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June 14, 2006
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Richard Kent
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Traffic Fatalities of Seniors Expected to Rise as Baby Boomers Age, Study Shows
AN ELDERY DRIVER, sober and wearing a seat belt, pulls into the path of an oncoming vehicle during daylight hours. Though a collision of moderate severity, the driver dies several days later. Oftentimes pre-existing health issues are related to the death. This is the typical scenario of elderly driver fatalities and one that will become more prevalent in the years ahead, as America’s 75 million baby boomers age, grow more frail and continue to drive, according to a study co-authored by Richard Kent (left), assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. Full story.

In James Landers’ world, small is fast. And fast is critical in the sphere of DNA analysis. Landers, a University of Virginia chemistry professor, has reduced an entire laboratory for DNA analysis to a chip the size of a common everyday microscope slide. “With a lab-on-a-chip, it takes just 30 minutes to do the work it would take three technicians and three instruments to complete in a week,” said Landers, who hopes his research will one day increase the speed at which doctors can diagnose illnesses. Full story.

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Favorites, Classics and New Discoveries Set the Stage for Heritage Repertory Theatre’s New Season

This summer, travel to a gorgeous Parisian park, an exotic island, a breathtaking seaside Italian villa and the coldest backwoods of Minnesota, all without leaving Charlottesville. The University of Virginia’s Heritage Repertory Theatre will officially kick off its 31st season with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s all-time classic “South Pacific,” (left) to be presented in Culbreth Theatre beginning June 22. And for the first time, Heritage will offer the season’s five productions, each with a defined run, rather than the repertory style of the past. Full story.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
U.Va. Celebrates 177th Final Exercises, May 20-21
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   Manta Wiru (Beautiful Land) Paintings from Amata
On exhibit through Sept. 23, 400 Worrell Dr., Peter Jefferson Place • Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection • Information: 244-0234.

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