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Jan. 27, 2004
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Finding Answers Raises New Questions: Human Biology Program Offers Perspective

SCIENTISTS TODAY know more about the human body than ever before — from how a body develops and sustains itself to some of the genetic and environmental factors that cause disease. With every scientific breakthrough comes potential controversy, such as in genetic cloning and stem cell research. U.Va.’s new Distinguished Majors Program in Human Biology is designed to provide its students — including Jessica Tarleton and Shep Nickel (left) — with an interdisciplinary perspective, exploring the intersection of scientific knowledge and social issues. Full story.

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First Lady of Virginia to Speak at U.Va. Next Month

The U.Va. Women’s Center will open its yearlong series on women and public policy in February with a talk by Lisa Collis, the First Lady of Virginia. Collis, a U.Va. alumna and wife of Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, has shown strong commitment to women’s and children’s issues, reflected in her public life. As a mother of three, she is an advocate for the prevention of child abuse and neglect in Virginia. Full story.

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Raising the Bar: African-American Affairs Office Offers Study Halls to Incoming Students

Sylvia TerryThe transition from high school to college can be an overwhelming experience, particularly for minority students. To help incoming students — first-years and transfers — ease into their new academic environment, U.Va.’s Office of African-American Affairs established a study hall and tutoring program. “The turnout has been great,” said Sylvia Terry, associate dean of the Office of African-American Affairs. Each session averages 20 to 40 students, she said. Full story.

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Darden School to Host First-of-its-Kind Ethics Initiative for Business Schools and CEOs
Three Virginia Universities Look to Redefine Their Relationships With the Commonwealth
State Legislators in Favor of Slow Growth for U.Va.
Student Activities   Study Abroad Fair
Every Tues., Wed. and Thurs. through Feb. 12 • Provides the opportunity for students to learn about a variety of study abroad alternatives • Times and locations.

President’s Report
Examines University’s Standing.
The 2002-03 edition of the annual publication is now available online.

Building on Our Legacy

Charting Courses

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Virginia's Will Durkee Wins 165-Pound Title At 2004 Cleveland State Open

Men’s Swimming & Diving:
Virginia Team Dominates UNC

Women’s Swimming & Diving:
Virginia Team Defeated by North Carolina

Women’s Basketball:
Virginia Falls at Clemson, 60-56

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