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March 6, 2006
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Adam Malcom  
U.Va. Engineering Student’s New Life Vest Design Takes First Place in International Competition

NOT WEARING A life vest accounts for as many as 400 deaths each year, according to Coast Guard studies. “They’re uncomfortable, extremely hot, dorky-looking and significantly lack maneuverability,” said Adam Malcom, a University of Virginia mechanical engineering student and avid boater. He designed a life vest that is comfortable and maneuverable in addition to being unobtrusive and reliable. His design was the winner of an international competition sponsored by Boat U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and the Personal Flotation Device Manufacturers Association. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

Anticipate Minor Traffic Delays this Week for Work on Madison Bowl Project

Beginning today, and continuing through Friday, motorists using Rugby Road near the University Avenue intersection may experience minor traffic delays as Rugby Road will be reduced to one lane to facilitate the installation of a new stormwater line as part of the Madison Bowl utilities and field-renewal project. The project will replace old sanitary sewer lines servicing the Carr's Hill complex and Madison Hall and also will improve the stormwater system serving the same area. To find out more about projects planned or under way at U.Va., including the Madison Bowl project, visit the Community Relations Web site and access the February 2006 Neighborhood News.

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Device Gives New Voice to People with Speech Problems

From children with autism or Down’s syndrome to adults who have speech loss due to a stroke, more than two million Americans are not able to communicate easily or at all with words. By using an apparatus — a barcode reader called the B.A. Bar™ — Filip Loncke (center), an assistant professor in the Communications Disorders program of the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, has helped people young and old learn or relearn how to speak and become more independent. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
Dave Matthews Band To Be Grand Opening Event at John Paul Jones Arena
U.Va.’s Biomedical Engineering Department Awarded $2.9 Million
U.Va. Cancer Center Receives $5 Million Gift
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