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New & Noteworthy
March 2013

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Statewide Innovation Partnership with U.S. Department of Commerce 
The University of Virginia is participating in a new statewide network designed to accelerate innovation and economic growth. One of only seven multi-institution initiatives to win federal funding as part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s i6 Challenge in 2012, the Virginia Innovation Partnership will bring together...CONTINUE READING

Test for Whooping Cough Wins UVA E-Cup
A student team developing a diagnostic test that could play a key role in the fight against whooping cough claimed the top prize of $20,000 at this year’s University of Virginia Entrepreneurship CupThe next three top finishers at the E-Cup took home prizes of $10,000, $5,000 and $5,000, respectively, for business...CONTINUE READING

Open Table Discussions at OpenGrounds
Open Tables at the OpenGrounds Corner Studio provide opportunities to discuss questions posed by hosts on a wide range of topics. We are always looking for new hosts. Grab lunch on the corner and come join the conversation!  Recent topics: "Opening Sustainability: Discussions Across Disciplines," "Designing Online Learning Environments," "Technology Infused Teaching," and “Concept of the City.”

Telematic Opera, ‘Auksalaq,’ Makes Its World Premiere
The University of Virginia hosted part of the world premiere of “Auksalaq: A Telematic Opera,” an award-winning piece that uses networking technology to link performers and audiences around the world. The opera, by UVA associate music professor Matthew Burtner and...CONTINUE READING

Tick Bites Likely Cause Allergy to Red Meat
A team headed by Dr. Thomas Platts-Mills, UVA professor and former president of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, recently published findings that suggest that tick bites may cause allergic reactions to red meat…CONTINUE READING

UVA, NSF Partner on Nanosystems Engineering Research Center on Self-Powered Health Monitoring
The University of Virginia and three other universities are partnering on a national nanotechnology research effort to create self-powered devices to help people monitor their health and better understand how their environment affects it...CONTINUE READING

UVA, Vonage Award $25,000 in Prizes to Social MessagingCompetition Winners
The University of Virginia and Vonage, a leading provider of communications services connecting individuals through cloud-connected devices worldwide, announced the winners of the Future of Social Messaging Concept Competition...CONTINUE READING

UVA, Azure Worldwide Join Nature Conservancy on Texas Watershed Sim Game
The University of Virginia and Philippe Cousteau’s Azure Worldwide announced a collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to develop a large-scale computer simulation game based on an as-yet-undetermined major Texas watershed. The Texas Water Game will highlight water issues unique to Texas, including...CONTINUE READING

3rd Annual Presidential Research Poster Competition
The University of Virginia is now accepting submissions for the 2013 Presidential Research Poster Competition. UVA post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, and undergraduates are invited to submit their posters – highlighting research in high-impact and innovative growth areas – by March 18. Finalists will present their posters for judging...CONTINUE READING



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