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U.Va. Study: Cancer Diagnoses Will Rise as Population Ages

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

U.Va. researchers find that cancer diagnoses in Virginia will continue to grow over the next quarter-century, despite advances in prevention.

Vanessa Hurst Looks to Better the World Through Technology

Monday, April 20, 2015 | Katie McNally

The alumna and technology innovator founded the coding-for-social-good organization CodeMontage and has helped more than 35,000 women improve their computer programming skills with her group, Girl Develop It.

Law Student Will Help Homeless Youths in Los Angeles Through Fellowship

Friday, April 10, 2015 | Mary Wood

Andrew Chen has been awarded a prestigious, two-year Equal Justice Works Fellowship that will allow him to provide legal aid to homeless youths in Los Angeles. “A big goal of this project is to give kids a second chance,” he said.

U.Va. Engineering Professor Barry Johnson to Lead NSF Division

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Johnson, a member of the faculty for 31 years after earning bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees at U.Va., will lead the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships of the Directorate for Engineering.

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.