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Two men prepare for life after drug court

Two men prepare for life after drug court

The confident strut, the dark khakis and the blue tie do little to hide the smile Devin Schneider is proudly sporting this morning. His swagger is unfazed by the metal detector. It is an important day for him, a day he said he’ll remember for a long time. He is drug-free and has been for a whole year.

Prof explains why sad children learn better

Prof explains why sad children learn better

Happiness doesn’t always conquer everything. UVA psychology professor Vikram Jaswal and colleagues at the University of Plymouth in England studied children there and found that happy children don’t perform as well as sad children. With the help of video clips from The Lion King and The Jungle Book and the music of Mozart and Mahler, […]

Gas prices drive contractors to new ideas

Gas prices drive contractors to new ideas

It’s a by now familiar sentiment: “We are definitely on a strict budget with gas.” But the person saying it is not a stressed mini-van mom trying to double up on trips to the pool and Kroger this summer. Those are instead the words of Ted Horn, executive vice president of Martin Horn Inc., the […]

GI bill an expected boon

GI bill an expected boon

In the late 1960s, UVA’s Dean of Admissions John Blackburn received veteran benefits to attend college. He enrolled at Western Maryland College and, with the help of the government, graduated from there and continued to graduate school. Blackburn, like many other veterans, took advantage of the GI bill, a 1944 mandate that was designed to […]