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UVA Public Service and Outreach News from 2009

U.Va. Art Museum Hosts 'Treasures Rediscovered'
December 22, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Art Museum is the final venue of a two-year tour of "Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at Columbia University," an exhibition organized by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University.
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Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra Offers New Mini-Subscriptions
December 18, 2009 | UVAToday
The Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra is offering a new mini-series ticket package for the rest of the 2009-10 season.
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U.Va. Art Museum and Library Exhibits You Can See Over the Holidays December 21, 2009 | UVAToday
Looking for a way to while away a few hours during the winter break at the University of Virginia? Here are a few exhibits at the U.Va. Art Museum and Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library, several of which close in January.
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Water Quality Improves in Meadow Creek, Dell Pond
December 17, 2009 | UVAToday
Biofiltration is cleansing runoff in the University of Virginia's award-winning stormwater management system.
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U.Va. Offers Public a Course in Local History
December 17, 2009 | UVAToday
Local Historian Coy Barefoot will offer a course in the history of Charlottesville, Albemarle and the University of Virginia through U.Va.'s School of Continuing Studies. The seven-lecture course begins in January.
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Save the Date: Annual Martin Luther King Event to be Held Jan. 25
December 14, 2009 | UVAToday
To commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the University of Virginia's Luther P. Jackson Black Cultural Center is planning an event on Jan. 25. A documentary, "Greensboro: Closer to the Truth," will be screened, followed by a panel discussion.
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ecoMOD4 House in Charlottesville Dedicated; ecoREMOD is Kicked Off
December 14, 2009 | Engineering | Architecture
A crowd of more than 100 well-wishers braved the cold Saturday afternoon for a ribbon-cutting marking the fourth ecoMOD4 project. The house, located at 104 Elliott Ave., is a collaboration between the ecoMOD project at the University of Virginia, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville and the City of Charlottesville.
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December Safety Tip of the Month: Winter Can Be Mighty Frightful
December 11, 2009 | UVAToday
Snow. Freezing temperatures. Strong winds. Ice. Rain storms. Winter weather in Virginia can knock out electricity and communications services, sometimes for days at a time.
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'Health House' Project Aimed at Reducing Costly Hospital Readmissions of Chronically Ill
December 11, 2009 | Medicine
Groundbreaking ceremonies on Dec. 15 will mark the launch of a unique project that exemplifies how new technologies are being used to address a key health care reform issue: the multi-billion dollar cost of repeatedly hospitalizing patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart failure, asthma and lung disease.
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Retired Law Professor Earl Dudley Publishes Memoir, 'An Interested Life'
December 04, 2009 | Law
One of Earl Dudley's first memories is the sky full of white parachutes as the U.S. Army arrived to rescue his parents and him and some 2,000 other prisoners of the Japanese in the Philippines. It was Feb. 23, 1945.
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American Democracy Conference Looks Ahead to 2010 Elections
December 1, 2009 | UVAToday
Leading journalists, political party insiders and political analysts will share their views on the 2010 midterm elections at an afternoon conference sponsored by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and POLITICO.
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Virginia Film Society to Screen 'Peter and Vandy'
November 25, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Film Society concludes its fall schedule with a screening of "Peter and Vandy" Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. at Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 Market St. in Charlottesville.
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U.Va. to Hold Ninth Annual Lighting of the Lawn on Dec. 8
November 20, 2009 | UVAToday
At the University of Virginia, most of the autumn leaves have fallen, the days are shortening, classes are ending and exams are looming. Clearly, it's time to lighten up. The University will host its ninth annual Lighting of the Lawn event on Dec. 8, from 7:30 to 10 p.m.
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U.Va. Demographers Shed Light on Mexican-Virginians
November 19, 2009 | UVAToday
Virginians of Mexican descent are among the largest groups of Hispanics in the commonwealth. Mexican-Virginians make up less than 2 percent of the total population, and nearly 60 percent are U.S. citizens, either by birth or by naturalization.
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Palladian Chamber Orchestra Premieres Sunday
November 19, 2009
The University of Virginia's newest ensemble, the Palladian Chamber Orchestra, makes its debut Sunday at 7 p.m. with a free concert at the Forum, located at the back of the Observatory Hill Dining Hall.
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Art Exhibit Space Opens in Engineering School's Thornton Hall
November 18, 2009 | Engineering
The newest art gallery at the University of Virginia is in the second-floor foyer of Thornton Hall. It's hosted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Department of Science, Technology and Society.
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Exhibit of Sanda Iliescu's Paintings, Drawings and Collages on display in New Gallery at U.Va. Architecture School
November 16, 2009 | Architecture
"Lines," a compilation of work by University of Virginia associate professor of art and architecture Sanda Iliescu, is on display in the Dean's Gallery on the second floor of Campbell Hall through Jan. 29.
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VQR Blogs on Mumbai Terrorist Attacks a Year Ago
November 16, 2009
"Sixty Hours of Terror: Ten Gunmen, Ten Minutes" – a serial blog running on the Virginia Quarterly Review Web site today through Thursday – covers the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, that happened a year ago, the worst terror attack in the country, committed by Muslim militants.
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Bush Selects U.Va.'s Miller Center to Conduct His Official Oral History
November 12, 2009
Former President George W. Bush has selected the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia to conduct a comprehensive oral history of his presidency, the Miller Center and the George W. Bush Foundation announced today.
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Madison House Holiday Sharing Program Needs Sponsors
November 10, 2009 | UVAToday
It's time to think about brightening the holiday season for needy families in Charlottesville.
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Brown College Lecture Series Brings Wendell Berry, Gary Snyder and Others
November 10, 2009 — This year's Brown College Visiting Environmental Writers and Scholars Lecture Series at the University of Virginia features free public readings by four writers, including Wendell Berry on Dec. 3 and Gary Snyder in April.
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Funny Business Equals Big Business as Film Festival Sets Attendance Record
November 10, 2009 | UVAToday
The 22nd Annual Virginia Film Festival made history last weekend by topping its all-time attendance record, attracting more than 19,000 people to screenings, lectures, parties and special events.
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U.Va. Symposium to Examine 'Jefferson, Palladio and the Fine Arts in America'
November 6, 2009 | UVAToday
The vision and art of Thomas Jefferson, the legacy of Italian Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and the development of architecture at the University of Virginia, including the work of McKim Mead & White, will be the focus of a symposium Nov. 20-21.
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Behind the Scenes at the Virginia Film Festival
November 04, 2009 | WCAV CBS-19
The curtain goes up on the 22nd annual Virginia Film Festival in Charlottesville Thursday, showcasing dozens of films, discussion panels, and much more.
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UVa law school to debut public service program
November 06, 2009 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
A select group of students at the University of Virginia School of Law will have a chance to focus their attention more on public service this spring thanks to a new program.
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Film highlights painful Virginia past
November 09,2009 | Wavy.com
The light shining in the First Baptist Church basement Sunday afternoon was of a past swollen with darkness: a documentary of Virginia's Massive Resistance.
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U.Va. Department of Drama to Present Molière's 'The Imaginary Invalid' Beginning Nov. 12
November 2, 2009 — The University of Virginia Department of Drama's 2009-10 season will continue with Molière's classic comedy, "The Imaginary Invalid," set to open Nov. 12 in the Helms Theatre.
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U.Va. Creative Writing Program Ranks Third in MFA Survey
October 26, 2009 — The University of Virginia's Creative Writing Program ranks third among 140 full-residency programs offering a Master of Fine Arts degree in poetry, fiction or nonfiction, according to a survey by Poets & Writers magazine, reported in its November/December issue.
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Sixth Annual 'Hoos for the Hungry' Food Drive Runs Through Nov. 19
October 22, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia is sponsoring its annual food drive to support the Charlottesville Branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network.
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U.Va. Women's Center Promotes Awareness of Dating and Domestic Violence
October 22, 2009 — "These Hands are Not for Hurting" – that's what the banner says hanging in the McIntire Amphitheater today. The U.Va. football team made it in honor of Red Flag Week/Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It will be moved to Scott Stadium for the Oct. 24 football game.
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Area Children Invited to Trick or Treat on U.Va. Lawn Oct. 30
