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April 19, 2006
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Dr. Jerry Nadler  
University of Virginia Health System Researchers Discover Treatment that Reverses Type 1 Diabetes

RESEARCHERS AT THE University of Virginia Health System have found that a combination of treatments using lisofylline and exendin-4 effectively reversed the course of newly acquired Type 1 diabetes in mice, a finding that may one day prove to be monumental in reversing Type 1 diabetes in humans. “This finding is very exciting because it one day may provide an opportunity to restore insulin-producing cells in people with Type 1 diabetes without the need for toxic anti-rejection medications,” said Dr. Jerry Nadler (left), chief of U.Va.’s Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. Full story.

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Tickets Go on Sale Saturday for Dave Matthews Band Performances at JPJ Arena

Tickets for Dave Matthews Band, the grand opening event for the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena, will go on sale to the general public on Saturday at 10 a.m. Tickets for both shows, scheduled for Sept. 22-23, will be $55 for all reserved seating. Tickets may be purchased online, by phone at 1-888-JPJ-TIXS (1-888-575-8497) or by visiting Plan 9 outlets. There is a two-ticket-per-person limit for each performance. The shows will also feature supporting act Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Charlottesville will be the final stop on the Dave Matthews Band 2006 summer tour. Members of the community can sign up now for special “Keeping Up with the Joneses” email alerts that allows subscribers to review upcoming events and notifies them when tickets go on sale.

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University's Mock Trial Team Wins National Championship

The University of Virginia’s Mock Trial team defeated two-time defending national champion UCLA and Harvard University to win the 22nd annual Collegiate Mock Trial National Championship Tournament, held April 7-9 in Des Moines, Iowa. U.Va. won the Gettysburg Regional Tournament in February, earning a bid to compete at this year’s National Championship. At the nationals, U.Va. took first-place honors in its division, beating UCLA in order to compete for the title. In the championship round, six U.Va. students — above from left to right: Daniel Young, Jamar Walker, Samantha Bateman, Benjamin Sachs, Mostafa Abdelkarim and Sean Hamidi — defeated Harvard to become the 2006 National Champion. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
Web Calendar   What Women Really Want: How American Women are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class and Religious Lines to Chance the Way We Live
6:30 p.m., U.Va. Bookstore • Speaker: Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners, Kellyanne Conway, The Pollling Co. • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Center for Politics.

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South Lawn Gets Green Light

Guaranteed Admission Program Created

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Ballard Earns ACC Weekly and Louisville Slugger National Honors

Men’s Tennis:
Cavaliers Head to ACC Tournament as the No. 2 seed

Women’s Tennis:
Virginia Receives No. 6 Seed for ACC Tournament

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