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U.Va. Math Professor’s Research in Infinite Dimension Algebra Will Help Define Symmetry of String Theory

SYMMETRY EXISTS EVERYWHERE in our world. It is expressed in the petals of a flower and in the fundamental relationships that shape our universe. Physicists working on string theory, a unified description of the fundamental particles and forces in nature including gravity, have observed a certain regularity at the quantum level that can be attributed to symmetry. University of Virginia associate professor Weiqiang Wang’s research in infinite dimension algebra and Lie theory will give physicists the tools to help describe this symmetry more accurately. Full story.

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‘Apprentice’ Randal Pinkett Gives Black History Month Keynote Tonight at U.Va.
Dr. Randal Pinkett, Rhodes Scholar, president and CEO of BCT Partners, and Donald Trump’s current apprentice, will deliver the University of Virginia’s Black History Month keynote address titled “Black Intellectual Entrepreneurship” at 7 p.m. tonight in Old Cabell Hall. Pinkett will discuss his research on “Bridging the Digital Divide.” The event is sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs, vice president for student affairs, vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity and Black Student Alliance. See Black History Month schedule of events.

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Dr. Norman Oliver, Juleen Stephen
 
U.Va. Center Aims to Break Down Barriers to Quality Care

In a nation that promotes equality, all Americans are not treated equally when it comes to health care. The color of a person’s skin, income and the ability to acquire adequate insurance all play a role in determining the quality of medical services a person receives. And the consequences of these disparities can be dramatic. For example, the life expectancy of African-American men is eight years shorter than white men. Researching these issues and seeking ways to resolve them is the focus of the recently formed Center on Health Disparities, led by director Dr. Norman Oliver and program manager Juleen C. Stephen, M.A. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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Improving Social Justice on Campuses Automatically Improves Society, Says U.Va.’s Chief Diversity Officer
School of Nursing Gets $5 Million for Education Building
 
Web Calendar   Why Liberals Should Hate Hate-Crime Legislation
3:30 p.m., Small Special Collections Library Auditorium • Speaker: Heidi Hurd, Univ. of Illinois Law School • Part of the Forum for Contemporary Thought speaker series • Free and open to the public.
     
 

Arts & Sciences Spotlights Changing America.

Julian Bond: Teaching — and Living — a Broader American Civil Rights Narrative

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Terps Rally to Beat Cavaliers, 76-65


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Virginia’s Lewis Named ACC Swimmer of the Week


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Lambert Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Award Watch List

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