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Feb. 14, 2006
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Other Couples’ Happiness Is this U.Va. Couple’s Business

Peter L. Sheras and Phyllis Koch-SherasLOVE IS IN THE AIR on this Valentine’s Day, with many couples symbolizing their love for one another with flowers, candy and cards. But there are many couples whose precarious relationships are threatened by the lack of commitment, cooperation, communication and community, the “the four C’s” for achieving “Couple Power,” according to University of Virginia psychologists and married couple Peter L. Sheras and Phyllis Koch-Sheras. The Sherases have developed a creative, positive approach called Couple Power Therapy™ that teaches partners positive ways to create a vital, fulfilling loving relationship — and have more fun together. Full story.

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Poet Carol Muske-Dukes Visits U.Va. Tomorrow for Presentation and Reading

Award-winning poet Carol Muske-Dukes will present “By Heart,” at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow in the University of Virginia’s Jordan Hall Conference Center. She will also give a reading of her new work at 8 p.m. at the U.Va. Bookstore. Both events are free and open to the public. Muske-Dukes’ presentation, co-sponsored by the Center for Humanism in Medicine and U.Va.’s Creative Writing Program, will explore love, grief, the marriage of two artists, the gift of poetry and the fragility of life itself. Her most recent book of poems, “Sparrow” (2003), influenced by the sudden death of her husband, actor David Dukes, was a finalist for the National Book Award. Full story.

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U.Va.’s Edgar Olsen to Testify before Congress Tomorrow on State of America’s Public Housing

Edgar OlsenEdgar Olsen (right), a professor of economics at the University of Virginia and one of the nation’s leading experts on low-income housing policy, will be in Washington, D.C. tomorrow to present his idea of an alternative solution to U.S. public housing before the House Committee on Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Federalism and the Census. During the hearing, titled “Living in America: Is Our Public Housing System Up to the Challenges of the 21st Century,?” Olsen will outline a radically different approach that would provide more choice to families currently covered by the program, an approach that could serve hundreds of thousands of additional families at no additional cost. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
U.Va. Cancer Center Receives $5 Million Gift
Improving Social Justice on Campuses Automatically Improves Society, Says U.Va.’s Chief Diversity Officer
School of Nursing Gets $5 Million for Education Building
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