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Feb. 6, 2006
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Swiss Architect to Receive Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal

Thomas Jefferson Foundation MedalINTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED ARCHITECT Peter Zumthor, known for an extreme attention to craft and detail, will become the 41st recepient of the University of Virginia’s annual Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture during Founder’s Day celebrations on April 12. Zumthor will give a public lecture about his work, which includes many examples of thoughtfully crafted public architecture, on April 13 at 1 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture and its counterpart in law are for lasting contributions in fields that deeply interested the University’s founder. They are the highest outside honors afforded by the University, which grants no honorary degrees. Full story.

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U.Va.’s Black History Month Keynote Address Scheduled for Thursday

Dr. Randal Pinkett, Rhodes Scholar, president  & CEO of BCT Partners, and
Donald Trump’s current apprentice, will deliver the University of Virginia’s Black History Month keynote address titled “Black Intellectual Entrepreneurship” at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Old Cabell Hall. Pinkett will discuss his research on “Bridging the Digital Divide.” The event is sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs, vice president for student affairs, vice president and chief
officer for diversity and equity and Black Student Alliance. See Black History Month schedule of events.

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U.Va.’s Timothy Wilson: Reaching Out to Help Others is Good Medicine for Helping Yourself

Timothy WilsonThe beginnng of a new year is often the trigger for many people to start reflecting on their lives and how to improve them. But does self-reflection do more harm than good? “Too much analysis can confuse people about how they really feel,” according to U.Va. psychologist Timothy Wilson, who found that there are severe limits to what people can discover through self-reflection as a result of a study he helped conduct to see how people really felt about their romantic partners. What people don’t realize is that there is a way to improve themselves and feel happier without giving it a second thought. “The trick is to go out of our way to be kind to others without thinking too much about why we’re doing it. As a bonus, our kindnesses will make us happier,” Wilson said. Full story.

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Improving Social Justice on Campuses Automatically Improves Society, Says U.Va.’s Chief Diversity Officer
School of Nursing Gets $5 Million for Education Building
Web Calendar   Preparing America’s Future
4 p.m., Rotunda Dome Room with reception to follow • Speaker: Henry L. Johnson, Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education for the U.S. Department of Education • Part of the Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture Series • Free and open to the public.

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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Crippen and Gordon Sweep ACC Swimming Honors

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Somdev Devvarman Named ACC Player of the Week

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