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U.Va. Law Clinic Brings ‘True Threats’ Facebook Case to Supreme Court

Monday, November 24, 2014 | Mary Wood

At issue is whether a Pennsylvania man’s comments on social media constitute a “true threat” that lies outside free speech protections.

A No-Snip Solution: Pet Contraception Idea Wins 2014 U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup

Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Lauren Jones, | Ashley Patterson

Now in its sixth year, the annual business plan competition brought together nine teams across Grounds and from U.Va-Wise to vie for a $20,000 grand prize to jumpstart their own ventures.

‘Room of Errors’ Challenges Health Care Providers to Hone Teamwork Skills

Sunday, November 23, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

Ten clinicians stride into a hospital room and immediately begin to examine the scene.

An IV bin is bursting with syringes. Unclamped oxygen sensors hang idly on the bed. And bloodied gauze, an open vial of antibiotics and a poorly placed toileting chair expose this patient – a computerized high-fidelity “Sim Man” in the University of Virginia School of Nursing’s Clinical Simulation Learning Center – to a multitude of hazards.

Students to Compete for $40,000 in Revamped U.Va. Entrepreneurship Cup

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The annual business plan competition was organized by themes this year instead of schools, allowing teams to collaborate across Grounds. Among the finalist ideas: a non-surgical male contraceptive for male dogs and cats, and a “ for sports.”

First-Year U.Va. Seminar Probes Shifting Identity of ‘Whiteness’ in America

Monday, November 17, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

In her first-year seminar, “Whiteness: A Racial Category,” Jalane Schmidt aims to show how whiteness, not just blackness, has been a shifting category and has served to exclude or include certain ethnic groups or races in different times and places.

U.Va. Researcher Aims to Improve Gifted Education for Urban, Rural Students

Monday, November 10, 2014 | Audrey Breen

Gifted education has long been a staple for middle- and upper-class students living in suburban America. Curry School of Education professor Carolyn Callahan is working to ensure that students in rural and urban schools receive similar opportunities.

James Salter: Writing a Novel Is Like Cutting a Path Through the Jungle

Friday, November 7, 2014 | Anne E. Bromley

U.Va.’s first Kapnick Distinguished Writer in Residence is an outdoorsman and a former fighter pilot, but envisions his typical reader as a woman. In a Q&A, James Salter talks about his writing process, his time at U.Va. and why he doesn’t write film scripts any more.

Up-Close Learning, From a Distance: U.Va., Swedish Nursing Students Compare Notes

Monday, November 3, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

“There are many health issues in the world that we all share, and by collaborating, we expand on our shared understanding – and solutions,” said nursing professor Elizabeth Friberg, who leads the Internet encounters.

U.Va. Students Become Sound Journalists in New Radio Production Course

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 | Lauren Jones

Taught by the associate producer of a public radio show, the new U.Va production course teaches students the basics of radio journalism. Their final projects will air on WTJU, the University’s own community station.

Former Diplomat: Fighting Climate Change Requires More Than Just Policy

Thursday, October 23, 2014 | Bruce A. Vlk

Fighting climate change will require governments working in concert with other major stakeholders such as banks, investors and companies, said Carlos Pascual.