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Major Issues in America's Health

6/5/10 - As part of Reunions Weekend 2010, major experts in health care presented important issues. The panel included Francis Collins (Col '70), William Corr (Col '70), Steve DeKosky, and Marge Sidebottom.
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The University: Past, Present and Future

6/5/10 - Moderated by Larry Sabato, this panel featured University luminaries including John Casteen III (Col '65), Leonard Sandridge (Grad '74), Tim Garson and Robert Sweeney.
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More than the Score: Sabato's Crystal Ball

10/10/09 - On October 10, 2009, Professor Larry Sabato brought his political prowess and knowledge to a full house at Alumni Hall to once again peer into his famed Crystal Ball. In 2008, Sabato's Center for Politics correctly predicted over 95% of the Senate and House races and came within one electoral vote of the actual result of the Presidential contest!
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A Generation Looks Back at Brown in New Book

2/27/09 - A new book edited by a pair of Law School professors explores the profound impact the Brown v. Board of Education decision had on the generation that grew up during the struggle against segregation.
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Experts Debate Success of Digital Millennium Copyright Act

2/26/09 - The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, now more than 10 years old, has been both a blessing and a curse to users and producers of technology and media, according to panelists who spoke Friday at a Virginia Journal of Law and Technology symposium. Included in the Law School event panel were Siva Vaidhyanathan, an associate professor of media studies at the University of Virginia, Law School associate professor Dotan Oliar, and Ann Chaitovitz, the executive director of the Future of Music Coalition.
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No One Factor Can Cause, Cure Economic Crisis, Experts Explain

2/26/09 - The current economic crisis is not without precedent, but the notion that deregulation was the sole cause doesn
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Education Expert Gives U.Va. Ridley Lecture on Today's Education Challenges and Opportunities

2/23/09 - Margaret Beale Spencer, the Marshall Field IV Professor of Urban Education at the University of Chicago, gave the fourth annual Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture at the University of Virginia on Feb. 23rd. Spencer is a developmental psychologist and professor in the Department of Comparative Human Development at the University of Chicago. She leads the Penn-Chicago W.E.B. DuBois Collective Research Institute, which engages in partnerships with racially, economically and ethnically diverse communities that have been traditionally underrepresented and under-resourced. Her talk was entitled "The 1954 Brown Decision and Contemporary Education Challenges and Opportunities," and was presented in the Rotunda Dome Room.
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Infrastructure

2/21/09 - America's infrastructure is in grave disrepair. Analysts have determined that one-third of the nation's roads are in poor or mediocre condition, and the Federal Highway Administration recently estimated that one out of every four bridges is either structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Every infrastructure sector, from rail, air and seaways, to water supply, sewage and irrigation, to energy pipelines and the electric grid, are in need of significant capital. The Miller Center of Public Affairs hosted a panel to discuss infrastructure on February 21, 2009.
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