Education

Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions
4:01 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Virginia Western Community College Dedicates New Building

Virginia Western Community College celebrated the newest building on campus Wednesday, a center for students of science and health professions.

Governor Bob McDonnell joined Virginia Western President Robert Sandel, Virginia Tech President Charles Steger, University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan and Glenn DuBois, chancellor of Virginia’s community college system, to dedicate Virginia Western’s Horace G. and Ann H. Fralin Center for Science and Health Professions.

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Anti-Terrorism Project
7:23 am
Fri October 18, 2013

UVA Student Project Gains International Attention

Credit www.virginia.edu

College students hand in millions of papers each year, and most end up in the trash, but a University of Virginia undergraduate was surprised and honored when her 26-page paper was given to hundreds of experts on counter-terrorism.

                   
Rachel Schwartz is a junior at the University of Virginia - a double major in biology and foreign affairs, so it was no surprise that she found the subject of chemical weapons interesting.

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What Would TJ Think?
12:41 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Meditation on the Lawn: UVA Contemplative Sciences Center

UVA/ Sanjay Suchak

There was a surprising event at the University of Virginia this week. About 500 people gathered to hear from one of the world’s great spiritual leaders and one of the nation’s new media moguls.

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Latino Education
7:14 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Latino Population Striving for a Better Education

Virginia's Latino population is growing rapidly as it is in the rest of the nation. But some believe that while there’s a lot of talk of building a better future through education, there’s very little action that translates into real results-especially for the Latino community.

That’s why some of the most influential educators and business leaders have gathered in Richmond for a two-day “Hispanic Workforce through Higher Education” Conference. . .

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Education
4:47 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

The "Teacher Cabinet" Holds its Inaugural Meeting

Nearly three dozen educators from all regions of the Commonwealth convened in Richmond today for a meeting of a new state “Teacher Cabinet.”  The panel was established by Governor McDonnell to strategize and make recommendations for education reforms.  The Governor plans to incorporate their ideas into an agenda for the next General Assembly session.

The teachers represent a wide spectrum of grades and specialties and were eager to advise the Governor about a real-world perspective. McDonnell called them excellent, experienced educators.

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