October 21, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia will host its annual "Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn" Oct. 30 from 4 to 6 p.m.
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U.Va.'s Woodson Institute to Hold Symposium on the NAACP's 100th Anniversary
October 19, 2009 | UVAToday
The nation's oldest, largest and most widely recognized civil rights organization, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, is 100 years old this year.
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Danville Region Residents Rate Quality of Life High, But Have Concerns About the Future, U.Va. Study Finds
October 15, 2009 | UVAToday
Despite experiencing economic setbacks, Danville-area residents rate their region fairly high for quality of life, with a strong sense of community, social connectedness and religious involvement. But civic involvement lags somewhat behind averages elsewhere and many residents worry about their children's future.
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Fright for the Whole Family: U.Va. Art Museum Event to Focus on Poe-Inspired Art
October 15, 2009 | UVAToday
Children are invited to bring grown-ups to an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity when the University of Virginia Art Museum continues its popular children's programming, the Family Art JAM. On Oct. 25, the museum will offer "Tell Tale Bones: Scary Stories and Sketching Skeletons" for children ages 5 to 12.
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U.Va. Dance Program to Present 'Explorations: An Experimental Dance Concert '
October 14, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Dance Program and Department of Drama will present "Explorations: An Experimental Dance Concert," on Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. and on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Culbreth Theatre.
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'Illustration Bitter and Sweet' Opens Oct. 30 at Ruffin Gallery
October 14, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's studio art program at the McIntire Department of Art will exhibit "Illustration Bitter and Sweet" at Ruffin Gallery, Oct. 30 through Dec. 6. A "Final Friday" reception will be held Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m. Artist Randy Bolton will give a lecture Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 153.
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Madison House: A Legacy of Community Service Built Over 40 Years
October 13, 2009 — When Hurricane Camille devastated Nelson County in 1969, University of Virginia student volunteers were among the first to arrive to help people dig out and clean up the wreckage.
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U.Va. Department of Drama to Present 'Language of Angels' Beginning Oct. 22
October 13, 2009 — The University of Virginia Department of Drama 2009-10 season will continue with Naomi Iizuka's contemporary ghost story, "Language of Angels," set to open Oct. 22 in the Helms Theatre.
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U.Va. Institute on Aging to Host Livable Communities Lecture
October 13, 2009 | UVAToday
Elinor Ginzler, senior vice president at AARP, will present "Livable Communities: Opportunities for Successful Aging" on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Charlottesville Doubletree Hotel.
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New U.Va. Library Exhibit on Darwin Illuminates the Man Behind the Theory
October 8, 2009 — Charles Darwin boarded HMS Beagle in 1831 as a creationist and returned five years later as an evolutionist, says Mary Anne Andrei, a history lecturer at the University of Virginia and curator of a new Darwin exhibit at the U.Va. Library.
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U.Va. Curry School Co-sponsors 'Educating World Citizens' Conference, Featuring the Dalai Lama
October 6, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's Curry School of Education is a co-sponsor of the Mind and Life XIX conference on "Educating World Citizens for the 21st Century," to be held Oct. 8 and 9 in Washington, D.C. The conference features the Dalai Lama, along with leading educators, scientists and policymakers worldwide.
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U.Va. Partners Expand Global Reach of Successful Literacy Screening Program
October 7, 2009 — The University of Virginia Patent Foundation, Curry School of Education and Office of the Vice President for Research have teamed up to bring an innovative reading assessment tool to teachers in the developing world.
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Matthew Broderick Headlines Virginia Film Festival Lineup
October 7, 2009 UVAToday
After months of anticipation, Jody Kielbasa unveiled the lineup for the 22nd annual Virginia Film Festival – the first under his directorship – in a Wednesday afternoon event at the University of Virginia Art Museum.
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ecoMOD4 Is On The Move
October 6, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's award-winning modular, sustainable design and home-building team, ecoMOD, will erect its fourth home Thursday on Elliot Avenue in Charlottesville.
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Cooper Center Study Shows Major Economic Impact of Higher Education October 1, 2009 | UVAToday
Every dollar spent by the Commonwealth of Virginia on higher education produces more than $13 in job-creating economic activity, says a new study conducted by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia.
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Virginia Film Society to Screen Austrian Film 'Revanche'
September 30, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Film Society continues its fall schedule with a screening of "Revanche," directed and written by Götz Spielmann. It will be shown Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Vinegar Hill Theatre, 220 Market St., in Charlottesville.
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U.Va. Drama Department Launches 2009-10 Season With 'The Foreigner'
September 21, 2009 | UVAToday
A quiet Georgia fishing lodge sets the scene for self-discovery, mistaken identities, classic Shakespearean farce and a battle of good versus evil in Larry Shue's acclaimed comedy "The Foreigner," which opens the University of Virginia Department of Drama's 2009-10 season on Sept. 24.
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U.Va. Going Mobile with New iTunes U Channel
September 25, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia is into the free digital downloading business – and it's totally legal.
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Autumn Virginia Film Society Screenings Announced
September 17, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Film Society kicks off its fall season with the 12th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival – a selection of the most creative short films in the world, as judged by the cinema-going public – on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at Vinegar Hill Theatre.
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U.Va. Art Museum Showcases Calder Mobile
September 14, 2009 | UVAToday
When the University of Virginia Art Museum opened its doors this weekend after a five-month renovation, visitors were in for a surprise.
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Photographer Tim Davis to Exhibit at Ruffin Gallery During Arts Residency at U.Va.
September 9, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's photography program, the McIntire Department of Art and the Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative welcome acclaimed photographer and poet Tim Davis for a residency Sept. 23-27 in conjunction with an exhibition of his work in Ruffin Gallery. "My Life in Politics" will be on display Sept. 25 through Oct. 23.
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The Learning Barge, First Floating Wetland Classroom, Set for Sept. 14 Christening
September 4, 2009 | UVAToday
The Learning Barge, the world's first floating wetland classroom, will be christened Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. at the High Street Ferry Landing in downtown Portsmouth.
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Quest for Identity Highlights Drama Department's Season
September 03, 2009 | Arts & Sciences
The University of Virginia Department of Drama will look at identity from many angles in a 2009-10 season that spans centuries and genres. The season kicks off Sept. 24 with Larry Shue's comedy, "The Foreigner."
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Law School's Nonprofit Clinic to Benefit Students, Community
September 02, 2009 | Law
The University of Virginia School of Law launched its 20th clinic this year, a course designed to offer law students real-world transactional experience that will also benefit the nonprofit community.
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Art Museum Premieres 'Rotunda' Film by Judith Shatin and Robert Arnold
September 02, 2009 | Arts & Sciences
University of Virginia sound artist Judith Shatin collaborated with award-winning experimental filmmaker Robert Arnold on "Rotunda," a film that will be shown continuously in the U.Va. Art Museum's Object Study Gallery in conjunction with the special exhibition "Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece," which opens Sept. 12.
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Engineering ecoMOD4 to Move to Its Site Soon; Remodeling Project Takes Shape
September 02, 2009 | Architecture
After a busy summer of construction in the old hangar at the University of Virginia-owned Milton Airfield, the four modules of ecoMOD4 will be hauled by tractor-trailer later this month, lifted by crane onto the prepared foundation, and assembled on its permanent Elliott Avenue site.
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U.Va. Web Tool Being Used by Teachers and Students to Create Short Movies
September 01, 2009 | UVA Today
How are an elementary school student, the Dust Bowl era, the University of Virginia and the Smithsonian American Art Museum connected?
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Rare Book School Director Doesn't Judge a Book by its Cover – Or Its Text
September 01, 2009 | Arts & Sciences
Michael F. Suarez, a leading scholar of the history of the book and 18th-century literature, begins a new chapter for the Rare Book School as director of the bibliographical institute, based at the University of Virginia.
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"What Will Last Beyond Today: John W. Kluge's Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art"
September 01, 2009 | C-Ville Weekly
John Kluge’s donation of an extensive collection of Australian aboriginal artworks, presented to the University of Virginia in 1997, was extraordinary. Read more...

