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April 4, 2006
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Constance Chatfield-Taylor  
Communicating Katrina: U.Va. Alumna Creates Pipeline for Disseminating Information to Evacuees

FIRST AND FOREMOST after a natural disaster is to replenish the food and water supplies of the devastated areas. But providing information to refugees, such as the locations of missing family and pets, as well as instructions on how to begin to repair their shattered lives, was just as critical to Constance Chatfield-Taylor. The U.Va. alumnus and now president of Flying Colors Broadcasts, a small independent television production studio in Washington, D.C., banned together with her counterparts in the broadcast industry to form the Katrina Information Network. Full story.

A&S Online/Photo courtesy Constance Chatfield-Taylor

U.Va.’s CVC Honored for Pinnacle Year of Giving

The University of Virginia was among several state agencies recently recognized for their participation in the 2005 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign. U.Va. received the Platinum Award at the statewide awards ceremony held in Richmond on March 2. It recognized the hard work of employees in the fall workplace giving campaign. U.Va. also received the Pinnacle Award for having its best campaign ever. The Medical Center and School of Medicine received a special award for their creative events held to promote the campaign. Representatives from U.Va. Community Relations and Health System Community Relations, Outreach and Service were on hand to accept the awards. CVC Chair Ida Lee Wootten, and Bruce Vlk, CVC administrator, also received individual awards.

Inside UVA

In Search of Excellence: Graduate Students Hold the Key

Excellent graduate students are essential in strengthening the University of Virginia’s reputation as a top research university. They help in the recruitment and retention of top faculty. They also serve as role models and help get undergrads involved in research, said Roseanne Ford, U.Va.’s associate vice president for research and graduate studies. But cutbacks in state support for higher education, limited federal grant funding and attractive financial offers from private universities are making it harder for U.Va. to compete effectively for top students. Ford is working to see that U.Va.’s graduate students get the attention and funding they deserve. Full story.

Inside UVA/Photo: Dan Addison

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   How Violence Helped Make a Stumbling President Lincoln into a Visionary
4 p.m., Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 145 Ednam Drive • Speaker: William W. Freehling, VFH Senior Fellow • Free and open to the public.

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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Women’s Tennis:
Virginia Upsets No. 17 Wake Forest

Women’s Golf:
Wigger Records Another Top-10 Finish for Team

Men’s Tennis:
No. 11 Cavaliers Tops No. 14 Clemson, 5-2

Women’s Lacrosse:
Cavs Upset Duke, 11-10

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