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Truman taps student

Gilmore appoits three to BOV
Music department gets approval for doctoral program
Environmentally speaking

Judge, U.S. senator to receive Jefferson awards

Arata shares experiences as Fulbright in India
Fulbright fellow catches C-ville fever
Virginia Festival of the Book
After Hours - Esau's stories pick up where Jane Austen's left off
Sabbatical fellowships offered
Hot Links - summer session
Link between diabetes and heart disease being studied
Planning the community's future
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
The Paul Dresher Ensemble—fresh
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Truman taps student

Aubrey L. Gilbert, a third-year degree candidate from Charleston, S.C., has been chosen as one of 61 Truman Scholars for 2000. The scholars, selected from 599 nominated juniors nationwide, receive $30,000 scholarships toward completing their undergraduate education and two or three years of graduate study.

Gilbert, a champion of environmental causes, has been active in teaching and mentoring local students in science. She is completing two undergraduate theses, one in biology and another in a self-designed interdisciplinary field spanning anthropology, philosophy, English, biochemistry and environmental science.

Truman Scholars are selected on the basis of leadership potential, intellectual ability and the likelihood of "making a difference." Congress established the Truman Scholarship Foundation in 1975 to honor the nation's 33rd president.


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