May 24-June 6, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 19
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Use values of liberal education, Gov. Warner advises graduates
African schools here to plan consortium
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Elmaleh’s watercolors on exhibit
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New Supervisor Orientation Program
U.Va. women encourage leadership

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Use values of liberal education, Gov. Warner advises graduates
Finals ’02
Photos by Jim Carpenter

By Lee Graves

Gov. Mark R. Warner urged members of U.Va.’s Class of 2002 to use the values of a liberal education to navigate in a world of rapid change and increasing uncertainty.

“Today, more people in more parts of the world live in freedom than ever before. But the fundamental values of civilized society – liberal democracy, free expression and economic opportunity – are under assault everywhere, as we all know after 9-11 in America.”

Warner, whose wife, Lisa Collis, is a 1977 graduate of U.Va., was the guest speaker at Sunday’s 173rd Final Exercises, which drew more than 30,000 people to the Lawn and satellite locations. He also advised graduates to resist distilling complex issues into sound bites, to honor tradition without being bound to it and to remember the foundation of values laid by the University. Full story.

U.Va. President John T. Casteen III (left) and Virginia Gov. Mark Warner process down the Lawn at Finals May 19 behind Grand Marshal Charles Tolbert.

African schools here to plan consortium

Staff Report

Top officials from four universities in southern Africa will visit U.Va. May 27-29
to talk about forming a consortium with far-reaching implications in education, research, health care and public policy.

The consortium would expand relationships with U.Va. built over the past 25 years and would encourage collaborative work in environmental sciences, long-distance learning, international studies and HIV prevention.

Brazao Mazula, vice chancellor of the University of Eduardo Mondlane in Mozambique; G.M. Nkondo, vice chancellor of the University of Venda in South Africa; Sharon Siverts, vice chancellor of the University of Botswana; and Luis G. Nongxa, deputy vice chancellor of the University of the Witswatersrand, also in South Africa, will meet with U.Va. President John T. Casteen III during their visit. Full story.


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