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Feb. 1, 2006
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Leigh Grossman  
U.Va. Named a Top Producer of Peace Corps Volunteers

FOR THE FOURTH consecutive year, the University of Virginia has ranked No. 1 among medium-size colleges and universities in the number of alumni who currently serve as Peace Corps volunteers. With 80 alumni currently overseas, U.Va. leads the pack for schools with between 5,000 and 15,000 undergraduates, and boasts the fifth highest total among all colleges and universities, regardless of size. “I believe that one of the reasons we do so well in recruiting volunteers,” said Leigh Grossman (left), U.Va.’s Vice Provost for International Affairs, “is because during their four years here, our students are so involved in community service.” Full story.

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Mark Your Calendar: ‘Stte of African-American Affairs’ Address Tomorrow

February is Black History Month and to celebrate, the University of Virginia’s Office of African-American Affairs has organized an array of events throughout the month that coincide with this year’s theme of “Preserving Our Past, Capturing Our Future.” The U.Va. and local communities are invited to attend tomorrow’s “State of the Office of African-American Affairs” address by Dr. M. Rick Turner, Dean of the Office of African-American Affairs. The talk, which begins at 7 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room, will focus on major issues, successes and challenges within the University’s African-American community.

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Faculty Recruitment Challenges, South Lawn Project Topped U.Va. Board of Visitors Agenda

Gertrude FraserToday’s national trends of increasing enrollment and retiring faculty are creating a great demand for new faculty of tomorrow. Now more than ever, the University of Virginia will need to promote faculty job satisfaction and loyalty, said Gertrude Fraser (left), U.Va. vice provost for faculty advancement, at the Board of Visitors meeting on Jan. 20. On the topic of faculty diversity goals, Fraser acknowledged that, although U.Va. “has a lot of work to do to catch up,” hiring rates from the past year show that U.Va. is “doing something right.” South Lawn conceptual sketches, housing rate increases, the creation of a diversity operations council, increased SWAM spending, a judiciary database, and updates on J-term, construction and the Capital Campaign rounded out the board’s agenda. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
School of Nursing Gets $5 Million for Education Building
Ivy Foundation Gives $45 Million to Support Medical Research at U.Va.
Web Calendar   Focusing “Down Low;” Sexual Behavior and Identity
12:30 p.m., Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium • Speaker: Dr. David J. Malebranche, Emory Univ. • Part of Medical Center Hour • Information: 982 3280.

Celebrates 100 Years.

Magazine is published twice a year by the Curry School of Education Foundation.

A Century of Service

Reflections: Four Deans Look Back

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Swimming & Diving:
Virginia Sweeps Pittsburgh

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Cavaliers Down Princeton and Old Dominion

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Cavs Fall to Blue Devils, 82-63

Virginia Defeats Hokies in Commonwealth Challenge, 25-15

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