UVA Anthropology Professor Richard Handler is heading up a new Global Studies Major to equip students to deal with future global health, economics, security and justice and sustainability.
Articles by Charles Fishburne
Virginia State Police say three people have been killed in a head-on collision on the Eastern Shore. The accident occurred Saturday evening shortly after eight, when police say a van crossed over the center line of US Route 13 near Keller in Accomack County and hit a car. The driver and two of the five passengers died at the scene. A 13-year old boy was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. Two girls, eight and nine, receiverd minor injuires.
NASA is reviewing data from a rocket launch that tested a new payload deployment method for suborbital rockets. From Virginia’s space port at Wallops island, NASA says a Black Brant IX rocket was launched just before dawn yesterday to test a new deployment method using small rocket motors to eject sub-payloads from the rocket’s main payload.
The testing including releasing vapor traces in space that were visible in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. NASA is now reviewing the data on the rockets performance.
Rescue teams discovered the body of a missing Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot in remote mountains near Deerfield Valley, Virginia. Investigators finally reached the crash site yesterday afternoon after navigating along logging roads, fire trails and forest roads in the rocky and wooded George Washington National Forest.
The Brookings Institution says a record number of foreign students came to this country last year, enriching both the economy and our mutual global perspective.
Next month is suicide prevention month, and even before the tragic Ft. Lee incident this week, McGuire Veterans Hospital had scheduled two events for veterans and their families in an outreach program to help prevent it.
International automotive supplier Continental is planning to invest about 150 million dollars in its Newport News plant and create 500 jobs. The jobs will pay an average of 50,000 per and expand existing plant operations to include turbochargers, along with increased production of gasoline high pressure injector, fuel rail and pump assembly lines.
Triple A says almost one million Virginians will be traveling during the Labor Day weekend that begins tomorrow. Triple A says it is the highest number traveling since the recession.
Gasoline prices are down about 4% from this time last year. Airfare and hotel costs are up slightly, rental fees flat, and while Virginians may spend a bit more, they will be using credit cards to do it.
State Police promise an increased presence.
The College of William and Mary says it will begin a 27 million dollar renovation of its 89 year old Zable Stadium. Franklin D. Roosevelt was president when the stadium was built and has basically remained unchanged ever since.
But beginning early next year, renovations are set to begin that will include a new upper deck, suites and pressbox, widening aisles, adding additional restrooms and concession facilities, upgrading the sound system, and creating a new entrance and ticket booth. The number of permanent seats will increase, though capacity will remain the same at 12,259.