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Scholars Wrestle With Remembering Slavery at State’s Colleges and Universities

Thursday, July 23, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

A consortium of scholars from Virginia colleges and universities met last week to discuss collaborative research and ways to present the historical relationship between slavery and the institutions.

i.Lab Startup Helps MBAs Find Their Perfect Match

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 | Katie McNally

Darden graduates Sarah Rumbaugh and Zach Mayo are playing matchmaker to their fellow MBAs. Their new job recruiting platform, RelishMBA, helps business school students find success by treating their job search like a prolonged courtship.

U.Va. Computer Scientists Reach Finals of $4M Cybersecurity Competition

Monday, July 13, 2015 | Matt Kelly

A quartet of U.Va. computer scientists are part of a team developing an automatic defense against cyber attacks, part of a multi-year DARPA competition that will culminate in a dramatic showdown among the finalists in August 2016.

Experts: Overhydration Potentially Deadly for Athletes

Thursday, July 9, 2015 | Eric Swensen

According to U.Va. Dr. Mitchell Rosner, who chaired an international panel that came up with new guidelines for hydrating athletes, it is possible for athletes to drink too much water – and it can have serious consequences.

An Earthquake History: Finding Faults in Virginia

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 | Katie McNally

The latest edition of the Cooper Center’s Virginia News Letter explains plans for more accurate fault line mapping in Virginia and strategies for better emergency preparedness in the wake of the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck in 2011.

Feminist Mathematician Promotes Gender Equality by the Numbers

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Katie McNally

Research and policy analyst Annie Rorem believes that solid mathematical proof is the best way to promote social justice, and she wants more lawmakers to see the solutions hidden behind the statistics.

New Technology Ushers in Era of Precision Medicine at U.Va.

Monday, June 29, 2015 | Josh Barney

New laboratory technology that gives doctors the power to examine patients’ DNA quickly and effectively represents “a big step forward for the institution and the patients who come here,” director of the lab Dr. Mani S. Mahadevan said.

Promising African Millennials Begin Prestigious White House Fellowship at U.Va.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The young women and men were hand-picked by the State Department to become Mandela Washington Fellows, a program designed to support the continent’s next wave of leaders.

Q&A: Greg Godbout on Leading a Tech Revolution in the Federal Government

Thursday, June 11, 2015 | Caroline Newman

Greg Godbout, a master’s candidate at U.Va. and the new chief technology officer of the EPA, is leading a federal tech transformation after successfully launching an in-house innovation hub that feels more Bay Area than Beltway.

Recent Grads Return to High School to Lead Next Generation Toward College

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 | Matt Kelly

The University of Virginia’s College Advising Corps members assist students throughout the state in considering and pursuing their higher education options.

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