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U.Va. Economists Shine New Light on Effectiveness of Vocational Rehab Programs

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | H. Brevy Cannon

With the help of a new $2.5 million grant, a ‘quantum leap’ improvement in measurement is coming just as state legislatures are increasingly questioning the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation programs.

U.Va. Study Finds Breast Density Helps Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Including a measure of breast density makes any model for predicting an individual’s risk of developing breast cancer much more accurate, according to the study.

U.Va. Cell Biologist to Lead Microsoft Founder’s $100 Million Cell Science Institute

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

U.Va. professor and administrator Rick Horwitz, a master of the multidisciplinary team approach to solving scientific problems, will lead the institute, created and bankrolled by Microsoft founder Paul Allen.

Grant Boosts Efforts to Catalog Secrets Hidden in Old Library Books

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Marginalia, notes and other items hidden in the pages of pre-1923 books on Alderman library’s shelves will be preserved with a grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

Two U.Va. Faculty Members Named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors

Monday, December 15, 2014

Thomas C. Skalak and John C. Herr were both honored for their efforts to translate their research from basic science into products that benefit society at large.

U.Va. Research 23rd-Most Cited Scientific Paper … of All Time

Friday, December 12, 2014

The work describes groundbreaking software to analyze X-ray diffraction data to reveal the atomic architecture of molecules essential for life.

New Research Finds Academic Ability of New York Teachers Has Significantly Increased

Monday, December 8, 2014 | Leslie M. Booren

The gains “signal a resurgence of interest in teaching in public schools as a respected and worthy career and the rising status of the teaching profession,” according to one of the study’s authors.

U.Va. Study Finds E-Signatures Less Trusted Than Handwritten Signatures

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Lisa M.P. Munoz

It may be a lot easier to sign a document with a couple of keystrokes, but if you are concerned with your credibility, you might want to use paper and an old-fashioned ballpoint pen.

English Professor Juggles Teaching and Poetry Writing with Civil War Study

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

Stephen Cushman published a book on Civil War writers and a book of poetry on endangered species and parts of daily life.

U.Va. Study to Determine Best Drug to Stop Potentially Deadly Seizures

Monday, December 1, 2014 | Josh Barney

Researchers will seek to determine which of three second-choice drugs used to treat status epilepticus – a very severe, sometimes life-threatening seizure – is most effective.


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