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Feb. 8, 2006
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Henry L. Johnson  
Qualified Teachers, Energized Students Are the Keys to ‘No Child Left Behind’ Program, Says Henry L. Johnson
BEHIND ALL SUCCESSFUL school children should be successful teachers, ones who know their subject matter and teach a rigorous curriculum that challenges students and engages them in high-level complex thinking. This, according to Henry L. Johnson (left), U.S. assistant secretary for elementary and secondary education, is the ambition of President George W. Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” program. If — and when — every level from students to teachers to administrators to society enjoys intellectual development and success, “then we will realize the dream behind No Child Left Behind,” said Johnson during the inaugural speech of the Walter N. Ridley Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of Virginia on Feb. 6. Full story.

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U.Va. Professors Morrish, Upton to Discuss ‘The Next New Orleans’ on Friday

William Morrish, Elwood R. Quesada Professor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia, and Dell Upton, David A. Harrison Professor of Anthropology and Architecture, will present a lecture titled “The Next New Orleans?” in Campbell Hall Room 153 on Friday from 5-6:30 p.m. Morrish’s research in design and policy focuses on the future of America’s aging first-ring suburban communities and the small-home neighborhoods of the urban working class. Upton’s research focuses on the history of American architecture and urbanism in a global context. The event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by U.Va.’s School of Architecture. Full story.

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Artists Bring Their ‘Green’ Visions of the World to U.Va.

It’s clear to see how technology has positively impacted the world, but many people are losing sight of how chemicals and circuits are affecting the environment, say two artists who are visiting the University of Virginia this spring. Painter and conservationist Alberto Rey’s works focus on documenting the natural environment as it shapes the life and culture of a region. Printmaker and book artist Allyson Mellberg explores various printing and bookmaking techniques that are nontoxic and environmentally sound. Both resident artists will be conducting exhibits, lectures and interactive workshops throughout the semester. Among their other works, Rey’s Cuba tarpon (above) is on display at the U.Va. Art Museum through Sunday. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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   How Doctors Think
12:30 p.m., Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium • Speakers: Kathryn Montgomery, Northwestern Univ., Dr. Daniel Becker, U.Va. • Part of Medical Center Hour • Information: 982 3280.

Arts & Sciences Spotlights Changing America.

Julian Bond: Teaching — and Living — a Broader American Civil Rights Narrative

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Cross Country:
Three Cavaliers Earn All-ACC Academic Honors

Virginia Wins Fifth Straight, Downs Ohio, JMU

Men’s Tennis:
No. 7 Cavaliers Defeat Michigan, 6-1

Women’s Basketball:
Virginia Falls at No. 6 Maryland, 85-71

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