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Promising U.Va. Youth Development Researchers Win Major Research Support

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Noelle Hurd studies the mentoring relationships of economically disadvantaged African-American adolescents, while Joanna Lee Williams is probing diverse middle-school peer groups. Both were named Grant Foundation Scholars.
4/22/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Three U.Va. Researchers Win Hartwell Awards to Improve Children’s Health

The Hartwell Foundation has awarded three University of Virginia biomedical researchers with $100,000 each for three years.
4/18/2014 6:00 AM EDT

University of Virginia Astronomer Trinh Thuan Awarded French Legion of Honor

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France’s ambassador to the U.S. presented that nation’s highest decoration to University of Virginia astronomer and author Trinh Thuan, citing his “exemplary personal commitment to the promotion of scientific culture and the transatlantic...
4/17/2014 10:00 AM EDT

U.Va. Students Pursue the Pleasures of Multilingualism

Growing up in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nishat Jabin’s first language was Bengali. But one of her great pleasures was watching English-language cartoons. She ranks “Tom and Jerry,” “Hey Arnold!” and “Scooby-Doo” among her childhood favorites.
4/16/2014 9:20 AM EDT

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to Speak at U.Va. Final Exercises

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Ray Mabus, the U.S. Secretary of the Navy, will deliver the commencement address at the University of Virginia’s 185th Final Exercises on May 18. The former governor of Mississippi and ambassador to Saudi Arabia will speak on the Lawn following...
4/11/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Two with U.Va. Ties Among Three Finalists for Prestigious History Book Prize

A University of Virginia history professor and his colleague, who arrives on Grounds this month, are among the three finalists for one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, the $50,000 George Washington Book Prize, which...
3/18/2014 10:00 AM EDT

Racial Bias in Pain Perception Appears Among Children as Young as 7

A new University of Virginia psychology study has found that a sample of mostly white American children – as young as 7, and particularly by age 10 – report that black children feel less pain than white children.
2/28/2014 11:00 AM EST

‘Disabling Normalcy’ Symposium at U.Va. to Explore Issues Related to Disabilities

The field of disability studies aims to challenge attitudes about what is considered “normal” and increase public awareness about how society treats, portrays and accommodates the wide range of people with disabilities – which the United...
2/19/2014 11:00 AM EST

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Tipsheet: On Shakespeare’s 450th, U.Va. Faculty, Students Offer Views on the Bard

William Shakespeare is such a studied and celebrated writer that it might seem there could be nothing more to examine about his work. But scholars are still hard at it as Shakespeare’s 450th birthday approaches on April 23.
4/14/2014 8:00 AM EDT

Tip Sheet: University of Virginia Professor Can Comment on Ukraine Unrest; Reporters Invited to Feb. 21 Discussion on Topic

Hours after a truce was declared between Ukrainian government forces and opposition protesters on Wednesday, fighting broke out once again this morning in the streets around Kiev’s Independence Square. According to the latest news reports, at...
2/20/2014 1:00 PM EST

U.Va.’s John Mason Available for Comment on Nelson Mandela’s Impact

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12/5/2013 5:00 PM EST

U.Va. Tip Sheet UPDATED: The Situation in Syria

Should the U.S. pursue a military strike on Syria? Some believe Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime must be punished for its suspected use of chemical weapons Aug. 21 in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. Others feel that the U.S. is not the...
9/9/2013 3:20 PM EDT

U.Va. Tip Sheet: The Situation in Syria

Should the U.S. pursue a military strike on Syria? Some believe Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime must be punished for its suspected use of chemical weapons Aug. 21 in a rebel-held suburb of Damascus. Others feel that the U.S. is not the...
9/5/2013 3:00 PM EDT

U.Va.’s John Mason Available for Comment on Nelson Mandela’s Impact

For reporters and editors seeking authoritative commentary on South Africa.
6/25/2013 1:10 PM EDT

U.Va. Nursing Professor Developing Rape Kit Dye That Will Work for All Skin Colors

5/29/2013 4:30 PM EDT

Tipsheet: Why Is the U.S. Stock Market Performing So Well?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a record high Thursday. Is the surge odd given that the federal government’s forced spending cuts are now a reality? Is it due to other world markets not rebounding quickly? Will the drop in the market that has...
3/19/2013 12:05 PM EDT

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