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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.

Touring Virginia Virtually: Google Partners with Encyclopedia Virginia

Monday, June 8, 2015 | Robert Hull

Google has been collaborating with Encyclopedia Virginia, an online project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, to provide online tours of Virginia historical sites – much to the delight of Virginia’s teachers.

Va. Legislature Awards Researchers $1M to Assess Kindergarten Readiness

Monday, June 8, 2015 | Audrey Breen

The researchers at the Curry School of Education are developing a suite of assessment’s to gauge children’s readiness for kindergarten and guide teachers in their lesson plans.

Center for Politics Receives Two Emmy Nominations, First for a MOOC

Monday, June 1, 2015 | Kyle Kondik

Nominated are “Bombs Away: LBJ, Goldwater and the 1964 Campaign that Changed it All” for Best Historical Documentary, and lessons from Larry J. Sabato’s MOOC, “The Kennedy Half Century,” for Best Instructional Programming.

Alumna is Reducing Poverty, One Loan at a Time

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Mary Summers Whittle, | Caroline Newman

Seventeen years ago, a young Karissa Nanetta witnessed the combustible despair of poverty as riots raged outside her home in Jakarta, Indonesia during the 1998 Asian financial crisis. Now Nanetta, a 2011 graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, is working to remedy the economic disparity that fueled those terrifying nights.

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