival
October 05, 2007 | Newport News Daily Press
The Virginia Film Festival will focus on the dynamics of family life for its 20th anniversary to take place Nov. 1-4 in Charlottesville.
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‘Divine’ Music Enhances Web-Based Dante Project
October 04, 2007 | U.Va. Today
The musical references throughout Dante's "Divine Comedy" are easily lost in print versions of his work. But the music will soon come to life in a Web-based project, which will add recordings by a local ancient music group.
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Rome Reborn: an ancient virtual city / A huge digital representation of Rome in AD320 may help scholars and enthusiasts get into the mindset of senators and slaves
October 03, 2007 | The Times (London)
...The virtual map, called Rome Reborn, is the culmination of a ten-year-old project spearheaded by Bernard Frischer, director of The Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanties at the University of Virginia, and...  Scanning every street corner, archway and column may have been the easy part.
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Symposium on Race Looks at Health Care Disparities
October 03, 2007 | U.Va. Today
The 2007 U.Va. Symposium on Race and Society concluded on Oct. 2, bringing to an end three day's worth of discussions, presentations and newsmaker sessions addressing the issue of equality, or lack of it, within the nation's health care system.
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White bread won't make you fat
September 29, 2007 | Times of India
Go right ahead and reach for that slice of white bread, for a researcher from the University of Virginia insists that the theory that eating so-called bad carbohydrates will make you fat is all hogwash.
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UVa Rallies Against Health Disparity
September 30, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
Hundreds gathered in front of the Rotunda on grounds at UVa Sunday evening for a rally and vigil for victims of health disparities. It's all part of the kickoff of the 2007 Symposium on Race and Society. Songs, speeches and readings all drew attention to the racial and socioeconomic differences that experts say often lead to inferior health care.
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Class Project May Save Lives
September 29, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
As part of a class project, a team of University of Virginia students is constructing a water purification system in Cameroon that could save hundreds of lives. Led by fourth-year civil engineering major Samantha Rowell, the UVa students have undertaken the project outside the town of Wum (pop. 32,000) as part of an Engineering in Context course designed to give engineering students real-world experiences.
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UVA and City of Charlottesville Working Together to Ease Traffic Troubles
September 27, 2007 | WVIR NBC-29
UVA and Charlottesville are attempting to ease traffic troubles and keep you moving on the roads. Construction around Charlottesville and UVA is making it slow moving for some drivers.
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U.Va. Symposium on Race Looks at Health Care Disparities
September 26, 2007 | U.Va. Today
The 2007 U.Va. Symposium on Race and Society, a three-day event to be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, will examine race in relation to health care across the nation. The event, hosted by U.Va.'s Health System, is free and open to the public.
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Hair cell breakthrough could lead to cure for deafness
September 25, 2007 | (London) Daily Mail / Guardian / Press Association (the AP of the UK)
Scientists have successfully grown inner-ear hair cells in the laboratory, raising hopes of speeding up research into deafness and other hearing and balance conditions.
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Health Alert: Salt Gene Study
September 24, 2007 | WIS News 10 TV (NBC) (Columbia, SC)
...People who are salt sensitive have a dangerous spike in blood pressure after a high-salt meal. Untreated, the problem can lead to stroke, heart attack and kidney failure.
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How UVA reduced water use by a third
September 25, 2007 | C-Ville Weekly
... How have they done it? A variety of measures, from keeping a closer eye on cooling towers to using water from stormwater management ponds on thirsty plants to hiring students to spur their classmates to conserve.
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Miller Center Debate Asks: Is Keeping Troops in Iraq in America�s Best Interests?
Sept. 19, 2007 | UVA Today
Just days after President Bush followed Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker’s testimony before Congress with an address to the nation announcing a limited troop draw-down, the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs inaugurated its National Discussion and Debate Series with a spirited conversation about the United States’ best interests in the Middle East — and how the U.S. should proceed in Iraq.
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U.Va. to Present "More Than the Score" Pre-Game Lecture Series
Sept. 19, 2007 | UVA Today
U.Va.'s new educational program, More than the Score, will be offered to all alumni, parents, and friends on the mornings of home football games on Sept. 22 and 29, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3.
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Move-In Recycling Effort Nets 23 Tons of Cardboard
Sept. 18, 2007 | UVA Today
Twenty-three tons and counting. That’s how much cardboard the University of Virginia's recycling division collected in the two-week period surrounding Aug. 25, the day designated for students to move into University housing.
