Department: University Digest

Saving the Life of a Dummy

Saving the Life of a Dummy

How medical students learn to deal with trauma

The UVA School of Medicine employs sophisticated simulations to train third-year medical students for trauma scenarios.

Summer 2007

Wind Chill?

Wind Chill?

UVA environmental scientist swept up in wind power controversy

Rick Webb finds himself in the paradoxical position of opposing both fossil fuels and wind as energy sources for electricity production.

Summer 2007

Research Party

Research Party

More students are pursuing knowledge outside the lecture hall

Spring 2007

Shadows of the Past

Shadows of the Past

South Lawn to include memorial to African-American community

See how the South Lawn Project memorializes an African-American community.

Spring 2007

Lessons in Democracy

Lessons in Democracy

Summit draws teens from around the world

The International Youth Democracy Summit gives students the opportunity to engage with the American tradition of democracy.

Winter 2006

Open to Anomalies

Open to Anomalies

UVA professor leads one of the oddest scientific societies around

The Society for Scientific Exploration provides a forum for discussion of theories that mainstream scientific journals refuse to touch—from dowsing to UFOs.

Winter 2006

Ready or Not

Ready or Not

Third-year student takes on homeland security

Emily Hesaltine addresses flaws in the Department of Homeland Security's emergency preparedness website with a site of her own.

Winter 2006

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