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Nursing Student Aims to Improve Clinicians’ Care, Efficiency by Boosting Resilience

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | Christine Phelan Kueter

With a grant from the Boston-based Lown Institute, third-year nursing student Jane Muir will implement a resilience program for nursing and medical students with the goal of enhancing compassion, clinical abilities and efficiency.

A ‘Serial’ Addiction: Hit Podcast Features Legal Footwork of U.Va.’s Innocence Project

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 | Eric Williamson

U.Va. law students have taken on the real-life case of Adnan Syed, a Baltimore man convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 1999. The weekly Internet-distributed production tracks his story, as the students probe the strength of the case against him.

Students Make a Difference for Youth in First Semester of New Major

Sunday, November 30, 2014 | Audrey Breen

The pioneering students who enrolled in the Curry School’s new Youth and Social Innovation major rolled up their sleeves and went right to work improving a local youth mentoring program.

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 “Match.com 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.

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