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Jan. 18, 2006
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Joan Kindig  
U.Va. Professor’s Lifelong Love of Children’s Books Yields Personal and Professional Gratification

AS A CHILD, Joan Kindig could be found most often with her nose in a book. Today, Kindig, an assistant professor of reading at U.Va., continues to nurture her appetite for reading with books, and lots of them — especially children’s books. And, beginning this month, Kindig will be reading even more — between 500 and 650 books, or more than 10 books a week — as part of her appointment to the committee that will decide this year’s winner of the Newbery Medal, the oldest and most prestigious children’s book award in America. Full story.

Inside UVA/Photo: Dan Addison

Your Mother Was Right: No Food or Drink Before Taking Your Temperature

When you are sick with a cold or flu, one of the first things you probably do is take your temperature. And if your mother told you not to eat or drink anything beforehand, she was right. In a recent study by nurses in U.Va.’s Health System, participants consuming cold beverages required 15 minutes for their temperature to return to baseline, while those consuming hot beverages returned to baseline after 23 minutes. For an accurate reading, it’s best not to engage in any activities that may change body or mouth temperature, such as exercise, smoking or chewing gum, said research project coordinator Beth Quatrara.  Full story.

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Disaster Relief Effort Revitalizes Pakistani Students League

After an earthquake devastated Pakistan in October, the scattered Pakistani student community at U.Va. came together to raise money toward relief efforts. In this time of crisis, the students soon found out that at the University, cultural differences hold no barrier. They received help from Indian students, the Student Council, Hindu and Sikh students, the South Asian Leadership Society and the Virginia Service Coalition. They also received donations from academic departments, and from Daisy P. Rodriguez, assistant dean of students, and Dr. Leigh B. Grossman, vice provost for international affairs. Full story.

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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
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