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Jan. 17, 2006
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Two U.Va. Graduates Win George J. Mitchell Scholarship

Aaron Kurman, Margaret BrennanTWO U.VA. GRADUATES, Aaron M. Kurman (Class of 2005) and Margaret M. Brennan (Class of 2002), are among the 12 national recipients of the 2006-2007 George J. Mitchell Scholarship. The award recognizes outstanding young Americans who exhibit the highest standards of academic excellence, leadership and community service. Kurman, who majored in political and social thought and economics, with a minor in religious studies, will pursue a master’s degree in peace and conflict studies at the University of Ulster, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Brennan, who majored in foreign affairs and the Middle East, with a minor in Arabic, will be working on a master’s degree in arts and politics at University College Dublin. Full story.

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Kiplinger Magazine Ranks U.Va. Third Among Best Values in Public Colleges

Academic excellence can be acquired without an exorbitant price tag. In this month’s issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, U.Va. ranks third among the top 100 values in public colleges. U.Va. also ranks second in the cost to in-state students once financial aid is applied. This reflects the impact of the University’s AccessUVa program, which guarantees to meet 100 percent of demonstrated need for all admitted undergraduate students. Full story.

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New Pro Bono Project Provides Additional Support For Victims of Domestic Violence

An estimated one in four women will be a victim of domestic abuse during her lifetime. The Legal Aid Project is a new pro bono project under the auspices of U.Va.’s student-run Domestic Violence Project that specifically focuses on the civil law needs of domestic violence victims. “It’s important to give domestic violence victims all the help we can so they don’t return to a bad relationship,” said third-year U.Va. law student and project organizer Cristi Head. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/14/2006
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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
Gov. Warner Announces Proposal for Major Spending on Research at Virginia Colleges
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Women’s Basketball:
Cavs Upset No. 18/23 Virginia Tech, 78-59

Al Groh Names Mike London Defensive Coordinator

Men’s Tennis:
No. 1 Virginia Opens Season Tuesday at No. 9 Pepperdine

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Cavaliers Rally to Beat Hokies, 54-49

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