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Nov. 19, 2004
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Jordan Barr  
Sinking Carbon in the Swamp: U.Va. Grad Student Examines Ecosystem From Different Point of Vieqw

CONTRARY TO WHAT one may think, the adventures of an environmental scientist are not always a stroll in the park. Jordan Barr, a U.Va. graduate student in environmental sciences, can attest to that. Instead, picture working in hot, humid temperatures, surrounded by hundreds of mosquitoes — right in the middle of one of Florida’s mangrove swamps. In spring 2003, that’s what Barr and his colleagues did. They labored to erect a 30-meter tower, and thanks to their toil and sweat, researchers can now measure the role that mangroves play in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Full story.


U.Va. President Casteen Receives Most Prestigious Architecture Award

U.Va. President John T. Casteen III was awarded the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service on Nov. 16 in recognition of his endless contributions to the architecture of the University. The Virginia Society of American Institute of Architects’ most prestigious award honors an individual or an organization who has inspired, influenced or complemented the architecture professor in Virginia. Casteen’s accomplishments as president include the establishment of the Architect of the University and the creation of a master plan outlining extensive new projects while preserving historic structures. Full story.

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l-r: Joe Poon, Gary Shiflet, Vijayabarathi Ponnambalam
Discovery of New Metal Could Revolutionize Industry

Fate would have it that physicist Joe Poon (left) and materials scientist Gary Shiflet (center) cross paths. Nineteen years after their first meeting, the positive chemistry between the two scientists remains strong, and the collaboration they formed so long ago now includes other researchers in their areas, including Vijayabarathi Ponnambalam (right), a U.Va. materials physicist. Years of collaborative efforts by the research team have resulted in the discovery of a new material that could one day change the face of the steel industry. Full story.

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Correction/Daily Progress — Nov. 10, 2004
Actor Sean Patrick Thomas in Campaign to Promote Access UVa
BOV, Casteen Give Full Commitment to Diversity Report

Web Calendar   Memorial Service for Frank L. Hereford Jr.
Sat., 10 a.m., Old Cabell Hall • Open to the public • Info.: 924-3339.

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Two U.Va. Scientists Ranked Among World’s Top Young Innovators by MIT’s Magazine of Innovation

Patrick Martin Receives UNCF/Merck Award

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