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March 8, 2006
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University of Virginia Medical Center Once Again Ranks as One of the Nation's Top 100 Hospitals

EXCELLENCE IN QUALITY of care, operational efficiency, financial performance and adaptation to the environment have once again placed the University of Virginia Medical Center among the nation’s top 100 hospitals, according to Solucient’s 100 Top Hospitals: National Benchmarks for Success study. U.Va.’s Medical Center is one of only 15 major teaching hospitals and one of only two hospitals from the Commonwealth to be selected. This is the seventh year the Medical Center has received the honor. Full story.

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President John Casteen Issues Statement on U.Va.’s Competitive Compensation

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III has issued a statement that gives background information on University policies and practices with regard to market-competitive compensation for employees, with special attention to the circumstances of employees whose salaries fall at the lower end of the wage scale. It covers both U.Va.’s own employees and employees of contractors who work in the University. “These persons’ commitment and hard work make the University a vital and generative institution, and define quality in every sense. They deserve the best compensation we can provide consistent with the law and relevant market conditions,” said Casteen. Full story.

U.Va. News Services

Taj Mahal
Globalization: ‘Flat’ World Reshapes Higher Education

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman’s book, “The World Is Flat,” sets a familiar theme: once mired in poverty and political stagnation, China and India have become serious players in the global supply chain, helping to “flatten” the world’s playing field. U.S. efforts to re-adjust to new economic, social and political realities are well under way, and once again, higher education figures as a principal player in a drama of global proportions. Internationalization efforts are already changing how students learn, how professors teach and conduct research and how administrators lead. Full story.

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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   The Meaning of “Everything”
12:30 p.m., Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium • Speaker: Dr. James A. Tulsky, Duke Univ. • Part of Medical Center Hour • Information: 982 3280.

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Men’s Basketball:
Sean Singletary and J.R. Reynolds Earn All-ACC Honors

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Cavalier Golfers Climb at Seminole Intercollegiate

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