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Statewide Nursing Simulation Conference Begins Today at U.Va.

SimManHE BREATHES, HE TALKS, he’s remarkably lifelike — he’s SimMan®, the University of Virginia School of Nursing’s virtual reality patient simulator, and he’ll be front and center at the Simulation Users’ Group Conference to be held today and tomorrow at U.Va.’s Nursing School. About 100 representatives from academic institutions and health care systems from throughout Virginia will come together for the first-ever statewide seminar designed to help users of the simulators to better incorporate the technology into curricula and to share ideas to gain maximum educational benefit. Full story.

U.Va. School of Nursing/Photo: Andrew Shurtleff

 
 
President John Casteen Issues Statement on U.Va.’s Competitive Compensation

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III has issued a statement that gives background information on University policies and practices with regard to market-competitive compensation for employees, with special attention to the circumstances of employees whose salaries fall at the lower end of the wage scale. It covers both U.Va.’s own employees and employees of contractors who work in the University. “These persons’ commitment and hard work make the University a vital and generative institution, and define quality in every sense. They deserve the best compensation we can provide consistent with the law and relevant market conditions,” said Casteen. Full story.

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Michael Rasbury Brings Expertise in Sound Design to U.Va.

Michael Rasbury (above) is in tune to the power of sound and to what heights it can take you. Rasbury’s own sonic exploration includes having spent several years as a musician, playing a “mixture of reggae, salsa, merengue, blues and mambo” at dance halls and music festivals. Afterward, he earned degrees in music and theater, composed scores for theatrical productions and traveled with touring companies throughout the United States and Europe. Now, the University of Virginia assistant professor of drama specializing in sound design has found harmony in teaching students how to transport an audience from the comfort of their seats to the varied worlds created on stage. In the process, he is bringing one of the newest, and fastest growing fields in the theatrical arts to U.Va. Full story.

Inside UVA/Photo: Dan Addison

 
 
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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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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On exhibit daily through March 31, Newcomb Hall, Kaleidoscope Center for Cultural Fluency • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Lorna Sundberg International Center.
     
 

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Women’s Lacrosse:
Cavs Outdraw Maryland, Upset Terps 14-9

Softball:
Virginia Falls to Cal-State Fullerton, 5-0

Baseball:
Cavaliers Sweep Doubleheader from UMES, 20-3, 15-0

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