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Feb. 16, 2006
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Two U.Va. Undergrads on USA Today’s Top Students List

Edward Ros Baird, Catherine S. NealeTWO UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA students are among those honored in USA Today’s 17th annual undergraduate recognition program, the All-USA College Academic Team, announced by the newspaper on Wednesday. Catherine S. Neale (right), a fourth-year student, was included among the 20 students on the third team and Edward Ross Baird (left), a third-year student majoring in the political honors program, drew an honorable mention. “Ross Baird and Catherine Neale are both wonderful students and make excellent representatives of this University,” said Nicole F. Hurd, assistant dean and director of U.Va.’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence. Full story.

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Virginia Quarterly Review to Host Two Rising Young African Writers Tomorrow

Two promising young writers from Africa — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Helon Habila — will give a reading at the University of Virginia Bookstore tomorrow at
4 p.m. Both Adichie and Habila were featured among the “Fiction’s New Luminaries” in the Summer 2004 special issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Adichie’s first novel, “Purple Hibiscus,” won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book. Habila’s debut novel, “Waiting for an Angel,” won the Commonwealth Literature Prize for the Best First Novel by an African writer. He won the Caine Prize in 2001. The reading is free and open to the public.

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Harvard Professor and U.Va. Alumnus Chris Stubbs to Present 36th Annual Hoxton Lecture Tonight

Chris StubbsHarvard physics professor and University of Virginia physics department alumnus Chris Stubbs (left) will deliver the 36th Annual Llewellyn G. Hoxton Public Lecture titled “The Accelerating Universe: Why You Should Worry” tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Chemistry Building Auditorium, Room 402. A reception will follow. Stubbs, an experimental physicist working at the interface between particle physics, cosmology and gravitation, is one of the principal investigators on an ambitious survey that will use hundreds of supernovae to map out the recent expansion history of the universe. He also contributed signficantly in the revolutionary discovery that the universe is accelerating rather than decelerating in its expansion. Full story.

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