Feb. 17 - March 2, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 3
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Globalization 'Flat' world reshapes higher education
Harvey calls for courage, justice

$5 million pledged to cancer research

Safety, South Lawn spark BOV discussion
Faculty actions
Raising the bar
Turner tempers criticism with optimism in State of African-American Affairs address
Rasbury brings sound design to U.Va.
Johnston drives for excellence in constituent relations
U.Va. tests three new kiosks
Virginia Film Society kicks off spring season on Feb. 25

Jazz ensemble to perform with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel

'Truth and Beauty' Examines American consumerism and culture
'Chagas/A Hidden Affliction' to air on PBS
Cupid's helpers

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‘Flat’ world reshapes higher education

President George W. Bush’s recent State-of-the-Union appeal for increased federal support of math and science education echoed a call first heard in America in 1957, when the Soviet Union sent Sputnik I, the world’s first man-made satellite, into orbit. Sputnik touched off the space race and launched a thousand American fears about being edged out politically, militarily and technologically by its chief rival. Full story
Harvey calls for courage, justice
In his first major public presentation since becoming the University’s first-ever vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity, William B. Harvey told a standing-room-only audience at the Harrison Institute/Small Collections Library on Feb. 2 that actions taken to improve social justice on college campuses automatically improve society. Full story

$5 million pledged to cancer research
The Health System has received a $5 million gift from the Smithfield-Luter Foundation that will make a significant contribution to U.Va.’s effort to recruit an internationally recognized cancer prevention specialist and expand its cancer prevention research team. Full story

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