UVA New Arts Box Office Opens This Week
September 01, 2009 | WINA 1070 AM
The University of Virginia's new Arts Box Office launched Monday. Located in the Drama building on Culbreth Road...
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U.Va. Art Museum's Family Event to Focus on Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village
August 28, 2009 | UVAToday
Children are invited to bring grown-ups to an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity when the University of Virginia Art Museum re-opens with a continuation of its popular children's programming, the Family Art JAM. On Sept. 20, the museum will offer "An Eye for Detail: Jefferson's Architecture Up Close" for children ages 5 to 12.
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U.Va. Exhibit on Issues of Health and Water in South Africa Closes Sept. 3 with Reception
August 26, 2009 | UVAToday
"Water & Health | Photovoice," a photo exhibit in the University of Virginia's Newcomb Hall Art Gallery that gives pictures and voice to inhabitants' perceptions related to water and health conditions in a rural South African village, will close Sept. 3 with a reception, from 7 to 8 p.m., to celebrate the project.
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Class of 2012 Starts Law School with Community Service Project
August 18, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's incoming law students kicked off their first year by donating their time to service projects around the Charlottesville area Sunday.
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U.Va. Faculty Art Exhibit Opening in ‘Big Way’ Aug. 28
August 14, 2009 | UVAToday
A photographic work the size of a billboard. A high-definition video. “Amazing” pop-up art. This is a sampling of the many works being featured in the University of Virginia Faculty Art Exhibition, showcasing works by 14 professors, that opens Aug. 28.
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U.Va. Launches Consolidated Arts Box Office
August 14, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's new Arts Box Office launches Aug. 31. The box office, located in the Drama Building on Culbreth Road, will be the main outlet for tickets to music, drama, Virginia Film Festival, Heritage Theatre Festival and various other academically supported arts events.
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Local Concerts Don't End When Summer Does
August 14, 2009 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
Charlottesville and University Symphony Orchestra “Musical Postcards is the theme for the 2009-10 season, which will present Saturday evening concerts in Cabell Hall Auditorium at the University of Virginia and Sunday matinees at Monticello High School under the baton of music director Kate Tamarkin.
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U.Va. College Guides Help Students Pursue Higher Education Options
August 13, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's College Guides Program has entered its fifth year, placing 21 guides in 20 high schools and three community colleges to help students find their way to college.
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U.Va. Conference on Massive Resistance Airing on C-SPAN This Weekend
August 05, 2009 | UVAToday
This Saturday and Sunday afternoons, C-SPAN 3 will broadcast coverage of a recent University of Virginia Center for Politics conference on Massive Resistance, Virginia's campaign to circumvent the public school desegregation ordered in the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision in 1954.
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Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Announces Grants to Organizations Throughout Virginia
August 03, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities has recently awarded 19 grants totaling $79,000 to assist Virginia organizations in their efforts to research and interpret Virginia's rich history. The funds will be used to support public forums, exhibits and catalogues, interpretative brochures, research and oral history projects.
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Lineup Announced for 2009 "More Than the Score" Pre-Game Lecture Series
August 03, 2009 | UVAToday
Before the University of Virginia's football team takes the field for a home game at Scott Stadium this fall, some of U.Va.'s top minds will take the stage at Alumni Hall for a "More Than the Score" pre-game talk.
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Virginia Film Festival Announces Call for Entries for 2009 Festival
July 31, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Film Festival returns to Charlottesville in November with a new theme, a new director and an invitation for filmmakers to be part of the action.
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Digital Encyclopedia Aims to be About All Things Virginia
July 30, 2009 | UVAToday
Want to know about the history of Massive Resistance, women's suffrage, the Wreck of the Old 97 or other topics of history, government, economics, culture and the people in Virginia?
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U.Va.'s Curry School Receives $4 Million to Establish a Center for Adolescents
July 29, 2009 | UVAToday
The Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia has been awarded $4 million by Philip Morris USA, an Altria Company, to establish the Center for Positive Youth Development.
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U.Va.-Led Health Fair Serves Local African-American Cultural Arts Festival
July 27, 2009 | UVAToday
On Saturday hundreds of people turned out for Charlottesville's 20th annual African-American Cultural Arts Festival at Booker T. Washington Park on Preston Avenue.
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'With Good Reason' Episode on Virginia Tech Wins National Award
July 24, 2009 | UVAToday
A "With Good Reason" program created on the occasion of the first anniversary of the tragic events of April 16, 2007, at Virginia Tech has been named to receive a national award.
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Two U.Va. Museums Receive Conservation Bookshelf
July 23, 2009 | UVAToday
Treasured objects and artifacts held by the University of Virginia Art Museum and the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection will be preserved for future generations with help from the IMLS "Connecting to Collections Bookshelf," a core set of conservation books and online resources donated by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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Camp Inspires Future Scientists and Engineers
July 23, 2009 | UVAToday
School's out for summer, but for one group of students, it's an ideal time to get into science and engineering.
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U.Va.'s Curry School, Art Museum Help K-4 Teachers Make Sense of Art
July 22, 2009 | UVAToday
When times are tough, budgets are tight and lots of kids are having trouble with math and reading, why teach art?
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Heritage Theatre Festival Exits With a Bang With Season-Ending 'Red, White and Tuna'
July 21, 2009 | UVAToday
Heritage Theatre Festival will close its summer season with the irreverent comedy "Red, White and Tuna."
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U.Va. Engineering School Advances Diversity in Engineering and Science Through Inaugural LEAD Program
July 21, 2009 UVAToday
A program that for 25 years has worked to attract a greater diversity of students to business careers came to the University of Virginia's Engineering School this summer to do the same for engineering and science.
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Summer Writing Program for Teachers Celebrates 30 Years
July 20, 2009 | UVAToday
The Central Virginia Writing Project, housed at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, wrapped up its 30th annual summer invitational institute for teachers Friday.
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U.Va. Walking Tour, Part 3: Down by the Dell
July 20, 2009 | UVAToday
After touring the Pavilion Gardens and surrounding areas in the Academical Village, the third part of the walking tour series will target one of the first areas of Grounds that visitors see when entering the University of Virginia: the Dell, a peaceful enclave across Emmet Street from the Central Grounds Parking Garage.
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U.Va. Partners with Charlottesville, Albemarle Schools to Implement $6 Million 'Safe Schools' Grant
July 20, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's Curry School of Education is partnering with the Charlottesville and Albemarle County public school systems to implement a $6 million "Safe Schools/Healthy Students" grant from the U.S. departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice.
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Middle School Students Program Robots, Learn About Engineering at U.Va. Camp
July 17, 2009 | UVAToday
Twenty-one middle school students are participating in a hands-on Systems Robots Design Camp this week at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science.
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Heritage Theatre Festival to Wrap Up Memorable Season With 'Little Shop of Horrors'
July 16, 2009 | UVAToday
Heritage Theatre Festival will end its 2009 season with one of the most unconventional musical love stories ever to jump off the streets of Skid Row.
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U.Va. Walking Tour, Part 2: Exploring the West Pavilion Gardens
July 15, 2009 | UVAToday
