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The University of Virginia Medical Center received over one million dollars for research funding from the organization last year alone.
Tickets sold out last December to an all-day Civil War 150 Signature Conference April 18 that brought 13 historians to the University of Virginia to discuss the end of the war.
The University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors is turning its attention to extending President Teresa Sullivan’s contract following a tumultuous academic year. The board had extended Sullivan’s current contract by a year in 2012, five months after a failed attempt by some members to oust her. The contract runs through July 31, 2016.
University of Virginia Associate Dean Nicole Eramo recently ended her silence thanks to her open letter to the founder of Rolling Stone. We don’t know yet if Eramo will sue Rolling Stone, but she has hired an attorney with hints there will be more on that in the days to come. To win a standard libel case, a plaintiff must prove damages. Washington-based attorney Jeffrey Scott Shapiro says there’s another option. It’s called libel per se.
Commonwealth Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam held a meeting with student leaders Wednesday to discuss problems on Grounds which included sexual assault, the recent violent arrest by ABC officers, the state drinking age and the new affordable excellence model.
In times of crisis, countless University of Virginia students have turned to Associate Dean Nicole Eramo. From her campus office in Peabody Hall, Eramo counsels young adults — mostly women — in the aftermath of what is in most cases the darkest moment of their lives: deciding what to do after they have been sexually assaulted. In her first public remarks about the Rolling Stone account since it was published online six months ago, Eramo on Wednesday assailed the magazine for its “false and grossly misleading” portrayal of her efforts to help students in need. “Using me as the personification of a heartless administration, the Rolling Stone article attacked my life’s work,” Eramo wrote in a letter to Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, which The Washington Post obtained Wednesday morning.
A photo illustration packaged with Rolling Stone’s debunked University of Virginia gang rape expose raises ethical questions beyond the magazine’s shattered reporting, experts said Wednesday. The illustration depicts UVa Associate Dean of Students Nicole Eramo in what appears to be an office, with a lamp in the right frame, a student with her head in her hand in the foreground and protesters holding signs seen through a window in the background.
Photographer Ed Roseberry showed photos of Charlottesville from the 1940's through the 1980's at an event at C'ville Coffee Wednesday night. Ninety-year-old Roseberry began taking photos of the city as a University of Virginia student after returning from World War II. Roseberry's camera captured the Downtown Mall when it was still a two-way street, UVA fraternity parties in the 40's, and famous visitors like Queen Elizabeth and Chuck Berry.
The U.S. Department of Education has recognized five Virginia schools for promoting energy efficiency and environmental awareness. The schools were among dozens nationwide recognized by the Green Ribbon Schools Program on Wednesday. The Virginia schools are Coles Elementary School in Manassas; Crozet Elementary School in Crozet; Bassett High School in Bassett; the Steward School in Richmond; and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The university also received the Postsecondary Sustainability Award.
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan has been elected by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as a member of its 2015 class.
As the Supreme Court heads into its end-of-term heavy season, with gay marriage and Obamacare on the docket, scholars at Dartmouth and the University of Virginia have collaborated on computer-driven research showing that the justices' opinions are growing "more long-winded and grumpier."
About 800 University of Virginia staff members have less than two months to decide whether to take an incentivized retirement package. The university announced the package Tuesday offering nine months’ salary and a $9,000 health care subsidy to any qualified employee 55 or older who has logged at least 20 years of uninterrupted employment with the state.
The University of Virginia unveiled its new Early Retirement Incentive Program, which will allow some of its employees to retire early. The university says ERIP will help secure financial support for longtime employees in the UVA Academic Division and College at Wise who want to get out of the working world now.
A new panel is tasked with studying law enforcement technologies and making recommendations for the state. The 31 member sub-panel of the Secure Commonwealth Panel will first look at the use of body cameras. The group will explore the balance between privacy and public safety. The panel includes Wendell Fuller, the president of the 100 Black Men Group and Aryn Frazier, the incoming president of the University of Virginia Black Student Alliance. Fuller and Frazier join public safety, law enforcement and other state officials on the panel.
Nurses and nursing students at the University of Virginia say their jobs are not easy, but a few have found a unique way to cope with the emotional and physical hardships they face every day. For 13 years, the UVA School of Nursing has incorporated journal writing into the student curriculum. Each year, the school holds a competition for all categories of entries. Each nursing undergraduate or graduate student submitted a poem or narrative from their personal journals that expressed how they experienced and dealt with a patient who touched their hearts. This year's writing competition was organized by the the UVA school of Nursing's Compassionate Care Initiative and the four finalists are Callie Bateman, Melissa Behl, Melissa Morgan and Harriet Vincent.