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Jan. 9, 2006
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Rachael Beaton  
A Galaxy Not  So Far Away: U.Va.’s Rachael Beaton Explores the Realm of the Milky Way, Past and Future

BY ALL OUTWARD APPEARANCES, our galaxy, the Milky Way, may seem reliably stable. In fact, the universe is in constant flux, according to U.Va. student Rachael Beaton, who says that, because the timescale for change beyond the orbits in our solar system is so long, it appears that very little occurs in one lifetime. But even the largest structures are constantly evolving. Beaton is part of a research team at the University that is studying Andromeda, the nearest spiral to ours, in hope of unlocking the mysteries of the Milky Way’s “wild past” and unpredictable future. Full story.

Mark Your Calendar: Teaching Workshop to be Held Next Week

Pep up your courses by attending the annual January Teaching Workshop, sponsored by U.Va.’s Teaching Resource Center. The spring semester is just around the corner, and this workshop emphasizes the basics of teaching while exploring new boundaries. Analyzing teaching issues with your colleagues provides a constructive way to get energized. The workshop will be held on Jan. 17 in Ruffner Hall. To reserve a complimentary lunch, pre-register online before Jan. 12 at 5 p.m. Visit the center’s Web site for a schedule of sessions and to access the complete program.

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The Presidential Recordings of LBJ

Since 1998, U.Va.’s Miller Center of Public Affairs has invested in the Presidential Recordings Program, one of its core research programs on the American presidency and national decisionmaking. The program’s objective is to make the formerly secret White House recordings accessible to students, scholars, teachers and the general public. Take a peek into the White House and gain a first-hand glimpse of the Johnson White House, along with recordings from Presidents Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Nixon, available on the Miller Center’s Web site. Full story.

Virginia: The University of Virginia Alumni News

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   Flowerdew Hundred: Unearthing Virginia’s History
On exhibit all day through Dec. 31, Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library • Information: 924-6040.

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Women’s Golf:
Six Cavaliers Play in Harder Hall Invite

Women’s Basketball:
Virginia Improves to 11-1 with a 64-56 Win at Marquette

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Virginia Drops 78-68 Decision to Western Kentucky

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