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March 23, 2006
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W. Bernard Carlson  
U.Va. Professor W. Bernard Carlson Examines the Countless Ways that Technology Has Changed History

THROUGHOUT AMERICAN HISTORY, technology has played a vital part in shaping and illustrating a society’s values and beliefs, according to W. Bernard Carlson (left), professor of science, technology and society at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Carlson has co-authored a new, seven-volume “Technology in World History,” designed to teach students about the vital interaction of technology, culture and history by delving into non-Western societies and their contributions to the world’s technological knowledge through the ages. Full story.

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Outstanding Contribution Award Nominations for Employees Due by March 31

As the highest public honor the University of Virginia bestows on employees, the Outstanding Contribution Awards are given to staff whose service, contributions and commitment to U.Va. have far exceeded exemplary achievement. Award winners receive $1,000 cash, an engraved award and public recognition at the annual Service Awards dinner, to be held on June 14. Three University selection committees will choose up to 11 employees — five from the Academic Division, five from the Medical Center and one from U.Va.-Wise — to receive the award. Nominations are due are due by March 31. Nomination forms and information are available here.

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R. Ariel Gomez
U.Va. Leading the Debate over Ethics and Research

On March 16 and 17, the University of Virginia hosted a national conference on the medical, ethical and policy issues involved in human embryonic stem cell research and living donor transplantation. This was the first conference to focus on the voluntary guidelines for stem cell research that were issued by the National Academy of Sciences last year. While less controversial, living donor transplantation also presents ethical challenges. This conference brought together leading scientists, ethicists and policy-makers from top academic institutions and private and public sector organizations and marked an important phase in stem cell research and donor transplantation. See entire Faculty Opinion by R. Ariel Gomez (above), U.Va. Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies.

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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
Web Calendar   Picturing Nature, Understanding Conservation: Hotspots Revisited
4 p.m., Charles L. Brown Science & Engineering Library, Clark Hall • Speakers: Thomas Brooks, Michael Hoffmann, John Lamoreux, & Piotr Naskrecki • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Office of the Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies, U.Va. Library • Information: 924-7200.

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U.Va.’s Minimum Hourly Pay Rate Jumps to $9.37

Medical Center makes changes to its Compensation System

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