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BOV Approves the Schematic Design of New Cancer Center

Clinical Cancer CenterTHE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’S new Clinical Cancer Center (rendering shown at left) is one step closer to becoming reality after the Board of Visitors’ Buildings and Grounds Committee approved the schematic design at a meeting on July 27. University architect David J. Neuman outlined details of the 118,000-square-foot facility, planned for the Jefferson Park Avenue and Lee Street intersection, that will incorporate several existing cancer clinics in one site; enhance the layout and amenities of the clinics; and allow for new therapeutic equipment. The center will also integrate several sustainable elements, including a roof garden that would support healing for patients. Full story.

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U.Va. Launches New, More Interactive Web Site for Office of Admission

Whether it’s a parent of a student interested in the University of Virginia’s financial aid program, AccessUVa, a high school senior wanting to apply for admission or a college admissions counselor, the University of Virginia Office of Admission’s enhanced Web site provides information custom tailored to various types of users. The new site also features Flash slideshow introductions to Grounds, and to Charlottesville and the surrounding region, as well as a “what you could be doing today” section with links to local events and activities. Another new feature, “Ask a Student,” puts prospective students in contact with current students who can answer questions about the U.Va. experience. Full story.

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Cooperative Biomedical Research Shows Amazing Potential

Brian Wamhoff (left) is an assistant professor of internal medicine in the Division of Cardiology who focuses on smooth muscle cells. Brett Blackman (right) is an assistant professor of biomedical engineering who studies endothelial cells. Collaborative research between the two University of Virginia faculty members earned both a Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant in 2005 that enabled the researchers to develop a novel, motor-driven device that allows for the co-culture of human endothelial and smooth muscle cells in an environment that exposes them to relevant blood flow forces. Specifically, it could lead to the creation of a cell-culture based diagnostic model for heart disease, the number one killer in the western world. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
 
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