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U.Va.’s North Grounds Connector Opens Friday; Project Completed Five Months Ahead of Schedule

MOTORISTS TRAVELING EASTBOUND on the U.S. 250 bypass will find a smoother commute now that work on U.Va.’s North Grounds Connector is complete. The new road, which opened Friday, links Massie Road to U.S. 250 and will be the main gateway to the John Paul Jones Arena as well as U.Va.’s North Grounds. “Extended work hours, an acceleration of the early part of the project and ideal weather conditions allowed the project to finish five months early,” said project director Richard B. Laurance. Full story (including audio interview with Laurence).

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New Ethics and Policy Program Created at U.Va.’s Health System

U.Va.’s Center for Biomedical Ethics has established a new program dedicated to research on ethics, policy and healthcare. Designed to inform public policy makers and students about ethical issues, the Program in Ethics and Policy in Healthcare Systems will embrace the study of financial and other conflicts of interest in research and drug discovery, ethical issues involved with stem cell research, ethical guidance in the development of innovative surgical procedures and the cause and ethical ramifications of medical malpractice. Full story.

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U.Va. Students in New Orleans for J-Term
Blogs Give Student’s-Eye View of Post Katrina New Orleans

A proposal to rebuild New Orleans, college-application counseling, “shower appointments,” and a nighttime stroll through the French Quarter: U.Va. students in New Orleans for the “Technology and Citizenship” class continue to record their experiences, including a firsthand look at how contentious the rebuilding process could be, as city planners and returning residents clash over a master plan for the future of New Orleans. Read all of the latest entries, and see photographs of the students in action, in the New Orleans Journals. Full story.

U.Va. News Services

Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III Announces the Appointment of James L. Hilton as New Head of IT
Gov. Warner Announces Proposal for Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges
Web Calendar   Martin Van Buren: The Original Party Boss
Fri., 11 a.m., Miller Center of Public Affairs, 2201 Old Ivy Rd. • Speaker: Ted Widmer, director of the C. V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, Washington College • Information: 924-7236.

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