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Board Endorses Emergency Department Expansion, Move to Private Patient Rooms

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 | Eric Swensen

U.Va.’s Medical Center Operating Board on Tuesday endorsed a plan to expand the Emergency Department and construct a new bed tower, which will allow nearly all of the hospital’s patient rooms to become private.

Change Your Perspective: Alternative Spring Break Takes Students Across New Borders

Monday, March 23, 2015 | Erik Duda, | Lauren Jones

Designed to function as a service-oriented alternative to the standard college break experience, Alternative Spring Break takes students to locations ranging from the Amazonian rainforests to the Shenandoah Valley.

Student, Biomedical Professor Earn Casteen Awards for Diversity Efforts

Friday, March 20, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Ashley Blackwell, an advocate for low-income students and local residents, and Joel Hockensmith, an associate professor in the School of Medicine, demonstrated substantial leadership and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Calling All U.Va. Sports Fans: Student ‘March Madness Raffle’ Offers Wahoo Treasures

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Lauren Jones

Students in the McIntire School of Commerce are launching the “March Madness Auction” to support The Haven, a local homeless day shelter. Up for bid: memorabilia from U.Va.’s basketball, baseball, lacrosse and football teams and U.Va. experience tours.

First ‘Caregiver Hack’ Shines High-Tech Light on Caring for Elderly Loved Ones

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 | Christine Phelan Kueter

A U.Va. team will compete with teams from six other Virginia schools to come up with a new app to make life easier for those caring for elderly loved ones.

More Than Two Dozen U.Va. Students Chosen to Attend Clinton Global Conference

Monday, March 9, 2015 | Lauren Jones

Organizers selected the students for the quality of their ideas to address global challenges across five focus areas: education, environment and climate change, peace and human rights, poverty alleviation, and public health.

Arras, Bioethics Commission: U.S. Must Respond to Global Health Outbreaks

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

What has the recent outbreak of Ebola taught us? U.Va.’s John D. Arras and the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues tell us in a report to the U.S. president.

First QuestBridge Scholars Excel on Grounds, Are Poised to Graduate

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 | Ashley Patterson

This May, the first class of eight QuestBridge scholars will graduate, adding to the accomplishments of these high-achieving students who have excelled at U.Va.

Once a Volunteer, Tim Freilich Takes the Helm as Madison House’s Director

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Tim Freilich reflects on his undergraduate experience with Madison House and how it influenced his journey, plus his vision for Madison House into the future.

Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign Nets Record-Breaking Online Gifts

Friday, February 20, 2015 | Matt Charles

Once again, U.Va. employees led the way in giving to the statewide charity drive, donating nearly $1 million to a variety of local and statewide non-profit organizations.

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