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The University of Virginia is beginning its new academic year with a new iPhone app. The free program, called the 'The Good Ol' App," offers 22 subapps. You can look up sports scores, search for library books, browse for courses and access the student directory. It will even let you listen to fight songs and cheers.

But the feature UVA is boasting most about allows users wandering around the campus to pull up information about any building they pass. When viewing Newcomb Hall, for instance, they have the option of pinpointing the building on a map and learning about its history and design. The University says it hopes to launch versions to run on other platforms as well.

Rebecca Blatt reports...

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