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Archive for September, 2010

Viruses That Target Bacteria
September 25th, 2010 - (0 Comments)

They are everywhere you look — in the soil, in the ocean, in your backyard.  Bacteriophages.  They’re viruses that infect bacteria, and they could one day be used to fight off drug-resistant strains of bacteria like tuberculosis.   Mark Forsyth, Margaret Saha, and Kurt Williamson (College of William and Mary) lead a group of students into the field […]

Monticello’s Jewish Hero
September 11th, 2010 - (0 Comments)

Commodore Uriah Phillips Levy, the first Jewish American to reach that rank in the United States Navy, is an unsung hero of American history.  According to Melvin Urofsky (Virginia Commonwealth University), not only was Levy instrumental in the Navy, he also rescued Monticello, the Thomas Jefferson estate, from ruin.  Also featured: David Metzger (Old Dominion […]

The Controversy Over International Adoptions
September 4th, 2010 - (3 Comments)

Inter-country adoptions gone awry have a way of capturing headlines.  A missionary group lands in jail after trying to remove children from Haiti.  An American woman puts her seven year-old adopted son on a one-way flight back to Moscow.  Karen Rotabi (Virginia Commonwealth University) has studied this issue in Guatemala and beyond for decades and […]