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Feb. 21, 2006
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Thomas Skalak  

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Department of Biomedical Engineering is among a select group of bioengineering departments to receive a Wallace H. Coulter Foundation Translational Partners Award. The $2.9 million award — $580,000 per year for the next five years — aims to speed discoveries from labs to the marketplace and will support multiple translational research projects involving biomedical engineering faculty and clinical co-investigators in U.Va.’s School of Medicine. “Thanks to the Coulter Foundation’s generosity, we will be able to create a new culture that accelerates biomedical technology transfer and commercialization,” said Thomas C. Skalak (left), U.Va. professor and chair of biomedical engineering. Full story.

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Inaugural Talk of U.Va.’s Ambassador Lecture Series To Be Delivered Tomorrow

Ambassador George Obiozor of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will discuss peacekeeping missions in Africa, the war on terrorism, drug trafficking and their relationship to oil production and consumption worldwide during the inaugural talk of the Diplomat Scholar Program Ambassador Lecture Series, titled “The U.S. and Nigeria: A Complex But Vital Relationship.” The talk, free and open to the public, will be held tomorrow from 4-5 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture. A reception will follow. The lecture series was conceived by Leonard H. Robinson Jr., U.Va.’s diplomat in residence since 2004 and a politics lecturer. Full story.

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Joy Pugh
New LGBT Coordinator Provides Supportive, Safe Space

Joy Pugh (left) knows firsthand about the social stigmatization experienced by gay people. Pugh is a member of this distinct minority, but she has something that many others do not — the love and support of her family. Seeing people being treated unjustly because of their sexual orientation instilled in Pugh the desire to serve as an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. In October, Pugh became the University of Virginia’s first full-time LGBT Resource Center coordinator. The way to educate people is through personal stories, according to Pugh, and as part of that effort, the center is bringing to U.Va. the national “Call to Duty Tour” on Feb. 28. The group sends military personnel, both gay and straight, to college campuses to debate the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. 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
Web Calendar   The Style of Power: Building a New Nation
On exhibit daily through Sept. 30, main gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library • Free and open to the public.

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