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Students Vie for Jefferson Scholarships; Offers Made to 44

Thomas JeffersonFOURTY-FOUR HIGH SCHOOL seniors who competed as finalists in the Jefferson Scholars Selection Weekend held at the University of Virginia March 16-19 have been extended offers of a Jefferson Scholarship. The merit-based scholarships, awarded for demonstrated excellence and exceptional potential in the areas of leadership, scholarship and citizenship, cover the full cost of attending the University, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and other expenses. Over four years, an in-state Jefferson Scholar receives approximately $66,000; an out-of-state Jefferson Scholar receives over $130,000. Full story.

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U.Va. Law Student Earns Pro Bono Fellowship

For her outstanding record of volunteer efforts, third-year University of Virginia School of Law student Kate Duvall (above) has been awarded the Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Fellowship, a two-year salaried position that will allow her to work in the Central Virginia Legal Aid office and assist walk-in clients through the firm’s Richmond office in Church Hill, the city’s oldest and most economically disadvantaged neighborhood. “It’s really the ideal job for me,” Duvall said. Her public service record includes having worked for the Rape Crisis Advocacy Project, the U.S. attorney’s office in Charlottesville, the Fredericksburg public defender’s office, and the Richmond Legal Aid Justice Center’s JustChildren program. Full story.

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Political Figures McGovern, Shaheen to Speak at U.Va.

George McGovern (above), who represented South Dakota in the United States Senate from 1963 to 1981, and has served as the United Nations’ Global Ambassador on World Hunger since 2001, will speak at a public forum on “Fighting World Hunger” tonight at 6:30 p.m. at U.Va.’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. Former New Hampshire Governor Jeanne Shaheen will discuss women in politics, as well as her own personal experience as a successful candidate and governor during U.Va. professor Larry J. Sabato’s Introduction to American Politics course today, as part of the University of Virginia Center for Politics 2006 National Symposium on Women in Politics. This event is not open to the public, but members of the media are invited to attend.

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James Childress
Forum Examines Ethics of Buying and Selling Ogans
Two University of Virginia scholars and leaders in the field of medical ethics — James Childress (above) and Loren Lomansky — have organized a public symposium on “Buying and Selling Organs,” to be held at Friday and Saturday at U.Va.’s Jordan Conference Center 2ABC. Childress is a professor of ethics and of medical education and director of the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life. Lomansky is professor and director of the Political Philosophy, Policy and Law Program. Seven other U.Va. faculty will participate, from the fields of law, bioethics, sociology and transplantation. Distinguished guests include Mark J. Cherry, author of “Kidney for Sale by Owner: Human Organs, Transplantation, and the Market” and James Stacy Taylor, author of “Stakes and Kidneys: Why Markets in Human Body Parts are Morally Imperative.”

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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12:30 p.m., Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium • Speakers: Identical twins Pamela Spiro Wagner, poet, and Dr. Carolyn S. Spiro reflect on their experience with schizophrenia • Part of Medical Center Hour • Information: 982 3280.
     
 

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