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Horwitz, Hunt, Wilson garner research awards, funding

Faculty researchers Rick Horwitz, Donald Hunt and Tom Wilson were selected to receive the University's 2010 Distinguished Scientist Awards for their respective contributions to the study of cell behavior, the detection of proteins and peptides and the psychology of self-knowledge. The Office of the Vice President for Research, which created the award, will deliver $10,000 to each recipient to support his research efforts.

Reduced funding delays some county transportation projects

Albemarle County's planned improvements to infrastructure may be delayed because of a loss of more than 90 percent of its funding from the Virginia Department of Transportation for the next fiscal year - a move that will effectively eliminate secondary road projects, according to county officials. The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors allocated $330,000 to the county's secondary roads fund last Wednesday - far lower than the $5.15 million allocated in 2004. "You can build about an eighth of a mile of sidewalk from that," Board of Supervisors Member Dennis Rooker said.

21st Century President

As the University has to expand even in the wake of dramatic cuts to state funds, the role of the school's president has expanded simultaneously.

City plans for slight budget reductions

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Statement regarding policies spurs action

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's statement that Virginia's public colleges and universities do not have the authority to expand their non-discrimination policies to include sexual orientation was answered by organized action and media attention last week. Cuccinelli sent a letter March 4 to the heads of Virginia's public colleges and universities advising them to prohibit the inclusion of "sexual orientation," "gender identity," "gender expression" and similar terms from their nondiscrimination policies without authorization from the General Assembly.

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