March 3 - 16, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 4
Back Issues
Arras and Fuentes win SCHEV award
Kaine to speak at finals

U.Va. tapped for innovative bioengineering partnership

Semester at Sea: Gies selected as U.Va.'s first academic dean
What wives want: Study finds commitment to marriage, emotional engagement key to wives' happiness
Darden's India program
Passing the baton: French now assists international community with immigration affairs
Last ball in U-Hall
Loncke's research helps people overcome speech problems
Poet Giovanni headlines Hues Conference
Acclaimed authors to discuss suffering

D'earth, Free Bridge Quintet jazz up orchestra

Geraldine Ferraro to speak
Ted Kennedy Keynote Speaker
Peace Corps to honor U.Va., volunteers March 15
'Edge of Empire' wins Duff Cooper Prize


Poet Giovanni headlines HUES Conference

Nikki Giovanni
WHEN: March 18, 11:30 a.m.
WHERE: Newcomb Hall

Poet Nikki Giovanni will give the keynote public talk at the annual HUES Black Women’s Leadership Conference, which aims to empower black women and strengthen the community of black women at U.Va., in Charlottesville and the surrounding areas. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Center.

Giovanni, a University Distinguished Professor at Virginia Tech, has written 12 collections of poetry including “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems,” which received the American Library Association’s Black Caucus Award for Non-fiction. Giovanni’s accolades include having been named Woman of the Year by Ebony Magazine, Mademoiselle Magazine and Ladies Home Journal; receiving the Governor’s Award for the Arts from both Tennessee and Virginia; serving as a poetry panel judge for the National Book Awards; and winning the NAACP Image Award for Literature in 1998, 2000 and 2003.



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