Just steps from the hustle and bustle of University of Virginia life, the West Range gardens provide quiet areas for walking, studying and conversation.
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Grant Backs Local Schools, U.Va.'s Virginia Center for Digital History in Teaching American History
July 14, 2009 | Arts & Sciences
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded public schools in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle, Greene, Madison and Orange counties, in partnership with the University of Virginia's Virginia Center for Digital History, a $980,191 "Teaching American History" grant.
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U.Va. Students Build a Floating Environmental Classroom
July 13, 2009 | Architecture
About 10 University of Virginia students, along with a handful of alumni, two faculty members and consultants, put in another 16-hour workday Thursday at a Norfolk shipyard. Their mission: to prepare a floating classroom, dubbed the "Learning Barge," for its September launch date.
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Boys and Girls Club Health Fair
July 11, 2009 | WVIR-NBC-29
The Charlottesville Boys and Girls Club and the University of Virginia Health System teamed up Saturday for a free health fair.
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Grants Awarded for Courses That Connect University with Community
July 10, 2009 | UVAToday
University of Virginia faculty members have received 11 grants to develop courses that will bring U.Va. closer to its surrounding community. Faculty members will use their 2009 Academic Community Engagement grants to create new courses or revise existing ones to incorporate community service or a community-based research project.
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A ‘Golden’ moment for Heritage
July 10, 2009 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
Great plays often have elements in them that people can readily identify with, and even learn a life lesson or two from.
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U.Va. Event to Honor End of Massive Resistance
July 10, 2009 | Norfolk Virginian-Pilot
The University of Virginia's Center for Politics will hold a conference July 17 in Richmond to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of Massive Resistance.
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Statewide group to study noise ordinances
July 09, 2009 | Martinsville (W.Va.) Bulletin
County attorneys statewide could have an influence on efforts to revise Henry County’s noise control ordinance. The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia Inc., a group affiliated with the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, formed a committee to “come up with a model ordinance” that localities across the state can use in revising their noise ordinances, said Henry County Attorney George Lyle, a member of the group and the committee.
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Heritage Theatre Festival to Present Farce 'Moonlight and Magnolias'
July 08, 2009 | UVAToday
Ron Hutchinson's acclaimed comedy, "Moonlight and Magnolias," is currently on stage at the Heritage Theater Festival. The production, directed by Douglas Sprigg and featuring the return of longtime Charlottesville media favorite Dave Cupp, opens this week at Culbreth Theatre. The show runs July 9-11, July 28, 31 and Aug. 5.
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Nurse Travels to Congo to Help Rape Victims
July 07, 2009 | WCAV-CBS-19 UVa.
Tuesday a group with a Charlottesville connection took its knowledge to the Congo hoping to help the women who suffer every day.
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What Carter Got Wrong / Book Recalls 'Malaise' Talk
July 07, 2009 | Roll Call
As documented in a new book by Kevin Mattson — with the unwieldy title “‘What the Heck Are You Up To, Mr. President?’: Jimmy Carter, America’s ‘Malaise,’ and the Speech that Should Have Changed the Country” — it was into this maelstrom that President Jimmy Carter marched with one of the most remarkable of presidential speeches. … A video and transcript of the entire speech is available on the Internet from the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, and it is worthwhile and extraordinary viewing.
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Engineering School to Hold Middle School Robotics Camp
July 06, 2009 | Engineering U.Va.
Middle school students from the Charlottesville area will take part in a Systems Robotics Design Camp at the University of Virginia School of Engineering starting July 13.
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Math Academy at the University of Virginia
June 26, 2009 | WCAV CBS19
Some Charlottesville students graduate from a Math Academy at the University of Virginia. The goal of the program is to help students master math skills that will be useful in higher-level classes.
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Dolley’s Documentary
June 25, 2009 | Orange County (Va.) Review
[Dolley Madison] is the subject of a new documentary production which filmed scenes last week at Montpelier. . . . Virginia Center for Digital History’s Dolley Madison project at UVa, under the direction of Holly Shulman, provided innumerable facts about the first lady.
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UVA Offering a High Tech Look at History
June 25, 2009 | WVIR NBC29
The University of Virginia Library is offering visitors a high-tech look at the Declaration of Independence.
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Book Series Launches With a Look at Early Childhood Education
June 19, 2009 | Education
A national center at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education has launched a book series focusing on the latest early childhood education research.
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UVA Law Students to Offer Legal Aid to Families
June 18, 2009 | WVIR NBC-29
Law students at the University of Virginia will get a unique opportunity starting this fall: the chance to work with low income families in Charlottesville who are in need of legal aid.
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Law School to Offer Family Alternative Dispute Resolution Clinic
June 17, 2009 | Law U.Va.
Starting this fall, the University of Virginia School of Law will offer a clinic designed to help low-income families resolve legal issues through mediation or other options outside of a courtroom.
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Heritage Theatre Festival Opens 2009 Season With "Oliver!"
June 16, 2009 | UVAToday
Join Oliver, Fagin and The Artful Dodger when "Oliver!" kicks off the Heritage Theatre Festival season June 25.
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U.Va. Exhibit Celebrating the Life of Artist and Teacher James Hagan Extended to July 24
June 10, 2009
The University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art is extending the special exhibit, "HAGAN! 1936-2008, The Intervening Years: Sculpture. Drawings, New Media, Boats," through July 24.
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Nanoscience Summer Program Offered for Danville-Area Teachers
June 08, 2009 | Madison (N.C.) Messenger
The University of Virginia is offering a free weeklong seminar in July on teaching nanotechnologies to middle and high school students.
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Kluge Center to Lead Brain Injury Project
June 07, 2009 | NBC29
Part of the University of Virginia Children's Hospital has been named one of the premiere care centers for kids with brain injury.
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Sofa Shuffle Diverts Furniture from Dumps to Charities
June 06, 2009
This year's "Sofa Shuffle," the University of Virginia's off-Grounds furniture donation drive, diverted 10 truckloads of furniture and household goods from area landfills and gave them to local charities.
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16 Student Projects Receive Funding in Inaugural Year of Jefferson Public Citizens Program
June 04, 2009 | UVaToday
Sustainable affordable housing. The use of a sensory resource guide in the care of dementia patients. A GED class for the homeless. These are a sampling of the 16 student group projects the University of Virginia is funding as part of its newly launched Jefferson Public Citizens program, which grew out of Commission for the Future of the University.
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U.Va. Art Museum Presents Exhibit Inspired by the Writings of Edgar Allan Poe
June 04, 2009 | UVaToday
In observance of the 200th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe's birth, the University of Virginia Art Museum will display works by major artists inspired by his innovative literary creations.
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U.Va. Center for Politics Documentary Wins International Award of Excellence
June 02, 2009 | UVaToday
"Questioning the Constitution," a 2008 documentary produced by the University of Virginia's Center for Politics and the Community Ideas Stations, has received an Award of Excellence, given annually by the International Academy of Visual Arts.
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U.Va. School of Medicine, Alzheimer's Association, Paramount Theater Host a Screening and Discussion of HBO's 'The Alzheimer's Project'
June 02, 2009  |UVaToday
The Alzheimer's Association Central and Western Virginia Chapter, the Paramount Theater, the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the U.Va. Department of Neurology's Memory Disorders Clinic will host a special screening and discussion of HBO's "The Alzheimer's Project" as part of a national discussion to encourage individuals to learn more about the disease and the research being done, as well as to gain a greater understanding of the issues surrounding it.