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Book Fest Announces Top Guests
September 19, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
The next Virginia Festival of the Book will welcome the creator of Father Tim, a management professor who recognizes the creative mind behind your messy desk and a Washington Post editor and columnist whose work is coming to a theater near you.
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Grant will fund care to prevent strokes in Va. / Project will use technology so doctors can remotely evaluate, treat patients in Bath County
September 18, 2007 | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Virginia has been awarded a $1.1 million federal rural health-care technology grant to fund a telehealth program aimed at reducing stroke rates.
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U.Va. Men Teaching Local Boys: M is for Many Ways of Being Masculine
Sept. 17, 2007 | UVA Today
“My father, brother, grandfather and uncles taught me culture, pride, a sense of moral conduct.”
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Debate Series Links U.Va., PBS
September 17, 2007 | Richmond Times-Dispatch
The Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia is teaming with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions to launch a series of debates to air on PBS affiliates throughout Virginia and stations carrying the PBS World digital channel.
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Important Clue To Immune Infertility Discovered
September 12, 2007 | Science Daily
Most of us have never heard of immune infertility, yet it prevents many prospective parents from conceiving.
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Buckingham Fair Day Features Free Health Screenings
September 13, 2007 | U.Va. Today
U.Va. doctors, nurses, medical students and undergraduates will volunteer their services, which includes free health screenings, during Buckingham Health Fair Community Day on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
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UVa Group Engineers Human Tissues
September 10, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
...In the labs at the University of Virginia, Dr. Cato Laurencin and his team have engineered an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) on a small scale using materials mimicking an ACL and a special weaving technique.
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Virginia Film Society Announces Fall 2007 Schedule
The Virginia Film Society, the year-round membership program of the Virginia Film Festival, kicks off its 2007 fall season with a special preview screening of "The Jane Austen Book Club," a film adaptation of the novel by Karen Joy Fowler.
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Construction Forces Changes to Old Cabell Hall Event Parking
September 04, 2007 | UVA Today
New parking arrangements will greet patrons of fall events at the University of Virginia's Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.
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Opinion: Lean and Green
September 05, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
A University of Virginia program has the good of the community at heart. Architecture students are involved in the ecoMOD3, designing, building and evaluating modular dwelling units that can save money while saving the environment.
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UVa Finds Potentially Harmful Antioxidant / Dietary, Bodybuilding Supplements Carry Chemical
September 05, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
An antioxidant used in some nutritional and bodybuilding supplements may prove harmful, according to research at the University of Virginia Health System.  
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Virginia Film Fest Puts New Focus on Family
September 05, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
The upcoming Virginia Film Festival will include a new family day featuring music composed and performed by local children, as well as two shot-by-shot film workshops, the return of the popular Adrenaline Film Project and screenings of more than a dozen new feature films ahead of their national release dates.
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Forecast Sees Surge in Va. Elementary School Rolls
September 01, 2007 | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Enrollment in Virginia's public elementary schools will continue to grow at a blistering pace over the next five years, according to a new report.
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Women's 4 Miler Raises Over $200K
September 01, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
The Charlottesville Women's 4 Miler brought out 2,400 people and raised $224k for [U.Va.'s] Breast Cancer Center.
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Online Tool Lets Youth Make Documentaries
Aug. 30, 2007 | U.Va. Today
The online movie starts with an image of three men shaking hands. Instead of a deep adult voice telling the history lesson, a boy’s voice recites, “In the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, segregated schools were declared unconstitutional.
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U.Va. Drama Department Announces 2007-2008 Season
Aug. 23, 2007 | U.Va. Today
The University of Virginia's Department of Drama today announced its 2007-2008 season, which features six shows ranging from the serious to the silly and covering timeless classics, exciting new material and nearly everything in between.
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Whitehead's Groovy Reels
August 30, 2007 | The Hook
 Since late July, the University of Virginia Art Museum's video gallery has rotated four of Whitehead's films- "Wholly Communion" (1965, 33 minutes), "Tonite Let's All Make Love in London" (1967, 70 minutes), "Benefit of the Doubt" (1967, 65 minutes), and underground cult fave, "Charlie is My Darling" (1967, 60 minutes). Currently, the Beat poet-centered "Wholly Communion" is on show.
