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Saving Green

Saving Green

Rethinking energy use

During the month of August, it cost $21,769.85 just to cool Newcomb Hall. The University is making eye-opening numbers like these available on its online “Building Dashboard,” which displays energy use in Newcomb Hall.

Winter 2009

Minding Manners

Minding Manners

Civility Project compiles rules using Washington’s model

Lack of respect and courtesy constitute a serious national problem, according to a study conducted in 2002, and most people interviewed saw the problem as getting worse.

Winter 2009

R&D in Brief

R&D in Brief

Less stress for medical students, tests for toddlers and the power of popularity among teens.

Fall 2009

Fighting Over Punch Lines

Fighting Over Punch Lines

Comedians’ feud fuels professors’ study

A feud between Joe Rogan and Carlos Mencia spurred two law professors to examine intellectual property rights among comedians.

Fall 2009

New Deans

New Deans

Kim Tanzer is the new dean of the UVA School of Architecture and Harry Harding is the first dean of the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy.

Fall 2009

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Science, Fashion and Rock ’n’ Roll

Medical dean featured in GQ magazine

Medical School dean Steven T. DeKosky is a “Rock Star of Science,” according to the June issue of GQ magazine.

Fall 2009

Targeting Addiction

Targeting Addiction

One man’s quest on the path of discovery

Addiction is a disease that affects millions. Dr. Bankole Johnson is developing a pharmaceutical treatment for it.

Fall 2009

Required Reading: Deborah Johnson

Required Reading: Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson teaches applied ethics in the Department of Science, Technology and Society in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at UVA. She co-edited Technology and Society: Building Our Sociotechnical Future.

Summer 2009

Speak Up

Speak Up

Overcoming the fear of public speaking

Public speaking doesn't have to be scary. Judith Reagan's class helps you overcome your fears.

Summer 2009

Honors

Honors

Former U.S. Senator John Warner (Law ’53) was made honorary Knight Commander by Queen Elizabeth II on March 17.

Summer 2009

Dr. Nurse

Dr. Nurse

Child obesity research leads to landmark degree

Summer 2009

Into the Wild

Into the Wild

The call of the wild beckons in many ways

A passion for the outdoors inspires the lives of many alumni. Some explore it, some guide others through it, some teach about it and others work to protect it.

Spring 2009

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