University should have a public policy major or course of
study. We already have top-notch resources available in the
Politics department, the Law School, the Miller Center, the
Center for Governmental Studies, the Institute for Practical
Ethics, and other areas. Our Jeffersonian heritage also makes
this initiative a natural one for the University.
Interdisciplinary BIO-V complex a new facility to hold
faculty working in a variety of overlapping disciplines (biomedical
engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering)
from SEAS, College of A&S, and School of Medicine.
University has excellent resources in a number of schools,
including Architecture, Engineering and Arts and Sciences,
that can be brought to bear on issues of development of the
Southeast Corridor (Atlanta through DC to Baltimore)
transportation, community and commercial development, traffic
planning, etc. Perhaps these strengths could be combined into
a research center.
Establish a Leadership Center or curriculum to build on the Universitys
Jeffersonian foundations and its emphasis on nurturing student
leadership. The Center could involve faculty from all of the
schools of the University, and create a curriculum requiring
courses in ethics, medicine, law, history, business, government
and other areas of strength at the University.
a Commonwealth-wide School of Medicine, with branches based
in cities and other institutions around the state.
Establish an "Science and Society" Institute to address
the intersection of biology, information and values.
a "Have/Have-Not" Center to act as the worlds
leading researcher and commentator on managing this disparity.
resources into strengthening the Shannon Center, for recruitment
and retention of the best faculty.
Establish a Rural Health Resource Center to address health promotion,
disease prevention, early detection and chronic illness.
a University-wide Institute on Aging, with contributions from
many schools including Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, Commerce,
Business, Law, Architecture, etc.