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UVa Helps Victims of Domestic Violence
August 29, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
Many pass by everyday down on The Corner but don't even know it's there. Inside the UVa. Women's Center sits a group of advocates, there to help any student affected by domestic violence.
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UVA Medical Volunteers Remember Katrina Aftermath
August 29, 2007 | WCAV CBS-19
Since the hurricane many local people have chosen to spend time in the area, helping to rebuild. A group from the University of Virginia Health System's Remote Area Medical team has been to the Gulf a number of times [and has] assisted over 20,000 victims of the storm.
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New Coin Celebrates Link between Jefferson, University of Virginia
Aug. 28, 2007 | U.Va. Today
On Aug. 30, the United States Mint is releasing the latest in its series of gold coins honoring the spouses of American presidents.
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Preventing Misdiagnosis a Top Priority at University of Virginia Hospital
August 29, 2007 | EurekAlert
Isabel Healthcare, Inc. today announced that University of Virginia Hospital is ...the state's first medical center to provide physicians with access to Isabel, a Web-based system proven to improve the quality of diagnosis at the point of care.
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Lucinda Williams will help the UVA Cancer Center raise $$
August 28, 2007 | WINA 1070 AM
The University of Virginia Cancer Center will get some musical assistance for its current fundraising campaign. Grammy-winning singer Lucinda Williams will appear at 7 p.m. on September 25th at the Charlottesville Pavilion.
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Project to build affordable, green homes
August 28, 2007 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
Standing in what will soon be a low-income person’s living room, Beth Kahley points out the home’s environmentally friendly green roof, sustainable cork flooring and ultra-insulated walls packed with polystyrene.
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U.Va.'s Sleep Disorders Center Operates at Nation's Highest Level of Excellence
August 24, 2007 | U.Va. Today
Last year, almost 1,800 adults and children in search of a good night's sleep bedded down in a state-of-the-art facility that has just earned the equivalent of a five-star rating.
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School Segregation of Past Yields Lessons for Today
August 23, 2007 | U.Va. Today
U.Va. education professor Patrice Preston Grimes is working to bring to light the efforts of African-American teachers in Georgia who, despite working in segregated schools, taught democracy, civics and African-American culture in their classes.
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School Segregation of Past Yields Lessons for Today
August 23, 2007 | U.Va. Today
U.Va. education professor Patrice Preston Grimes is working to bring to light the efforts of African-American teachers in Georgia who, despite working in segregated schools, taught democracy, civics and African-American culture in their classes.
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U.Va.'s Jerry Stenger Discusses the Nature of Hurricanes
August 23, 2007 | U.Va. Today
Jerry Stenger, a research scientist in U.Va.'s climatology office, discusses weather, long-term climate, hurricane tracking and trends, why some storms are more powerful than others, and the possible severity of the 2007 hurricane season.
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UVa Center to Advise U.S. Census
Daily Progress, August 22, 2007
The University of Virginia apparently can count Virginians better than the federal Census Bureau can.
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U.Va. Alum and Southwest, Va., Native Returns to Cameroon to Aid in Water Filtration Project
UVa Today, August 22, 2007
In the village of Tourou, Cameroon, a population of around 50,000 people depends upon the water from approximately 50 wells. All but one of those wells are contaminated.
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U.Va. Art Museum Features Photography Collection
UVa Today, August 22, 2007
Drawn entirely from the collection of the University of Virginia Art Museum, "Iconic Photography," on display at the museum Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 28, ranges from 19th-century work by Nadar (pseudonym of artist Gaspard-Félix Tournachon) through 20th-century masterpieces by artists such as Eugène Atget, Ansel Adams and Edward Steichen, to very contemporary works by Lorna Simpson and Joel-Peter Witkin.
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ecoMOD3 Expands Modular, Sustainable, Affordable Housing Research
UVa Today, August 21, 2007
Some University of Virginia students cheered and clapped as a crane lifted the prefabricated modules into place at their new home in the Castle Hill-Fifeville neighborhood in Charlottesville.
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UVA Introduces New Online Application System
WCAV Charlottesville News Plex, August 20, 2007
There's a new way to apply to the largest employer in the Charlottesville area.
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U.Va.'s Stenger Answers Questions about Weather
UVa Today, August 20, 2007
During the course of a year, Jerry Stenger, a research scientist in U.Va.’s climatology office, answers a lot of questions about weather and climate in Virginia.
