Summer 2007

Summer 2007
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Scientists analyze the near-death experience

For the past 30 years, UVA psychiatrist Bruce Greyson has tried to reach a scientific understanding of the phenomenon known as the near-death experience.

Sounding Off

Sounding Off

The Virginia Center for Computer Music is Making Noise

A small outfit with a big reputation, this UVA program dispels the notion that computer music is nothing but monotonous bleeps and bloops.

The Accidental Altruist

The Accidental Altruist

Why Conor Grennan started an orphanage

He meant to take a year's vacation from his stressful job, but instead he found a new mission in the streets of Katmandu.

Promises Kept

Promises Kept

Wounded Army veteran battles back

After two tours of combat and a suicide bomber's attack that left him badly injured, Dan Glanz is walking the Lawn this spring.

University Digest

Wind Chill?

Wind Chill?

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

Saving the Life of a Dummy

Saving the Life of a Dummy

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

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The Queen

The Queen

Mrs. Alfred E. Walker, "the Queen," shaped social life at the University for 35 years.