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Feb. 15, 2006
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Pedestrian Safety, South Lawn Project Spark Spirited Discussion during

WITH SO MANY STUDENTS traveling the area on foot, pedestrian safety is always a major concern of University of Virginia administrators. Despite U.Va.’s stepped-up efforts to improve crosswalks and lighting, traffic accidents continue to happen, with the most recent on Jan. 29. At the Feb. 3 meeting of the Board of Visitors, U.Va. executive vice president and chief operating officer Leonard W. Sandridge pledged to continue studying “best practices” for improving safety and to revisit the safety plans at a future meeting. The Board also discussed how the South Lawn project will be its biggest challenge and biggest legacy. “It’s sort of like putting a wing on the Taj Mahal,” said one board member. Full story.

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Ron Aslop, Editor and Writer, to Speak at U.Va.’s Darden School Tomorrow

Ronald J. Alsop, news editor and senior writer for the Wall Street Journal, will speak on corporate reputation and ethics tomorrow at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration as part of its 50th anniversary speaker series. Alsop is the author of the book, “The 18 Immutable Laws of Corporate Reputation: Creating, Protecting, and Repairing Your Most Valuable Asset.” He also is the editor of the Journal’s annual ranking of leading M.B.A. programs and author of the new book, “The Wall Street Journal Guide to the Top Business Schools 2006.” The talk will be held at 1:20 p.m. in Darden’s CCA amphitheater, classroom 50.

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J-Term Students Reflect on Katrina during Forum Today

Twenty-four University of Virginia students spent the January term studying the key organizational, technical and cultural factors that contributed to the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Accompanied by faculty including Nicole Hurd, director of U.Va.’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence, the students spent one week in the devastated areas, where they helped families rescue their belongings from flood-ravaged homes and helped prepare a local school for the return of students. The faculty and students will share their experiences today during the Miller Center Forum titled “Katrina: Reflections of U.Va. Students Who Have Returned from the Area.” The talk, free and open to the public, will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the J. Wilson Newman Pavilion. See Inside UVA story on J-Term class.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
U.Va. Cancer Center Receives $5 Million Gift
Improving Social Justice on Campuses Automatically Improves Society, Says U.Va.’s Chief Diversity Officer
School of Nursing Gets $5 Million for Education Building
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Cavaliers Conclude Tough Week with 72-60 Loss to No. 1 North Carolina

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