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Dec. 20, 2004
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U.Va. Extends Early Decision Offers to 985 Applicants

U.Va. studentsFOR 985 EARLY DECISION applicants, the mailbox recently held a present of sorts. Last month, U.Va. officially offered the applicants a spot in the Class of 2009 — 42.5 percent of those who applied this year, in comparison to last year’s 39.3 percent. Under early admission, applicants receive early action on their applications in exchange for a pledge to attend U.Va. if they are accepted. Out-of-state applicants made up 33.1 percent of the pool; minority groups or those who declined to specify their ethnicity accounted for 24.2 percent. The deadline to apply for the regular admission process is Jan. 2. Full story.

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The University Relations staff would like to share with Top News Daily readers stories of particular interest from throughout 2004.

outer space
Adjusting Biological Clocks for Travel in Outer Space

The new year was met with two new goals for the space program — to return to the moon by 2020 and land on Mars by 2030. Human biology, however, is not designed for space travel. U.Va. researchers, including biology professor Michael Menaker, started examining ways to help the human body adapt to extended stays in space. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Ran 2/6/04
Patient Simulator Debuts at Nursing Open House

He’s nobody’s dummy. He’s SimMan, a learning tool introduced at U.Va.’s School of Nursing the first part of the year. The high-tech mannequin debuted during the Nursing School’s open house, where he wowed visitors with his sophisticated capabilities, including lifelike breathing, verbal communications and sudden illnesses. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Ran 2/10/04

Wynn LeiLei Nyane
Making a Difference in the Lives of Refugees

Once a Burmese refugee, Wynn LeiLei Nyane has spent the last five years in America. Though Nyane is not sure of her place in the world, she is sure of one thing: Burmese refugees detained in refugee camps must be helped, especially the children. Nyane decided to pursue that challenge after her graduation from U.Va. in May. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Ran 5/14/04


Letter to the Editor of Business Week — Dec. 6, 2004
Letter to the Editor of The Virginian-Pilot — Nov. 27, 2004


U.Va. Releases Statements Regarding Sexual Assault Policy
Actor Sean Patrick Thomas in Campaign to Promote Access UVa
BOV, Casteen Give Full Commitment to Diversity Report

Web Calendar   Lifeline: Movement and Time in Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
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Men’s Basketball:  
Loyola-Marymount Game Sold Out

Nine Cavaliers Honored at Football Banquet

Men’s Soccer:
Virginia’s Matt Oliver & Hunter Freeman Named 2004 NSCAA/adidas All-Americans

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