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U.Va. Exhibit Gives Voice to Issues of Health and Water in South Africa
June 01, 2009 | UVaToday
"Water & Health | Photovoice," a photo exhibit, will be on view June 11 through Sept. 3 in the Newcomb Hall Art Gallery at the University of Virginia.
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Miller Center Forum: Can We Save Detroit?
May 31, 2009 | Charlottesville Podcasting Network
Joseph White, a senior editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal since 1987, covers the auto industry from Detroit and writes “Eyes on the Road” for the Journal’s online edition. White spoke at a Miller Center Forum on May 13, 2009.
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U.Va. Documentary Wins IAVA Excellence Award
May 29, 2009 | C-Ville
A documentary produced by U.Va.’s Center for Politics and the Community Ideas Stations has won the International Academy of Visual Arts' highest honor. “Questioning the Constitution,” a film by Mason Mills, explores constitutional reform and it ultimately questions whether the document should be changed or reformed. Larry Sabato and NAACP Chairman and UVA history professor Julian Bond are among the film’s commentators.
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Kielbasa to Head Virginia Film Fest / Charlottesville Event Set for November
May 26, 2009 | Hollywood Reporter
Jody Kielbasa has joined the University of Virginia's College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences as the new director of the Virginia Film Festival, which runs from Nov. 5-8 in Charlottesville, Va.
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Great Resource: University of Virginia Library Historical Census
May 22, 2009 | Norfolk Examiner
The University of Virginia Library has compiled the population and other statistics for all of the federal censuses from 1790-1960. You can select which statistics to view and compare, and view all 50 states or by county within states.
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Lafayette Schools Try Planning Tool
May 26, 2009 | WBRZ News 2 (Lafayette, La.)
Lafayette Parish School System goals for the upcoming academic year and the strategies to attain them will be outlined Thursday during a parish School Board workshop.
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Great Resource: University of Virginia Library Historical Census
May 22, 2009 | Norfolk Examiner
The University of Virginia Library has compiled the population and other statistics for all of the federal censuses from 1790-1960.
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Cooper Center Analyzes Dismal Residential Building Activity
May 22, 2009 | UVAToday
Virginia's building permit tally for 2008 paints a dismal portrait of the recent serious slowdown in this economic sector, according to a new analysis by the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.
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Ultrasound Surgery Coming to UVA
May 20, 2009 | WVIR NBC-29
Thanks to a large gift, cutting-edge medical technology is on the way to the University of Virginia. The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation pledged $3 million toward a surgery center at UVA.
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Travel and Learn at U.Va. Will Explore Jefferson's Vision For the Future of America
May 20, 2009 | UVAToday
U.Va.'s 21st annual Jefferson Seminar on the Lawn, "Jefferson's America, America's Jefferson," will examine how Jefferson's great successes impacted not only his time, but also our understanding of ourselves as a nation; his struggles and failures foreshadowed many of the great debates that continue to this day.
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Virginia Quarterly Review Snags Utne Award for Excellence
May 19, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Quarterly Review, founded at the University of Virginia more than 80 years ago, received the 2009 Utne Independent Press Award for General Excellence in a ceremony Sunday in Denver.
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Expenses and Effects the Focus of Miller Center Debate on America's Energy Future
May 18, 2009 | UVAToday
America must move away from its dependency on carbon-based fuels – our national security and economic and environmental stability depend on it.
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UVa Today: Sofa Shuffle
May 14, 2009 | WCAV CBS-19
In this weeks UVa Today segment Jim Fitzgerald stopped by to talk about the Sofa Shuffle. The Sofa Shuffle encourages departing UVa students to donate their unwanted furniture and household items in support of Charlottesville-area nonprofit organizations and residents.
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Local Students Visit Japan Via U.Va.'s Morven Farm
May 14, 2009 | UVAToday
Ten students from Charlottesville's Tandem Friends School took a 20-minute drive from their school to Japan this week. On Tuesday, they visited the Japanese garden and tea pavilion at the University of Virginia's Morven Farm, located in Albemarle County near Ash Lawn-Highland, where they took part in the ancient ritual of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.
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Crime Prevention Has Potential to Pay Big Dividends in Virginia
May 13, 2009 | UVAToday
Simply enforcing the law doesn't always stop crime. Trying to prevent crime from ever taking place is another key part of public safety.
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Familiar, Fun and Family-Friendly Favorites Headline Heritage Theatre Festival's 2009 Offerings
May 13, 2009 | UVAToday
Theater lovers looking for a little bit of everything this summer will find it at Heritage Theatre Festival. One of Charlottesville's most beloved professional summer theater traditions, Heritage has announced a 2009 season filled with familiar favorites, family fun and uproarious laughs.
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Exhibit to Celebrate the Life of Artist and Teacher James Hagan
May 11, 2009 U.Va. | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art will celebrate the life of the late James Hagan, founder of the department's sculpture and new media concentrations and professor from 1963 to 2001, with an exhibit of his work during Alumni Weekend.
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U.Va. Demographers Predict Surge in Elementary School Enrollment
May 05, 2009 | UVAToday
Over the next five years, the number of students in Virginia public schools will increase by nearly 42,000 students – a gain of 3.5 percent – driven by high growth rates in the elementary grades. Projections by the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, released today, show large post-2000 birth cohorts, now entering school in record numbers, causing the rapid growth.
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Virginia's Master Folk Artists and Apprentices to Display Their Work May 9
April 30, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Folklife Program will present its sixth annual Folklife Apprenticeship Showcase on May 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Conference Center in the Boar's Head Inn complex.
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Sources for Swine Flu Updates
April 30, 2009 | UVAToday
There have been confirmed cases of swine flu in the United States and the government has issued a public health emergency. Here are several sources that offer updates on the H1N1 (swine flu) virus
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Hailey's Heroes: Volunteers Recycle Hospital Supplies
April 30, 2009 | WCAV CBS-19
The volunteer MERCI program at the Medical Center reuses and recycles hospital supplies
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"Mini-Med" Students Get Crash Course
April 30, 2009 | WCAV CBS-19
They take the bus just like real students; everyday people hoping to get the med school experience in a seven week crash course. It's Mini-Med School, offered absolutely free at the University of Virginia.
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U.Va. Students Share the Power of Poetry with Middle-Schoolers
April 24, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's Live Poets Society shared poems like this excerpt, from "This Moment" by Eavan Boland, with students at Henley Middle School in Crozet.
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'Day in the Life' Program Celebrates Seven Years of Mentoring Area Youth
April 22, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's "Day in the Life" Program celebrated the close of its seventh year on April 15 at Charlottesville's Buford Middle School.
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New Book Explores Contemporary Caribbean Theater
April 21, 2009 | Arts & Sciences
Stephanie Bérard said that when she first started researching Caribbean theater, the reaction she got – from both those in the Caribbean and elsewhere – was "Is there a Caribbean theater?"
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U.Va.'s New 'Bay Game' to Launch on Earth Day
April 20, 2009 | UVAToday
University of Virginia students took on the roles of farmers, policymakers, land developers, watermen and concerned citizens this month in the first large-scale testing of the U.Va. Bay Game – a unique sustainability simulation based around the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
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Virginia Film Society Closes Spring Season with 'House of Usher'
