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New & Noteworthy
April 2013

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Latin American Initiative: INSPIREx-LA
The VPR initiative in Latin America, INSPIREx-LA, is focused upon developing both research partnerships and joint innovation initiatives with Latin American research institutions and industry, and is initially focused upon creating joint programs with Brazil. CONTINUE READING

DuPont CEO Ellen Kullman Discusses Market-Driven Science, Finding Sustainable Solutions to Global Challenges
Emphasizing the critical importance of tailoring advanced global technologies to meet the needs of distinct local markets, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman impressed upon an audience of UVA. students and faculty members the tremendous potential of science to help solve some of the most urgent challenges facing the world today. CONTINUE READING

Vonage Challenges Faculty to Probe the Concept of ‘Virality’
Working through UVA’s OpenGrounds, communications company Vonage pledges to fund several multidisciplinary research projects at $15,000 to $25,000 apiece. Faculty proposals are now being accepted. CONTINUE READING

Ivy Biomedical Innovation Fund Awards $200,000 to UVA Projects Benefiting Human Health
Researchers and clinicians throughout the University applied for funding in 2012. Finalists presented their projects to the Ivy Biomedical Innovation Review Board late last year, with awards made earlier this month. CONTINUE READING

Health Systems Doctors Develop App for HIV
Doctors at the University of Virginia Health System are developing an app to help people with HIV, and it could one day be used for other ailments as well. CONTINUE READING

Innovation Lab Expanding Across Grounds and Beyond
UVA’s Innovation Lab is expanding both its physical space and its institutional reach to become a hub for entrepreneurship and innovation education serving all 11 UVA schools and the local community beyond Grounds. CONTINUE READING

Architecture School Shows off ‘Sound Lounge’
A Sound Lounge at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture is creating rooms without walls. The new technology is wowing visitors and turning strangers into friends. CONTINUE READING

Nursing Program Gets $5M Jolt
University of Virginia officials will use a $5 million gift to double the size of a program that allows people with college degrees in other fields to get a master’s in nursing in two years. CONTINUE READING

UVA, Local Schools to Create First U.S. Lab for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
UVA’s Curry School of Education and School of Engineering and Applied Science are collaborating with local public schools to establish the first U.S. Laboratory School for Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, backed by a $300,000 grant from Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell. CONTINUE READING

Science as a Two-Way Street: New Program Brings Science to the Community
A new UVA. program called Science Straight Up offers a monthly “science café” designed to promote community conversations about timely scientific topics in a relaxed setting. CONTINUE READING



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