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March 3-5, 2006
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Rita Dove  
Poet and U.Va. English Professor Rita Dove Named Winner of 2006 Common Wealth Award for Literature

RITA DOVE (left), Commonwealth Professor of English at the University of Virginia and Poet Laureate of Virginia, has won the 2006 Common Wealth Award for Literature. Dove is one of five individuals — including former astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn and Queen Noor of Jordan — honored this year with Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service, which recognize some of the world’s greatest individuals who have enriched and improved the world through their exceptional lifetime achievements. Full story.

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scene from ‘Don’t Tell’
‘Don’t Tell:’ U.Va. Featured in Oscar-Nominated Film

Shot on the University of Virginia’s historic Lawn and at other locations around Charlottesville over several days in January 2005, the Italian movie “Don’t Tell” is a contender for best foreign language film at the 78th Academy Awards, which ABC will air live from Hollywood on Sunday. “Don’t Tell” is based on the best-selling novel, “La bestia nel cuore” (“the beast in the heart”), written by director Cristina Comencini, daughter of renowned Italian director, Luigi Comencini. It was because of her fascination with Thomas Jefferson and his architecture that Comencini chose U.Va. as a locale for her film. Full story.

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U.Va. Magazine Boasts New Look, More Readers

Hot off the presses this week is the spring issue of the University of Virginia Magazine (formerly the
University of Virginia
Alumni News), sporting a new name, new look, new content, new Web site and more than 140,000 new destinations. It’s all part of an effort to bring the University to a wider readership, said editor Robert Viccellio. “We believe the new name best reflects the magazine’s role as the only publication on Grounds dedicated to covering the entire University and all of its alumni,” he noted in the forthcoming issue. Full story.

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Community Relations Guide
U.Va.’s New Community Resource Guide Available
Many low-income and elderly residents probably don’t know that the University of Virginia’s School of Law offers free assistance for filing tax forms. Area residents can learn more about this and many other services and programs offered by U.Va. in the newly published “Community Resource Guide.” Produced by U.Va.’s Office of Community Relations and updated every three years, the guide provides information on athletics, cultural activities, educational services and special services, as well as comprehensive information on the U.Va. Medical Center. Full story.

U.Va. News Services
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
Dave Matthews Band To Be Grand Opening Event at John Paul Jones Arena
U.Va.’s Biomedical Engineering Department Awarded $2.9 Million
U.Va. Cancer Center Receives $5 Million Gift
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Fri., 11 a.m., Miller Center of Public Affairs, 2201 Old Ivy Rd. • Speaker: Jan Crawford Greenburg, who reports on the United States Supreme Court for the Chicago Tribune and for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer • Information: 924-7236.

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