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Emilie Rissman  
X’s and Y’s: U.Va. Research Shows Sex Chromosomes Play Role in Aggression and Maternal Behavior

WHAT MAKES A person a lover or a fighter? Maybe it’s all in our genes. Across human cultures and in most mammals, males are usually the aggressors and females take on the nurturing role. But can more than male hormones, like testosterone, be blamed for male behavior such as aggression? According to new research on mice by neuroscientists at the University of Virginia Health System, such social behavior does have a genetic basis. “The differences in sex chromosomes, XX versus XY, are also responsible for differences in adult behavior,” said Emilie Rissman (left), a professor of biochemistry and molecular genetics at U.Va. Full story.

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National Symposium on Women and Politics to Feature Geraldine Ferraro

Former United States vice-presidential nominee Geraldine Ferraro will be the keynote speaker for the 2006 National Symposium on Women and Politics on March 15 at 7 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Her talk is free and open to the public. Ferraro’s talk, co-sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics, is part of the center’s National Symposium on Women and Politics, a yearlong series of national events exploring how women are changing American politics, both as politicians and as political insiders. Full story.

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Last Ball in U-Hall, Home of Men’s and Women’s Basketball

University Hall is quiet this weekend, one week after hosting its last regular-season basketball game. But for 40 years, U-Hall served as home court to scores of happenings: great teams, dazzling players, thrilling victories, agonizing defeats — and a run-in with the local fire marshal. Now, the era of U-Hall comes to an end with the impending opening of its replacement — the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena. Full story.

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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
Web Calendar   Guardian of the Flame, Art of Sri Lanka
On exhibit through March 19, U.Va. Art Museum • Tues.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. • Information: 924-6321.

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