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24 Start-Up Teams Set to Put Their Ideas to the Test

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Katie McNally

The 2015 i.Lab Incubator session begins Wednesday with a 10-week intensive entrepreneurship accelerator. Two dozen emerging start-up teams from across the University and local community will test their business concepts.

U.Va.’s Innocence Project Clinic Helps Change State Law on Suppressed Evidence

Friday, May 22, 2015 | Eric Williamson

Thanks to the efforts of the Innocence Project at the U.Va. School of Law and a group of alumni, state courts must consider illegally suppressed, exculpatory evidence, no matter when it is uncovered.

New Grant Supports New Grad’s Love of Public Health Work in South Africa

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Jane Kelly

The University’s new program is placing outstanding, underrepresented minorities at public health sites in South Africa and St. Kitts and Nevis for eight weeks this summer, including Maya Wright, who graduated from U.Va. this weekend.

U.Va. Law Clinic Racks Up Another Supreme Court Victory

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Mary Wood

In “a clear victory for the little guy,” the court ruled that felons who are no longer able to possess firearms may legally sell their guns.

In the Driver’s Seat: U.Va. and State Police Partner to Prevent Car Hacking

Monday, May 18, 2015 | Katie McNally

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced U.Va. and the Virginia State Police will join a working group of government agencies and private firms tasked with identifying cyber attack vulnerabilities before they turn deadly.

Researchers Aim to Sneak Some Science Into Elementary School Reading Lessons

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 | Audrey Breen

As mandated literacy instruction increasingly crowds science education out of the elementary school classroom, U.Va. education researchers are seeking to fold some authentic science experiences back in.

Electrician and Handyman Extraordinaire Wins a Governor’s Award for Public Service

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Bucky Crickenberger is well-regarded for his technical skills, work ethic and customer service. Always willing to lend a hand, his colleagues call him “Mr. U.Va.”

Study: Threat Assessment Teams are Making a Positive Impact in Virginia Schools

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

In their first year of statewide implementation, the teams of school administrators and other staff have headed off 96 percent of the threatened behavior, according to a report from U.Va.’s Curry School of Education.

U.Va. Unites to Support Nepal With Fundraising, Weekend Vigil

Thursday, April 30, 2015 | Caroline Newman

The University community will gather for a weekend fundraiser and candlelight vigil to raise money for relief efforts and support Nepalese students after Saturday’s earthquake.

U.Va. Joins Five Other Virginia Universities With Coastal Science Charter

Monday, April 27, 2015 | Fariss Samarrai

U.Va. and five other major universities on Monday signed a charter with Virginia Sea Grant to cooperate on coastal research, outreach and education activities.

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