Virginia Tourism Campaign
3:43 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Showing the Love for Old School Virginia

The Virginia Tourism Corporation has taken a small investment and not only won a national award, but turned it into what could potentially be a HUGE boost to the state—especially the most economically distressed communities. 

The Best Advertising Mercury Award from U.S. Travel was awarded for the Commonwealth’s unique "Old School Virginia" campaign.

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UVA School of Nursing Research for Rape Cases
4:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Forensic Dye Research

Forensic Dye
Credit University of Virginia School of Nursing

When a woman reports a rape, she is given a forensic evidence exam--known informally, as a rape kit. 

But the rape kits used by hospitals all over the country are using a technique that puts women with dark skin at a disadvantage.  


 

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"Aims of Education" Event
4:00 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Gandhi's Grandson Speaks at Virginia Tech

Arun Gandhi, grandson of the legendary spiritual leader, Mahatma Gandhi, will speak about his grandfather’s views on education and their relevance today, at Virginia Tech on Sunday evening. 

Arun Gandhi was born in 1934 in Durban, Apartheid era, South Africa.  The fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohatma Ghandi, he came to the U.S. in 1987 to research and study racism in America and founded the Institute for Nonviolence at the University of Rochester in 1991.

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Opponents Protest with Petition
4:50 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Confederate Flag to Fly over Richmond Interstate

A Confederate history organization says it still has plans to erect its battle flag along I-95 next month despite criticism from plenty of Virginians, including the state NAACP. 

But a spokesman for "Virginia Flaggers" says the group is not doing anything wrong.

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Originally from Milwaukee, Hilary Stohs-Krause has called Lincoln, Nebraska home for the last several years. She's a multimedia reporter and producer for NET News (Nebraska NPR/PBS), focusing on minority communities, women's issues and rural life.

Sadie Babits is Boise State Public Radio’s news director. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in public radio from hosting shows to reporting and editing.  Sadie got her start in public radio at BSPR as a student reporter while attending Boise State University. She became the station’s first news director years later.  She feels honored to lead the state’s premier public radio newsroom and to work with a talented team.

Virginia Tech Research
5:15 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sensor Equipped Construction Helmet Can Detect Carbon Monoxide

Researchers at Virginia Tech have come up with a plan for a new kind of helmet for construction workers that can monitor their exposure to carbon monoxide and warn them before it becomes dangerous. 

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning kills hundreds of Americans each year and sends thousands more to the hospital.  Construction workers face an especially high risk because they often work in enclosed spaces where exhaust from gasoline-powered hand tools can build up fast. 

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SCC & FOIA
4:38 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Sunshine Laws

A special panel of the Freedom of Information Advisory Council has declined to endorse legislation to require the State Corporation Commission to comply with many provisions of Virginia’s open-government laws. 

The Rights and Remedies subcommittee took up the issue at the request of a Fairfax Delegate who believes that many of the SCC’s activities are too shielded from the public. 

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Language Academy at W&L
2:00 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

No English Allowed!

Credit Washington & Lee University

For some kids, this summer was all about relaxing and having fun,  but  for 165 students from Virginia high schools, it was a time for some hard mental work. 

They  gave up their cell phones, laptops and iPads to take  part in the annual Language Academy at Washington and Lee – hearing and speaking only French, Spanish or German and – through that language – learning one more language.  

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