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February 27, 2003
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FRUSTRATION. ANGER. SADNESS. All among a wide range of emotions exhibited on Grounds since word of Wednesday’s allegedly racially motivated attack on a Student Council presidential candidate. At a community gathering Wednesday evening, many speakers called for action. Full story.
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Statement from University President John T. Casteen III (Feb. 26)

Statement from Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia M. Lampkin (Feb. 26)

NEW: U.Va. Diversity Web page

• Inside UVA: Envisioning Diversity: A Historical Perspective (Feb. 14, 2003)

• Inside UVA: 'Walk the Talk': What Will it Take to 'Walk the Talk' on Diversity? (Feb. 14, 2003)

Julie March
National Geographic Lauds Alumna’s Work

Alumna Julie March was not content to only gather information about agrarian reform in Brazil and publish it in an academic journal. Instead, she went back to Brazil to share the information she found, for the benefit of local farmers. Her work has earned her the notice of National Geographic, which will feature her as one of its “Next Wave” scientists March 5. Full story.

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Dan Druckenbrod
Student Links Trees to Weather, History

James Madison and Thomas Jefferson were both accomplished amateur meteorologists, keeping detailed records of their weather observations. U.Va. environmental sciences doctoral student Dan Druckenbrod is poring over those records and correlating them with tree-core samples taken from their estates, attempting to shed light on both weather and history. Full story.

U.Va. News Services

Medical Center Seeks Summer Volunteers

What does your teenager plan to do this summer? Hang at the pool? Binge on TV and junk food? Another trip to camp? The U.Va. Health System has another idea. Once again this year, it is offering the Junior Volunteer program for teens ages 14 to 17. Approximately 70 will be selected from those who apply by March 28. After being interviewed, those selected will gain valuable experience in health-care work while providing the Medical Center with thousands of hours of service. For those interested, there will be an informational meeting March 12. Full story.


ALSO IN THE NEWS TODAY: Mortimer Caplin to Give Commencement Address General Assembly Reports from the State Governmental Relations Office U.Va. Prepared for Emergencies Menaker Among State’s Top Scientists U.Va. Applies for Biocontainment Grant Irish President to Headline ConferenceSurgeon to Speak at Valediction
Web Calendar   Encountering the Other: Anthropologists’ Experiences with Study Communities
6:30 p.m., Campbell 153
Speaker: Claire Terni Sponsored by the Lorna Sundberg International Center and the U.Va. Anthropology Dept. Free and open to the public.

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Keeps U.Va.’s Research Community Informed.
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Nanoscale Sciences Cross Traditional Scientific Boundaries

MacArthur Foundation Names a Second U.Va. Fellow

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