April 17, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Film Society's spring season will conclude by celebrating the 200th birthday of one of America's greatest literary talents, Edgar Allan Poe, with a screening of the 1960 classic, "House of Usher," on April 29 at 7 p.m. at Vinegar Hill Theater.
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April 24 is Deadline to Make Screening Appointments for McGuffey Reading Center's Summer Program
April 16, 2009 | Education
The McGuffey Reading Center's Summer Reading Program will be held July 6-24. Children will be screened throughout April for a spot in the program.
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Array of Activities Planned for Earth Week at U.Va.
April 16, 2009 | UVAToday
This year, Earth Day will be expanded to a week at the University of Virginia. Running from Monday through April 26, Earth Week will feature a variety of events, including forums, a farmer's market, symposiums, activities, displays, a bike rally and a green living workshop.
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U.Va. Physics Department to Host National Physics Day Show
April 16, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's Department of Physics will host its annual National Physics Day Show Wednesday at 7 p.m. in room 203 of the Physics Building.
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U.Va.'s Morven Farm is Open Saturday for Garden Week
April 15, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's Morven Farm will be open Saturday for tours for Virginia Historic Garden Week.
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U.Va. Patent Foundation Honors Mugler and Brookeman as 2009 Edlich-Henderson Inventors of the Year
April 14, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Patent Foundation named John P. Mugler III and James R. Brookeman the 2009 Edlich-Henderson Inventors of the Year at a ceremony Monday evening. The highest honor bestowed by the U.Va. Patent Foundation, the Edlich-Henderson Inventor of the Year award each year recognizes an inventor or team of inventors whose research discoveries have proven to be of notable value to society.
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McCormick Observatory, Fan Mountain to Host Public Nights
April 14, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's two astronomical observatories will host several free open houses in the coming weeks. The Leander McCormick Observatory in Charlottesville is open the first and third Friday of each month from 9 to 11 p.m., including this Friday, April 17.
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Darden Students Build Goodness in April
April 14, 2009 | Darden
Charlottesville's senior citizens, low-income families and disabled residents benefitted April 4 from the generosity of students from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.
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U.Va. to Host Public Research Symposium on Climate Change and Health
April 13, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia will hold a workshop on April 19 and 20 in Charlottesville to explore linkages between climate change and community health. The workshop features perspectives and research from University faculty and from local and state experts.
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Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection Selected to Participate in National Museum Assessment Program
April 13, 2009 | UVAToday
The Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia has been selected to participate in the Museum Assessment Program with a focus on Collections Care.
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Should Affirmative Action Focus on Class and Wealth, Rather Than Race?
April 10, 2009 | UVAToday
On Thursday at 8 p.m., the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, in partnership with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, will host a debate on the future of affirmative action — the third event of its National Discussion and Debate Series' 2009 season, "Priorities for a New President."
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U.Va. Drama Closes Season with Shakespeare's 'The Two Gentlemen of Verona'
April 09, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Drama Departmen is ending its 2008-09 season on a classic note with Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona."
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Report by Darden, Architecture School Team Aims to Ease the Flow of Local Foods
April 09, 2009 | Darden | Architecture
With a little bit of business know-how, more local food can make its way into Charlottesville's food-service operations. That was the conclusion of a team drawn from students and faculty at the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business and its School of Architecture. The group presented the findings of their research project, "Jefferson Area Board for Aging Community Food System Project," April 6 at the U.Va. Institute on Aging's Forum on aging research.
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Virginia Quarterly Review Nets Trio of Utne Prize Nominations
April 07, 2009 | UVAToday
When finalists were announced Monday for the 2009 Utne Independent Press Awards, Virginia Quarterly Review, along with Orion magazine, led with three nominations each. VQR was named a finalist in the general excellence, international coverage and best writing categories.
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U.Va. Presents an Evening of Jazz with Billy Bang and Bill Cole
April 03, 2009 | UVA Today
Billy Bang and Bill Cole will perform an evening of new jazz music April 16 at 9:30 p.m. in the University of Virginia Chapel. This free event, featuring jazz with Asian and other non-western influences, is presented by the Arts Administration Program of the McIntire Department of Art.
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Community/University Research Partnerships Subject of Public Forum April 6
April 1, 2009 |UVAToday
"Making Central Virginia a Great Place to Age: Community Research Partnerships," is the subject of a communitywide and pan-University of Virginia research forum to be held Monday from 1 to 4 p.m. in Sandridge Hall at the John Paul Jones Arena.
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Virginia Film Society Kicks Off Spring Season April 8 with Modern Take on 'Hamlet'
March 26, 2009 | UVAToday
The Virginia Film Society, the year-round program of the Virginia Film Festival, continues its spring season with a screening of Michael Almereyda's production of "Hamlet."
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U.Va. is Creating New Tool to Increase English Literacy of Spanish-Speaking Children
March 24, 2009 | UVAToday
If Spanish-speaking children are having difficulty reading English, is the problem an unfamiliar language, or might their struggles reflect an underlying difficulty in reading?
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U.Va. Department of Drama Presents Spring Dance Concert April 3-5
March 24, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Department of Drama's dance program will present "SEVEN: A Spring Dance Concert" in four performances: April 3 at 8 p.m., April 4 at 2 and 8 p.m., and April 5 at 2 p.m., all in the Helms Theatre.
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Students, Community Benefit from Paxton Marshall's Sustainable Agenda March 24, 2009 | UVAToday
From the look of his most recent course list – Global Sustainability, Sustainable Housing Design and Construction, Designing a Sustainable Future, Engineering in Community Settings – and some of the projects he has engaged in over the past decade – Solar House, ecoMOD, Learning Barge – it is probably safe to say that Paxton Marshall's favorite color is green.
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Dawn Clements to Give Artist Talk at U.Va.
March 23, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art presents a public lecture by artist Dawn Clements on April 6 at 1:30 p.m. in Campbell Hall, room 153.
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Virginia Quarterly Review Up for Two National Magazine Awards
March 20, 2009 | Arts & Sciences
The Virginia Quarterly Review is a finalist in the 44th annual National Magazine Awards, the magazine industry's equivalent to the Pulitzer Prizes.
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2009 Human Rights Film Festival Runs from March 23 to April 3
March 20, 2009 | UVAToday
The plight of the uninsured in the United States. Rampant rape in the Congo. Soldiers stranded in a no-man's land war zone in Bosnia.
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New Book: 'Year of Obama' May Presage Years in the Wilderness for Republicans
March 19, 2009 | UVAToday
Americans elected Barack Obama in November with the largest margin of victory by a Democrat since Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
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Moussaoui Case Judge to Headline April 2 Law School Colloquium Focusing on Human Rights Litigation in U.S. Courts
March 19, 2009 | UVAToday
Leonie M. Brinkema, the judge who presided over Sept. 11 co-conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui's criminal trial, will deliver the keynote address at the 22nd Annual Sokol Colloquium on Private International Law on April 2 at the University of Virginia School of Law.
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U.Va. Art Museum Offers Additional Family Event Focusing on Matisse-Picasso Exhibit
March 19, 2009 | UVAToday
Due to the early sell-out of the University of Virginia Art Museum's Family Art JAM event, "Printmaking and Lines: Exploring the Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris Exhibition," scheduled for March 29, an additional section will be offered on April 5.
