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March 7, 2006
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Nancy Skancke  
All in the Family: University of Virginia Reaches Out With the Creation of a New Parent’s Organization

MANY FAMILIES ARE HIGHLY committed to being involved in their loved one’s educational journey, not only through high school but throughout the college years. The newly formed Society of University Families at the University of Virginia will work with other parents’ groups at the University, assisting parents and families in connecting with existing organizations or creating new opportunities for parental involvement where none currently exists, said Nancy Skancke (left), a founding member who lives in Great Falls, Va. Full story.

A&S Online/Photo: Nancy Skancke

Sign Up Now to Attend U.Va.’s Mini Med School

U.Va.’s Mini-Med School is the perfect way to increase your medical IQ and your health — for free. Since beginning the program 10 years ago, U.Va.’s School of Medicine has hosted over 1,000 participants from Charlottesville and surrounding localities. Anyone, from high-school students to senior citizens, can attend the course. This year’s curriculum includes anatomy, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, AIDS and aging. The class meets every Thursday at 7 p.m. beginning March 23 through May 4 in the Jordan Hall Auditorium of the Medical Center. Click here to apply and for more information call (434) 924-5839 or 924-2563.

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U.Va.’s Rare Book School Exhibit, ‘Eyre Apparent,’ Reveals the Many Faces of Famous Heroine Jane Eyre

Readers were first introduced to Jane Eyre in 1847. One hundred sixty years and a multitude of transformations later, Charlotte Brontë’s famous heroine remains one of the most beloved and compelling figures in English literature. “Eyre Apparent,” an exhibit sponsored by U.Va.’s Rare Book School and currently on display in the Rotunda’s Dome Room, celebrates the enduring appeal of this literary classic. “Eyre Apparent” features some 400 items, including various editions, translations and adaptations that range from the quirky to the downright odd, and showcases an entire section of book covers dedicated to what Barbara Heritage (left), the exhibit’s co-curator, calls the “prettification” of Jane. Full story.

Inside UVA/Photo: Dan Addison

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
Web Calendar   Guardian of the Flame, Art of Sri Lanka 
On exhibit through March 19, Tues.-Sun., 1-5 p.m., U.Va. Art Museum • Information: 924-6321.

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