June 16, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 11
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Fireworks: The start of a new Reunions traditon
U.Va.'s 'Grand Experiment' begins
Thinking of becoming a doctor?
Research yields effective therapy for battling cocaine addiction
Faculty actions
Letting students lead
Curry students present ideas for closing the minority achievement gap
Engineering wins innovation grant
Don Jones retires
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind discusses 'improvising' in the war on terror
Upstart Americans establish international credentials through the 'Style of Power' at the U.Va. Library
IM-Rec keeps U.Va. fit

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The Start of a New Reunions Traditions
reunions fireworks
A June 3 fireworks display high above the Rotunda provided an exciting flourish to Reunions Weekend, June 2-4. more

U.Va.’s ‘Grand Experiment’ begins
Nation watches as the restructuring of America’s public higher education system starts July 1 in Virginia

What some have called “a grand experiment” begins July 1, when unprecedented management agreements offering the highest degree of autonomy possible from state oversight go into effect between the commonwealth of Virginia and three Virginia public institutions: the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech and the College of William & Mary. Full story.

Thinking of becoming a doctor?
U.Va. now offers Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program for ‘Career Changers'

On June 13 classes started for U.Va.’s new Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, an intensive yearlong program designed to enable “career changers” to complete all of the science prerequisites necessary to gain entrance to medical school. A combination of characteristics make the program unique in Virginia or at any major university in the South, according to William Fornadel, the program’s director. Full story.


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