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July 26, 2006
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Ice Sheets Drive Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Levels, Inverting Ice-Age Theory, New U.Va. Study Shows

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA envirionmental scientist William Ruddiman provides a novel explanation for the rhythms of the ice ages in a paper just published online in the journal Climate of the Past. Ruddiman has found that, during certain cycles, ice sheets control atmospheric carbon dioxide and drive feedbacks that amplify ice growth and melting. He says his carbon dioxide feedback hypothesis explains why the strongest cycles of ice response are not in correspondence with orbital cycles. Full story.

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Nationally, the interest in philanthropy among women is on the rise. At the University of Virginia, women have become significant volunteers in the institution’s development effort and many have the financial clout to make significant gifts. The U.Va. Women in Leadership & Philanthropy program is designed to cultivate ties with alumnae, parents and friends through education, opportunities for leadership and giving strategies. “We are reaching out to women to let them know that their opinions and efforts, as well as their gifts, are very important to the University,” said Robert Sweeney, senior vice president for development and public affairs at U.Va. Full story.

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For the past six years, thousands of people have flocked to the Virginia-Kentucky Fairgrounds in Wise, Virginia in July — not for the county fair, but for free health care. This weekend, dozens of physicians, nurses, lab technicians, pharmacists, emergency medical technicians and other employees of the University of Virginia Health System will provide free medical services to an estimated 3,500 people from Southwest Virginia and neighboring states — many whom do not have health insurance — as part of the 7th annual Remote Area Medical Clinic. Full story.

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C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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   Contemporary Collage
On exhibit through Aug. 27, U.Va. Art Museum • Tues.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. • Free and open to the public.

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Spotlights Engineering School achievements.
A monthly electronic publication of the U.Va. Engineering School.

Car Crashes Are More Deadly for Seniors; Traffic Fatalities Expected to Rise as Baby Boomers Age

Students Develop Software Solutions For Medical Problems

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Track & Field:
Andrew Dumm Named to National All-Academic Team by USTFCCCA

Men’s Golf:
Sargent Shoots 74 to Start Virginia Open

Women’s Golf:
Wigger Ousted in Close Match at North and South

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