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U.Va. Physics Education Program Inspires Teachers
UVa Today, August 17, 2007
“Physics teachers need to talk to physics teachers,” said Chris Hahn, a high school physics teacher from Frederick, Md., as he stood in a lab full of physics teachers at U.Va.’s physics department.
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New DNA Technology: Sperm Paint
WVIR - NBC 29, August 15, 2007
The science of collecting evidence from rape victims is being expanded at the University of Virginia.
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Mool Gupta' 'Nanospkes' Add New Dimension to Research
UVa Today, August 14, 2007
New technology in development at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science could lead to more successful hip and bone replacement surgeries, make better use of solar power and even prevent your computer from overheating.
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Hi-Tech Homes Preserve Past
WCAV Charlottesville News Plex, August 15, 2007
Using nails, drills, and levies, UVa students worked together to assemble three modular units they have spent years designing.
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U.Va. Researcher Gets $2.9M Grant to Test Teaching Method
UVa Today, August 15, 2007
Despite today’s emphasis on standardized testing, many educators know that students’ social development is just as important as their academic success.
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$400,000 Grant Aims to Boost Area Childcare
Daily Progress, August 9, 2007
Exposing newborns through 4-year-olds to effective childcare is an investment that affects children, families and - ultimately - a community, Charlottesville business and education leaders say.
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Summer Program Empowers Girls With Math
WVIR - NBC 29, August 9, 2006
Friday, the 2007 Girls and Mathematics Summer Program ended at UVA.
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UVa Steps Up Water Conservation Efforts
WCAV Charlottesville News Plex, August 9, 2007
As drought conditions continue to worsen around the area and local officials consider mandatory water restrictions, UVa has answered the call for voluntary water conservation.
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How Old is Too Old For a Lung Transplant?
WXOW - La Crosse, August 8, 2007
When emphysema patient Deneen Allen needed a lung transplant, she worried her age would be a problem.
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New Online Journal Blends Medicine and Literature
UVa Today, August 8, 2007
Can writing prevent doctor burnout?
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Procedures at U.Va. Increase Time Limits for Treating Strokes
UVa Today, August 8, 2007
Each year, physicians at the University of Virginia Health System’s Stroke Center race against time in caring for nearly 500 patients.
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Summer Arts Students Showcase Their Work
Daily Progress, August 8, 2007
The Summer Arts program at the University of Virginia Art Museum recently offered young artists the chance to explore art through studio workshops, community electives and special presentations.
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Residents Rate Government High, Despite Traffic
Washington Post, August 8, 2007
Nearly 90 percent of Prince William residents are satisfied with the county's services and about 64 percent said county government could be trusted, an improvement over last year, according to a 2007 survey by the University of Virginia's Center for Survey Research.
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New Eye Care for Diabetics
WCAV Charlottesville News Plex, August 9, 2007
Millions of Americans are living with Diabetes.
The disease can cause a number of complications, including serious vision problems.
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Health Alert: Locating Lung Lesions
WISTV - 1O Columbia South Carolina, August 9, 2007
CAT Scans are getting better at picking up lesions in the lungs, cancerous or benign, but tests to biopsy the area aren't always reliable.
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Robot Car Rolls into Competition Semifinial
Daily Progress, August 9, 2007
A robotic car named Tommy Jr. and its creators, University of Virginia engineering students who call themselves “Team Jefferson,” have advanced to the semifinals of the world’s only driverless car competition.
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Southern Union: Virginia and Georgia Unite for Poetry Series
Publishers Weekly, August 7, 2007
One of America's most respected literary magazines—Virginia Quarterly Review out of the University of Virginia—is teaming up with the University of Georgia Press, longtime publisher of the now-retired Contemporary Poetry Series to bring out a new series of poetry books, tentatively called the VQR Poetry Series, which will debut its first four titles next January.
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Ed Murphy and the Sounds of Space
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There’s no sound in space. At least, not in the way that most people think about sound.
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Breakthrough Will Help Cancer Patents
C-Ville Weekly, August 7, 2007
On July 24, Dr. Jae Lee, a bioinformatics statistician, and Dr. Dan Theodorescu, an oncologist, announced a breakthrough algorithm (calculation method) that will predict success rates for cancer patients considering treatment options.
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