July 14, 2006
Vol. 36, Issue 13
Back Issues
Jefferson honored on July 4
Darden-Curry program nets $5M grant
Salut! French House celebrates 20 years
Giving back to U.Va.
Women and philanthropy
Upward Bound program gives teens a route to college
Community invited to tour JPJ Arena
Exploring Southern Africa

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An American in Paris:
Jefferson Honored on July 4

A delegation from the University — including President John T. Casteen III and Rector Thomas F. Farrell — along with friends, students and alumni who live in Paris, Belgium, Holland and England, attended the unveiling and dedication of a statue of Thomas Jefferson in Paris on the Fourth of July. Full story.

Darden-Curry program nets $5M grant

On June 28, the Wallace Foundation awarded a grant of $5 million for up to five years to the University of Virginia to have its Curry School of Education and Darden School of Business jointly create an unmatched training opportunity for senior teams of state and district education leaders. The program, which begins this summer, will be presented by U.Va.’s Darden-Curry Partnership for Leaders in Education. Full story.

Salut! French House celebrates 20 years

As the first and oldest language house at U.Va., the French House has gone from being a novel undertaking, considered by some a maverick experiment, to being firmly woven into the quilt of University traditions. Full story.


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