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March 29, 2006
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University of Virginia Student Edward Ross Baird Among this Year’s Truman Scholarship Winners

EDWARD ROSS BAIRD (left), a third-year University of Virginia student majoring in the political honors program, is a Jefferson Scholar, an Echols Scholar and a Robert K. Gooch Scholar. And now he’s one of 75 students named 2006 Truman Scholars. Sponsored by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, the award, worth up to $30,000, is presented to college juniors who exhibit exceptional leadership potential with career interests in government, public service and education. Full story.

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Conference to Examine Future of Environmental Law Begins Today at U.Va.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the student-run publication, The Virginia Environmental Law Journal, will host an interdisciplinary conference, “The Next 25 Years: Interdisciplinary Directions in Environmental Law,” at the University of Virginia’s School of Law today through Friday that will address the challenges facing environmental advocates in the next quarter century. Charles Di Leva, the chief counsel of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Practice Group at the World Bank, will deliver the keynote address tomorrow at 5 p.m. Conference events (except where noted on the schedule) are free and open to the public. Full story.

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Jasanoff’s ‘Edge of Empire’ Wins Duff Cooper Prize

Maya JasanoffNot only has Maya Jasanoff (left) always been interested in museum displays of other cultures, the University of Virginia assistant professor of history is just as interested in the individuals who did the collecting. These collectors are among dozens of characters who mingle the cultures of East and West and populate the pages of her recent book, “Edge of Empire,” in which she uses an unconventional approach to offer a panorama of European imperialism by following the lives of often little-known collectors in India and Egypt who were deeply involved in daily life on the early frontiers of the empire. The book recently earned Jasanoff one of Britain’s most prestigious non-fiction awards, the Duff Cooper Prize, whose previous winners have included Laurence Durrell, Seamus Heaney, Richard Ellman, Richard Holmes and Robert Hughes. Full story.

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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   Reframing Diversity in Higher Education
4 p.m., Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Auditorium • Speaker: Roberto Ibarra, Univ. of New Mexico • Free and open to the public • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Provost for Faculty Advancement.

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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