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March 20, 2006
VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW,
a literary and current affairs magazine
at the University of Virginia,
is among the finalists for the 41st
National Magazine Awards (known as “The Ellies”),
the magazine industry’s highest honor, as announced by
the American Society of Magazine Editors.
VQR received an astounding six nominations,
surpassing such perennial powerhouses
as The New Yorker, Harper's, GQ, Esquire,
Time and Rolling Stone. Full
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year’s Virginia Festival of the Book,
which will be held March 22-26, is packed
with big-name authors and engaging discussions.
Headline events include U.Va. faculty writers,
including Rita Dove and Gregory Orr, reading
and leading discussion, as well as a benefit
concert of words and music featuring legendary
folk musician John McCutcheon and Barbara
Kingsolver, a widely praised author who
draws on her background as a journalist,
science writer and human rights activist.
To purchase tickets, call (434) 979-1333). Full
M. Dworkin (left), the Frank Henry Sommer
Professor of Law at the New York University
School of Law and also professor of jurisprudence
at Oxford University, will receive the
2006 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal
in Law at the University of Virginia’s
Founder’s Day ceremony on April 12.
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in
Law, like the Medal in Architecture also
named for Jefferson, is the highest outside
award offered by the University, which
grants no honorary degrees. Full