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Public Invited to Founder's Day, Crockett Hall Rededication at U.Va.-Wise April 13
March 18, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's College at Wise will rededicate Crockett Hall April 13 as it marks the birthday of Thomas Jefferson, the founder of the University of Virginia, during Founder's Day activities.
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U.Va. Director to Discuss Storytelling as Survival in El Salvador
March 17, 2009 | UVAToday
Co-creators of "We Have to Dream While Awake: Courage and Change in El Salvador," U.Va. Women's Center director Sharon Davie and documentary photographer Peggy Harrison talk about their bilingual traveling exhibit with interviews and photographs from El Salvador. They will discuss storytelling as survival.
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Lynne Tillman, Rea Visiting Writer in Fiction, Brings New York Views to U.Va.
March 17, 2009 | UVAToday
One reviewer described Lynne Tillman's novel, "American Genius, A Comedy," as "what we'd get if Jane Austen were writing in 21st-century America — a book that expands the possibilities of the national novel and of the female protagonist."
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Iran Expert Ruhi K. Ramazani Will Discuss 30th Anniversary of Iranian Revolution
March 17, 2009 | UVAToday
One of the world's foremost experts on Iran, University of Virginia professor Ruhi K. Ramazani, will discuss "Iran's Nuclear Intentions" at 4 p.m. on March 23 in Wilson Hall, room 402.
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UVA Students Help Renovate School
March 14, 2009 | WVIR-TV 29
UVA Students Help Renovate School A Charlottesville elementary school got a mini-makeover Saturday, thanks to a community service group of students from the University of Virginia.
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Theme for 22nd Annual Virginia Film Festival: 'Funny Business'
March 13, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia's College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that the upcoming 22nd annual Virginia Film Festival will be all about getting down to "Funny Business."
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U.Va. Renews Jefferson's Mission to Create Public Citizens
March 10, 2009 | UVAToday
University of Virginia students who are passionate about public service now have a new option, the Jefferson Public Citizens program, which combines scholarship and service.
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Activist Angela Davis to Headline Conference on Prison Populations, Spend a Week in Residence
March 09, 2009 | UVAToday
An estimated 32 percent of black males will enter state or federal prison during their lifetimes, compared to 17 percent of Hispanic males and 5.9 percent of white males, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.
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U.Va. Center for Politics to Launch International Democracy Outreach Initiative
March 05, 2009 | UVAToday
Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, has announced a new international initiative aimed at enhancing dialogue among citizens of democracies around the world, and exploring avenues for enhanced civic engagement within democratic societies.
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Kohl's Donates to UVA's "Growing Up Healthy" Program
March 04, 2009 | WCAV-CBS-19
An after-school program designed to teach kids about how to grow up with a healthy attitude about food and exercise gets a boost Wednesday (3/4). Kohl's presented the University of Virginia Fitness Clinic with nearly $28,000 in front of kids at Crozet Elementary School--kids who will soon be able to make use of the donation.
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Sabato’s New International Program Aims to ‘Foster Citizen-to-Citizen Dialogue’ March 04, 2009 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
Larry J. Sabato, director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, is creating a new international initiative aimed at enhancing dialogue among citizens of democracies worldwide.
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U.Va. Acquires Rare Poe Letter and Opens Major Exhibit
March 3, 2009 | UVAToday
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Edgar Allan Poe – the 19th-century American author and one-time University of Virginia student – the U.Va. Library announces the acquisition of a rare Poe letter and the opening of an exhibit that explores his life, works and enduring influence.
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U.Va. Art Museum Launches Blog About Building Jefferson's Academical Village
March 02, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Art Museum is launching a new blog, "Building a Living Legacy: Jefferson's Academical Village," in support of the special exhibition "Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village: The Creation of an Architectural Masterpiece, 1817-1824" which will open at the Art Museum Sept. 4 and continue through Jan. 4.
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Elementary Students Learn Basic Chinese
February 27, 2009 | WVIR-NBC-29
University of Virginia students taught the Broadus Wood Elementary students the basics of Chinese. The kids learned how to count from "one" to "10" in Chinese, as well as how to say "hi."
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School Turnarounds: Resisting the Hype, Giving Them Hope
February 26, 2009 | American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research ... {T)he University of Virginia's Curry School of Education has developed a cocurricular program designed to instruct experts charged with turning around consistently low-performing schools.
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Virginia Film Society Presents the Black Maria Film and Video Festival
February 26, 2009 | UVToday
The Black Maria Film and Video Festival returns for its 15th annual visit to the Virginia Film Society on April 9 at 7 p.m. at Vinegar Hill Theatre. Nine films will be featured during the film society event.
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U.Va. Students Opt for Community Service During Spring Break
February 25, 2009 | UVAToday
Spring break can be more than a day at the beach.
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Virginia Film Society Kicks Off Spring Season with 'Young Mr. Lincoln'
February 18, 2008 | UVAToday
The Virginia Film Society, the year-round program of the Virginia Film Festival, begins its spring season with a screening of "Young Mr. Lincoln," director John Ford's 1939 classic.
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Miller Center National Debate Series Launches with Infrastructure Discussion at National Governors' Meeting
February 17, 2009 | UVAToday
On Saturday, the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs, in partnership with MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, will launch "Priorities for a New President," the second season of its National Discussion and Debate Series.
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U.Va. Drama to Present 'Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer' Beginning Feb. 12
February 9, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Drama Department is set to offer audiences a kaleidoscopic window into the mind of one of the most complex figures in American history with its upcoming production of "The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer."
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Art Museum Lunchtime Talk on Selections from the "With the Line of Daumier" Exhibition
February 6, 2009 | UVAToday
On Feb. 10, at noon, the University of Virginia Art Museum will present a lunchtime gallery talk by K. Katelyn Hobbs on selections from the museum’s exhibition, "With the Line of Daumier." Hobbs is an undergraduate intern with the University of Virginia Art Museum’s Education Department.
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Relief Response to Manmade Disaster Topic of Exhibit at the U.Va. Health Sciences Library
February 5, 2009 | UVAToday
What was the largest man-made, accidental disaster in history?
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U.Va. Art Museum's Feb. 22 Family Art JAM to Focus on Art of Cartooning February 4, 2009 | UVAToday
Children and their parents or caretakers are invited to an afternoon of fun and hands-on creativity when the University of Virginia Art Museum continues its popular children's programming, the Family Art JAM.
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Winners Announced for the 22nd Annual Writer's Eye Competition
February 4, 2009 | UVAToday
The judges have selected the winners of the University of Virginia Art Museum's 22nd Annual Writer's Eye Competition.
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U.Va. Art Museum's 'The Hand and the Soul: LeWitt, Slutzky, Iliescu' Opens Friday
February 3, 2009 | UVAToday
"The Hand and the Soul: LeWitt, Slutzky, Iliescu" opens Friday at the University of Virginia Art Museum.
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Rita Dove and Boyd Tinsley to Perform Poetry and Music for Virginia Festival of the Book
February 2, 2009 | UVAToday
University of Virginia English professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove and Dave Matthews Band violinist Boyd Tinsley will appear together to launch Dove's latest collection, "Sonata Mulattica," in the Paramount Theater on March 20 at 8 p.m. as part of the 15th Annual Virginia Festival of the Book. Read more...

