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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Becker’s Hospital Review listed the U.Va. Medical Center among “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs” for the second year in a row. It is the only cancer program in Virginia to make the list.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 | Eric Williamson

Austin Sim will be the first student to take on the six-year dual-degree program, which sponsors predict will produce policymakers and leaders in the health care industry.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | Audrey Breen

This summer, three students currently enrolled in the program are fulfilling a summer internship requirement at organizations in Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Helsinki.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Clean air is hard to come by in China. Graduate psychology student Thomas Talhelm, already published in the journal Science for groundbreaking research, has created an inexpensive rival to $1,000 air purifiers, getting clean air to people who were previously priced out of the market.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lincoln Vernon Lewis, 85, formerly a professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and an adviser to the president’s office on equal opportunity and affirmative action matters, died July 26 after a battle with cancer.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

A sample of new titles from U.Va. creative writing alumni shows the wealth of talent coming out of the small but well-regarded program.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 | Josh Barney

In the future, a doctor could plug a patient’s symptoms into a computer and compare them against thousands of similar cases, leading to more accurate diagnoses and better treatments, according to U.Va. physician Dr. David J. Stone.

Monday, July 28, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

In the U.Va. Press book “Chasing Shadows,” Miller Center historian Ken Hughes details how and why Richard Nixon ordered a politically motivated break-in years before the better-known scandal that engulfed his presidency.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Northern Virginia’s relative wealth can obscure the realities faced by Virginians in other regions, according to the Demographics Research Group at U.Va.’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service.

Saturday, July 26, 2014 | Matt Kelly

Tin-coated iron shingles from the original University of Virginia Rotunda dome appear to have survived within the building’s walls following the 1895 blaze that heavily damaged the iconic structure.

Friday, July 25, 2014 | Josh Barney

Existing treatments for Clostridium difficile often leave room for relapse, but a new drug being developed at U.Va. appears to negate that problem.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Research interns at the University of Virginia presented their projects and celebrated each other’s summer-long work as the last weeks of their internships come to a close.

Thursday, July 24, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

Economist Steven Stern found that Region Ten, the only option for those who cannot afford private mental health care, faces at least twice as much demand as it is serving.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Meredith Gunter

Among U.S. hourly workers, who comprise 56 percent of the workforce, almost a third earn less than the $10.10 rate President Obama proposed as the federal minimum wage in his 2014 State of the Union address.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

The project “is breaking new ground in encouraging theologians and religion scholars to attend more intentionally to the everyday experiences of ordinary Christians,” an endowment official said.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

A pilot program at the U.Va. Medical Center keeps parents in touch with their babies, and their babies’ caregivers, when they can’t be at the bedside.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Lauren Gilbert

Students in the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership’s High School Leaders Program have been grappling with problems facing today’s policymakers. Hear what they offer as possible solutions to these problems on Friday.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | Erik Duda , | Rob Seal

She majored in studio art and minored in computer science at U.Va. Her first job was with U.Va.'s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, helping to digitally recreate ancient Rome. But her passion? Rock 'n' roll.

Monday, July 21, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley , | Mitchell Powers

About 700 first-year students learned about getting around Grounds and signing up for classes during one of eight orientation sessions offered before the start of the semester.

Friday, July 18, 2014 | Kyle Kondik

The Center for Politics will update its interactive maps weekly, showing which way its analysts believe races for the House, Senate and governorships are leaning and explaining the logic behind changes in ratings.

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