With Good Reason

Aww Shucks… Oysters in Virginia
November 22nd, 2008 - (4 Comments)

In Virginia, oysters have influenced our history, our industry, our culture and, of course, our eating habits.  When Captain John Smith sailed into the Chesapeake Bay, he said oysters were so plentiful “they lay thick as stones.” By the 1980s, overharvesting, disease and pollution had reduced the number of oysters to just one percent of […]

Wii-habilitation
November 15th, 2008 - (1 Comments)

A Nintendo game is a hot new exercise video for seniors.  Nancy King visits with some “Wii Bowlers” and recreation therapists Susan Lynch and Cathy Roy (Longwood University). Meanwhile, researchers are creating virtual-reality scenery and games to encourage therapy patients to extend their workouts on a treadmill.  Martha Walker’s team is seeing success with adults […]

Going Green and Staying in the Black
October 7th, 2008 - (0 Comments)

Batten Institute Director Mike Lenox (University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business) and internationally-renowned ethicist Ed Freeman (Batten Institute) engage in a lively discussion about the corporate world’s recent and increasing interest in sustainability. How, they ask, can businesses move beyond the “low-hanging fruit” of the green movement, taking major strides toward making service and […]