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March 28, 2006
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Two U.Va. Students Win Prestigous Goldwater Scholarships

Eliah R. Shamir, My-Linh T. NguyenUNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA undergraduates Eliah R. Shamir (left) and My-Linh T. Nguyen (right), are among the 323 Goldwater Scholarship awardees for 2006-2007. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500 per year for one or two years of study. “Because of the competitiveness of these awards, it is an honor to be nominated. It shows a level of achievement that puts them in an elite class,” said Michael P. Timko, a biology professor and University representative for selecting nominees for the Goldwater scholarships. Full story.

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Parking & Transportation Announces Parking Rate Increases Effective June 1

Beginning June 1, parking rates for U.Va. employees who park in commuter lots will rise by $1 a month and by $4 a month for those in University “reserved” and “premium reserved” lots. Rates in the Health System “reserved” parking lots have not yet been announced. Permits for the Emmet/Ivy garage, which will become “reserved” parking this summer, will increase from $13 a month to $33. Current permit-holders at the Emmet/Ivy garage will have the first opportunity to purchase these “reserved” spaces. Full story.

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Fiscal Crisis Mooms Unless Government Reforms, Predicts Comptroller General David Walker

David WalkerIf the United States government continues to operate business as usual, it will inevitably mean financial ruination in the future, according to David Walker (left), Comptroller General of the U.S. Government Accountability Office. Walker spoke at the Conference on Public Service & the Law dinner held at the University of Virginia’s School of Law on March 17 where he argued that the necessary changes would require leaders with courage, integrity, creativity, and stewardship, and who are willing to reform entitlement policies, namely Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Walker said. Full story.

U.Va. Law School

Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
University of Virginia’s Virginia Quarterly Review Nominated for Six National Magazine Awards
Web Calendar   Ideas, Policy and Politics: Independent Research in Partisan Times
4 p.m., Rotunda Dome Room • Speaker: Strobe Talbott, President of the Brookings Institute and former Deputy Secretary of State • Free and open to the public • Information: 982-2016.

Virginia Engineering Spotlights Space Traveler and U.Va. Alumnus Greg Olsen.
Publication keeps alumni connected.

A Space Traveler With His Feet on the Ground

A Conversation With Dean James H. Aylor

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Ballard’s Complete Game Lifts No. 21 Virginia Past No. 24 Wake Forest, 10-2

Women’s Golf:
Cavaliers Finish Third at William and Mary

Men’s Tennis:
Cavs Remain Undefeated in ACC with 6-1 Win over N.C. State

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