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March 16, 2006
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U.Va. No. 1 Public for Percentage of African-American Grads

gradsFOR THE 12TH consecutive year, the University of Virginia leads the nation’s major public institutions with the highest percentage of African-American graduates, according to an annual survey published this week by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education. The Journal calculates U.Va.’s graduation rate as 86 percent based on the African-American students who entered in the fall of 1998 and graduated within six years. “It seems to me that 12 successive years of being on top sends a very significant message to African-American students and parents who are trying to make a decision about the best institution for a college education and the best value for their money,” said William B. Harvey, U.Va.’s vice president and chief officer for diversity and equity. Full story.

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French Film Festival To Be Held at U.Va. This Weekend

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the University of Virginia’s French House, students from the French Department have organized a Festival of French Cinema, made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French Ministry of Culture. All five of the major French films — to be shown Friday through Sunday — were released in the past three years and are subtitled in English. All the showings are free except for “Games of Love and Chance” (French: L’esquive) which is $3. The festival begins with a reception at the French House at 4 p.m. tomorrow, followed by a 6 p.m. screening of “Fear and Trembling” (2003).

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SimMan Fosters Real-Life Experience for Nursing Students

He talks, he breathes and his heart beats — he’s SimMan, the University of Virginia School of Nursing’s computerized patient simulator. Nursing instructors from around the state got to meet — and practice on — the virtual reality patient during the first-ever statewide patient simulator conference held on March 9-10 at the Nursing School. Above, students check SimMan’s pulse, his blood pressure and ventilate his airway, under the watchful eye of their instructor. Full story.

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Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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