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Jan. 5, 2006
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Louis Auchincloss  
Louis Auchincloss ’41: Career as White-Glove Writer Perseveres For Retired White-Shoe Lawyer

LIKE A FINE WINE, novelist Louis Auchincloss finds his writing getting better with age. But the pen wasn’t always fluid for Auchincloss, who, after having his first novel rejected, decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a lawyer. Although the U.Va. law school alumnus is now retired from practice, the 87-year-old continues to supply a loyal following with a stream of novels and short story collections. In fact, he sent his latest novel to his publisher in July. Aging is often unkind, but it appears to give Auchincloss even more energy. Full story.

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Management Team for John Paul Jones Arena Announces New Hires

Two new key managers have joined the SMG management team poised to open U.Va.’s new John Paul Jones Arena in July, according to Larry Wilson, general manager of the arena. As director of marketing, Elizabeth Flynn oversees the planning and implementation of the arena’s marketing campagin for the facility and all events including group sales, sponsorships, advertising, direct mail, promotions and publicity. Scott Cornwell, director of operations, directs all aspects of the operation of the building including engineering, grounds and technical services. Full story.

John Paul Jones Arena

Nikki Patterson
Program Helps Women Seeking Nontraditional Employment

Nikki R. Patterson (above) knew early on that she was mechanically inclined, starting with helping her father work on cars. Today, Patterson is one of three female U.Va. employees who have defied the cultural stereotype that electrical and plumbing trades are “man’s work.” Patterson learned her trade as a certified electrician through U.Va.’s Apprentice Program, which combines on-the-job training and classroom work. Now, among other duties, Patterson tests and maintains 37 generators the University has ready in case of an electrical outage. Full story.

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Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
Letter to the Editor of The Daily Progress — 11/27/2005
Cavalier Daily Correction — 10/10/2005
Cavalier Daily Correction — 10/05/2005
U.Va. Becomes Academic Sponsor for Semester at Sea
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
U.Va. President John T. Casteen III Announces the Appointment of James L. Hilton as New Head of IT
Web Calendar   Community Scholar Program Spring Registration
Through Feb. 3, all day Mon.-Fri., Zehmer Hall, 104 Midmont Lane • Sponsored by U.Va.’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies • Information: 982-4789.

Inside UVA
is the University’s Faculty and Staff Newsletter.
Published every other Friday by the Office of University Relations.

Governor Proposes Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges

Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Medicine

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Late Field Goal Gives Virginia 34-31 Win in Music City Bowl

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Virginia Rolls to a 79-63 Victory over Middle Tennessee

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Virginia Downs Hartford, 71-62

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