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Tour Guide to History / Ex-Atlantan, NAACP Chairman Leads a Civil Rights Sites Excursion
February 02, 2009 | AJC.com
Prof. Julian Bond leads a U.Va. bus tour of Civil Rights Movement sites.
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School Thrives Under Principal’s Firm Hand
February 02, 2009 | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Richmond's Woodville Elementary School principal Rosalind C. Taylor was among the first class of a Darden/Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education program geared to turning around low-performing schools. Read more...

Thousands Recycle Old TVs, Computers at Local Recycling Event
January 31, 2009 | WCAV CBS-19
Volunteers from UVA recycling, Crutchfield, and the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County worked together to offer free electronics recycling in the Crutchfield parking lot Saturday. Read more...

Attorney Speaks at Miller Center
January 30, 2009 | WCAV CBS-19 9/11
It's been almost three years since Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted for his connection to the attacks on 9-11. Friday the lawyer that defended one of the most hated men in America spoke at a forum at UVa's Miller Center. Read more...

Helping Middle School Girls Find Their Way
January 26, 2009 | Explorations
After 10 years of fine-tuning and refinement, the Young Women's Leadership Program has emerged as a national model for helping young girls develop the skills they need to navigate their middle school years successfully. Read more...

January 22, 2009 Disaster Medicine Exhibit Opens Jan. 26 "Between One Minute and the Next: The Halifax Explosion" opens Monday in the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library. The exhibit focuses on disaster medicine as told in the story of the Halifax Explosion of 1917 that killed some 2,000 people and left more than 9,000 injured and homeless just hours before a blizzard hit. Read more...

January 22, 2009 | Law Supreme Court Justice Alito to Headline U.Va. Law School's Public Service Conference Jan. 30-31 U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. will headline the 10th Annual Conference on Public Service and the Law, to be held Jan. 30 and 31 at the University of Virginia School of Law. Read more...

Faculty, Students and Alumni Artists Work to Align 'The Hand and the Soul' January 22, 2008 | UVAToday
A team of 10 faculty, students and alumni spent several days over a two-week period at the University of Virginia Art Museum employing steady hands in preparation for the installation of "Wall Drawing #394" by American conceptual artist Sol LeWitt. Read more...

Mini-Med School: Adventures in Medicine to Start March 26
January 20, 2009 | UVAToday
If you've always dreamed of going to medical school, but settled for weekly infusions of "Scrubs," "Grey's Anatomy" or "E.R ," now's your chance to go for free. Read more...

U.Va.'s Observance of Black History Month Starts with King Commemoration
January 15, 2009 | Arts & Sciences
The University of Virginia will mark Black History Month with a series of events, starting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Jan. 19) and extending through the last week of February. This year's theme is "Empowerment." Read more...

U.Va Employees Donate Record $923,432 Through Workplace Giving Campaign
January 14, 2009 | UVAToday
University of Virginia employees have a long tradition of giving in the community. Despite the recent economic downturn, 2008 was no different. To date, U.Va. employees have contributed more than $923,000 — a new record — to help others through the 2008 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. That amount easily surpassed the $675,000 goal set in August and the $888,000 raised in last year's CVC campaign. Read more...

Renowned Jazz Drummer to Give Performance, Master Class
January 13, 2009 | UVAToday
Han Bennink, a renowned jazz drummer from the Netherlands known for his humor and theatricality, will hold a performance and master class Jan. 19 at the University of Virginia. Read more...

Changes Due in Charlottesville Schools
January 13, 2009 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
... The Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia says the city has about 4000 students now, which will drop to about 3767 in another three years. Read more...

Virginia Quarterly Review Announces Annual Writing Awards
January 12, 2009 | UVAToday
Honoring the best writing to appear in its pages in the past year, the Virginia Quarterly Review recently announced the winners of its annual writing prizes for 2008. Read more...

UVa Health System Sets Record with Free Clinic
January 09, 2009 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
The University of Virginia Health System says it broke all previous records at the three-day 2008 Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise. The Health System reports that it sponsored 217 volunteers at the 2008 RAM clinic held last summer, a 31 percent increase from 2007. ... The total value of care provided by UVa at RAM 2008 was $1,048,942, a record amount. ... Read more...

Mall Stores Watercolor Inspiration
January 08, 2009 | Charlottesville Daily Progress
... An exhibit of 14 paintings in [Lois Scott] Kannensohn’s “Historic Downtown Mall Series” opens today at the UVa Hospital. ... It will remain in place through March 6. Read more...

U.Va. Medical Center, Culpeper Regional Hospital Begin Working Together
January 07, 2009 | UVAToday
The University of Virginia Medical Center and Culpeper Regional Hospital began implementing a partnership between the two hospitals on Jan. 1. This action follows approval by operating boards of the two institutions and a public hearing. Read more...

U.Va. Health System Reports Record-Breaking Year for its Contribution to the 2008 Remote Area Medical Clinic in Wise
January 07, 2009 | UVAToday
When it comes to volunteers, patients, services and the financial value of its contribution, the University of Virginia Health System says it broke all previous records at the three-day 2008 Remote Area Medical clinic in Wise, Va. Read more...

Exhibits, Talk Focus on Cartoonist Patrick Oliphant and His Major Influence, Honoré Daumier
January 06, 2009 | UVAToday
In two new exhibits at the University of Virginia Art Museum, the work of contemporary artist Patrick Oliphant and 19th-century artist Honoré Daumier provide commentary on social and political life. Read more...

McIntire Department of Art Presents Multimedia Exhibition 'Landscape'
January 06, 2009 | UVAToday
Beginning Jan. 13 From Jan. 13 through Feb. 20, the University of Virginia's McIntire Department of Art will present a multimedia exhibition, "Landscape," in the Ruffin Gallery. Read more...

World-Class Collection of French Modern Art Featuring Matisse and Picasso to be Reassembled at U.Va. Art Museum
January 05, 2009 | UVAToday
"Matisse, Picasso, and Modern Art in Paris: The T. Catesby Jones Collections at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the University of Virginia Art Museum" will open Jan. 30 at the U.Va. Art Museum. Read more...

U.Va.'s Cooper Center Advises Legislators to Prepare for Aging Population January 5, 2009 | UVAToday
Within the next several years, the first of Virginia's "baby boom" generation will reach 65 years of age. Within the next two decades, that generation will range in age from 65 to 85, resulting in a population shift in which one in every five Virginians will be a senior citizen. Read more...

Team Green: Charlottesville and Albemarle
January 05, 2009 | WVIR NBC-29
... Charlottesville and Albemarle have formed a joint effort to tackle climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in 2009. ... Charlottesville and Albemarle County are also working with the University of Virginia to put together a regional committee to tackle these issues. Read more...

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