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University of Virginia Board approves tuition rates for 2014-15

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The University of Virginia Board of Visitors approved undergraduate tuition rates for the 2014-15 academic year. The board’s vote bolsters ongoing efforts to improve faculty and staff compensation, fuels initiatives of the University’s strategic plan and covers state-mandated increases in U.Va.’s contribution to the Virginia Retirement System. “Our efforts focus on strategic initiatives that further strengthen one of the country’s ... Read More »

University of Virginia- Wise set to inaugurate Donna Henry as its eighth chancellor

Donna Henry

BY KATHY STILL The University of Virginia‘s College at Wise will inaugurate Donna Price Henry as its eighth chancellor in the David J. Prior Convocation Center. The inauguration offers the U.Va.-Wise community the opportunity to come together to honor the past and to plan for the future. “Minds on Opportunity. Hearts on Service” has been the theme of inaugural activities, ... Read More »

University of Virginia fares well in U.S. News’ Graduate and Professional Rankings

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The University of Virginia is perhaps best known for the quality of its undergraduate student experience, but the U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of graduate and professional programs underscores U.Va.’s qualities in those areas as well. The School of Law (rated No. 8 overall), Darden School of Business (No. 11), Curry School of Education (No. 22), School of ... Read More »

New $10 million endowment to Advance Data Science Institute

Jaffray Woodriff

The University of Virginia announced the commitment of a $10 million gift that establishes an endowment to support its new Data Science Institute. The institute advances the University’s aspiration to meet growing national needs in the complex and rapidly expanding field of data analytics, storage, security and ethics. U.Va. founded the center in 2013 and it represents one of 15 ... Read More »

Rice University slips from Princeton Review’s Top 10 Best Value list

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In the on-again, off-again saga of area colleges and rankings, Rice University has again slipped from Princeton Review’s Top 10 Best Value Colleges for 2014. The list, released Jan. 28, includes 150 higher education institutions, 75 public and 75 private. Only the top 10 in each category are ranked. No Texas school is included among the top 10, either public ... Read More »

Universities weigh funding options

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As public universities grapple with budget cuts, privatization — schools gaining more autonomy in exchange for turning down some state funding — is becoming a more viable alternative. But a proposal released this month by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, a public university advocacy group, aims to combat the process by attracting state money with a federal ... Read More »

University of Virginia study using ALMA telescope reveals supernova dust factory

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Galaxies can be remarkably dusty places, and supernovas are thought to be a primary source of that dust, especially in the early universe. Direct evidence of a supernova’s dust-making capabilities, however, has been slim and cannot account for the copious amount of dust detected in young, distant galaxies. Striking new observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope in Chile ... Read More »

University researchers study link between diabetes, lifestyle changes

Diabetes

A group of researchers from a slew of different departments within the University of Virginia are conducting a type 2 diabetes study investigating whether lifestyle changes can be more effective at treating the disease than the medication. The program — Glycemic Load, Exercise and Blood Glucose — differs from other studies in that it focuses on four main principles: safety, ... Read More »

Playboy magazine has ranked the top US ‘party’ universities

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Playboy magazine has ranked the University of Virginia, America’s oldest public university, as the top “party school” in the country. The university founded by President Thomas Jefferson in 1819 beat 100 other colleges nationwide for the top honours, NBC reported. Runner-up was the University of Southern California, followed by the University of Florida. Rankings were based on scores in three ... Read More »

More universities agree to offer free online courses

By Catherine Groux 12 universities across the U.S. announced that they have formed a partnership with Coursera, a year-old company that offers hosting services for massively open online courses (MOOCs). According to Coursera’s blog, these schools include the University of Virginia, Johns Hopkins University, Duke University and the California Institute of Technology. With its original partner schools, including Princeton and ... Read More »

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