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Jan. 12, 2005
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Jose D. Fuentes  
At the Intersection of Forest and Sky: U.Va. Professor Jose Fuentes Examines Atmospheric Complexities

THROUGH THE EYES of an environmental scientist, a tree is much more than a stationary object susceptible to external conditions. As a living organism, trees play a vital role in shaping the environment. Research by Jose D. Fuentes, an associate professor of environmental sciences at U.Va., gets to the root of the matter by showing how trees emit volatile organic compounds that have numerous effects on the regional climate. Full story.


Rejuvenate for Spring Teaching by Attending Next Week’s Workshop

Put some pep in your prep by attending the annual January Teaching Workshop, sponsored by U.Va.’s Teaching Resource Center. The spring semester is just around the corner, and this workshop is designed to reiterate the basics of teaching while exploring new boundaries. The format of analyzing teaching issues with your colleagues provides a constructive way of getting energized. The workshop will be held on Tuesday in Ruffner Hall. Register by 5 p.m. tomorrow to receive a free lunch. Visit the center’s Web site for a schedule of sessions and to access the complete program.

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Breaking the Stereotype: Nursing Not Just for Females

An increasing number of women are becoming doctors in today’s society, contrary to the stereotype that doctors be male. However, the nursing profession remains dominantly female. So, how do we break the social stigmas that prevent men from entering nursing, a profession considered ‘women’s work’ by many? “Each of us has our talents and gifts, and shouldn’t be excluded from a field because of gender,” said Theresa Carroll, chief admissions recruiter at U.Va.’s School of Nursing. Dan David and Darroch Massie are two men who chose to go against the grain to become students in U.Va.’s Nursing School. Full story.

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Letter to the Editor of Business Week — Dec. 6, 2004
Letter to the Editor of The Virginian-Pilot — Nov. 27, 2004

Two Top Virginia Education Leaders Lend Support to Charter
U.Va. Releases Statements Regarding Sexual Assault Policy
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