Lakshmi Kopparam


University organizations host global health, gender-based violence discussion

UN Women, Women’s Health Virginia @ UVA and Student Global AIDS Campaign jointly hosted a talk on global health and gender-based violence Wednesday. Edward Strickler, program coordinator for the University's Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy, led students in a small group discussion setting by presenting issues, models and mock scenarios to illustrate pressing matters in the areas of domestic violence.

Charlottesville sees highest annual homicide rate since 2008

Last year, Charlottesville had four cases of homicide, resulting in five deaths — the highest number of annual homicides since 2008. City Police Captain Gary Pleasants said the statistic is anomalous and does not indicate any particular trend.

Albemarle County launches fire risk reduction project

The Albemarle County Fire and Rescue department announced Wednesday they will begin a new initiative known as Project RISK (Residential, Inspections, Smoke Alarms, Knowledge). Through the program, the county hopes to target a single problem — lack of smoke alarms — to bring down residential civilian fire casualties, which includes severe injuries and deaths.