Apr 302007
 

In this week’s episode, Ken White shares the latest Darden news and introduces Dean Bruner’s First Coffee remarks on the tragedy at Virginia Tech last week.

Apr 302007
 

(From the U.Va Law School website)

Members of the Cowan Fellows Human Rights Study Project, who traveled to India earlier this year to conduct research on human rights issues, presented their findings and experiences.

Apr 302007
 

First-year law student Karin Agness, who spoke at a Miller Center of Public Affairs Forum April 18, is the founder and national president of the Network of enlightened Women (NeW), the nation’s premier organization for conservative university women.

Apr 292007
 

The brain can change itself. It’s a plastic living organ that can actually change its own structure and function, even into old age. The new science of neuroplasticity promises to overthrow the centuries old notion that the adult brain is fixed and unchanging. Neuroplasticity not only gives hope to those with mental limitations or incurable diseases, and expands our understanding of the healthy brain and the resilience of human nature.

Dr. Norman Doidge joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his new book, The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science. He’s a psychiatrist an psychoanalyst on the faculty of Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytical Training and Research in New York, and the University of Toronto’s Department of Psychiatry.

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Apr 292007
 

The Field School This week on WNRN’s Sunday Morning Wake-Up Call with Rick Moore, Todd Barnett of the Field School of Charlottesville speaks about his all-boys middle school scheduled to open this fall. Callers discuss the benefits and disadvantages of single-sex education for boys, and how the Field School will attempt to cater to boys’ unique needs. Barnett also talks about the difficulties in starting up a school from scratch: the financial needs, attracting teachers, and recruiting students.

The Field School will hold an information session at the Village School on May 19th at 2:00 PM.

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Apr 292007
 

Charlottesville City Councilor Kevin Lynch joins Coy Barefoot to talk about city politics and issues. On the agenda: the decline of “community policing” due to terrorism preparation, his recent vote against the city budget, replacement parkland for the Meadowcreek Parkway, his disapproval of a ward system of electing councilors, and his reasons for not seeking re-election this year. Coy also asks Lynch to talk about his disappointments and proudest achievements of his seven years on the council.

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Apr 292007
 

Professor Jim Ryan U.Va Law School Professor Jim Ryan gave the annual Charge to the Class April 24 in Caplin Pavilion to students who will be graduating this spring.

Apr 282007
 

Ian Stewart, University of Warwick Hidden in the heart of the theory of relativity, quantum mechanics, string theory, and modern cosmology lies one concept – symmetry. Symmetry has been a key idea for artists and musicians for centuries, but within mathematics it remained until very recently an arcane pursuit. In the 20th century, however, symmetry emerged as central to the most fundamental ideas in physics and cosmology.Ian Stewart is professor of mathematics at the University of Warwick and director of the Mathematics Awareness Center. He’s written many books on the subject, including From Here to Infinity, Does God Play Dice?, the Problems of Mathematics, and Letters to a Young Mathematician. His new book is Why Beauty is Truth, A History of Symmetry.

Stewart joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his work, and how he got started as a mathematician. He also offers recommendations to parents on how to get their children interested in math and science.

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Apr 282007
 

Donovan Webster is a journalist who regularly freelances for National Geographic and Smithsonian, and the former editor of Outside Living. He’s also the author of the Burma Road, Aftermath: The Remnants of War, and Babylon by Bus. Webster joins Coy Barefoot on WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now to discuss his career, his life in Charlottesville, and the legacy of David Halberstam.

Apr 272007
 

In this episode, Ken White interviews Kellogg Leliveld, assistant director of business development with the Darden Career Development Center. Leliveld discusses the upcoming recruiters conference, “Hiring the Manager of Tomorrow,” hosted by the CDC next month in New York City. This week’s BusinessCast marks Darden‘s 100th podcast.