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April 6, 2006
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19th Annual Virginia Film Festival to Feature Revelations

Virginia Film Festival logoLET THERE BE LIGHT — projector light, that is. “Revelations: Finding God at the Movies” will be the theme of this year’s Virginia Film Festival to be held Oct. 26-29 at venues throughout Charlottesville. Hosted by the University of Virginia, the festival will explore the growing role of religion in the public sphere. Over 70 films will be screened and more than 80 guest artists and speakers are expected to participate. Full story.

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Students to Engineer Steel Bridges, Concrete Canoes in Competition this Week

Does concrete float? Roughly 300 civil engineering students and mentors from 12 schools throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., will gather at the University of Virginia for two days of competitions that begin Friday and include concrete-canoe racing and steel-bridge building, as well as a survey contest, problem solving, balsa wood construction and environmental contests. Professional civil engineers from industry, including members of the civil engineering department’s advisory board, will be among the judges. The winners will advance to national competitions in different categories. Full story.

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Tim KaineOn Wednesday, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (right) addressed Professor Larry Sabato’s “Intro to American Politics” class. Kaine spoke about his transportation plan, which calls for increasing some taxes to fund road, rail and transit improvements – a plan which has support in the Senate but has drawn fire in the House. During a Q&A session, the governor fielded questions from students about the Standards of Learning requirements, the upcoming referendum on gay marriage and the loss of jobs in southwest Virginia. While this was Kaine’s first visit to the class as governor (Kaine stopped by last spring while campaigning for the seat), every Virginia governor since John Dalton in 1978 has guest-lectured in Sabato’s class. Former governor Mark Warner visited each year that he was in office.

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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
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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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Men’s Golf:
Cavaliers Tee It Up at Marriott Intercollegiate

Virginia Enters Third Week in Top 25

Men’s Lacrosse:
Starsia Named U.S. Coach of the Week

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