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March 21, 2006
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U.Va.’s Faculty Senate Awards $100,000 in Fellowships

Volker H.W. Rudolf (left), Peter V. Swendsen (center), Cedar Riener (right)Four University of Virginia graduate stduents — Volker H.W. Rudolf (left) of Muhldorf, Germany; Peter V. Swendsen (center) of Bethany, Pa.; Cedar Riener (right) of Washington, D.C.; and Elizabeth Mary Rohlman (not pictured) of Birmingham, Mich. — have been selected to receive Faculty Senate Dissertation-Year Fellowships, given to support graduate student teaching and research. The fellowships, valued at $25,000 each, include tuition, fees, health insurance and a stipend. This year’s awards were based on excellence in scholarly achievement and outstanding performance in teaching. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photos: Dan Addison

Lecture Series Examines Boundaries of Biodiversity and Conservation Science

The University of Virginia’s Environment, Conservation and Culture lecture series will kick off with a panel discussion titled “Picturing Nature, Understanding Conservation: ‘Hotspots Revisited,’” a Virginia Festival of the Book session with Conservation International, on Thursday at 4 p.m. in U.Va.’s Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library Reading Room, Clark Hall. The series, sponsored by U.Va.’s Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, highlights U.Va. research and education programs that investigate the interrelatedness of the natural environment and human behavior. The event is free and open to the public. Full story.

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U.Va.’s Drama Department Continues its 2005-2006 Season this Week with ‘Luminosity’

Debra Mercer is the adopted black daughter of a wealthy, white, British family. When she delves into her family history, her bittersweet discoveries make her question herself and the people she calls kin. A cast of both University of Virginia graduate and undergraduate actors, including John Bonner (left) and Autumn Shiley (right) will portray the lives of three centuries of the Mercer family simultaneously in the mysterious and powerful drama “Luminosity” by Nick Stafford, which continues the U.Va. Department of Drama’s 2005-2006 season. “Luminosity” will “shine” in the Helms Theatre March 23-25, 29-31, and April 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+) and $8 for students; full-time U.Va. students can use their ART$ Dollars to purchase tickets. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Michael Bailey

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
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Army Nurses in Combat Boots: The Evolution of the Deployment Experience/13th Annual Agnes Dillon Randolph Lecture
4-5:30 p.m., McLeod Hall Auditorium • Speaker: Mary T. Sarnecky, retired Colonel, U.S. Army • Sponsore by U.Va.’s School of Nursing’s Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry.


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Medical Center makes changes to its Compensation System

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