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U.Va. Nursing School Breaks Ground for Education Building

Education building groundbreakingA LITTLE BIT of rain didn’t dampen any spirits during the University of Virginia School of Nursing’s groundbreaking for the $12 million, state-of-the-art Claude Moore Nursing Education Building on April 8. “This is our mud and we are proud of it,” said nursing dean Jeanette Lancaster (second from right), who was among the first to dig in the loosened dirt. In January, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation donated a $5 million challenge grant to the School of Nursing toward its new four-story, 32,000-square-foot building which will be across 15th Street from the school’s current home in McLeod Hall. Full story.

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Timothy Naftali
U.Va.’s Timothy Naftali to Direct the Richard M. Nixon Presidential Library

Timothy Naftali (above), associate professor and director of the Presidential Recordings Program at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs, has been named the first director of the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Ca. “We are pleased that the National Archives has looked to the Miller Center for leadership of this important national assignment,” said Miller Center director Gerald L. Baliles. Naftali will assume his duties on Oct. 16. Full story.

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“Equity and Excellence”
Book Published by U.Va. Press Nets Two Major Awards in One Week

“Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education,” published by the University of Virginia Press, has captured two major awards in a span of three days. The University Continuing Education Association announced on April 11 that the book, written by William G. Bowen, Martin Kurzweil and Eugene Tobin, was the recipient of the 2006 Philip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Continuing Higher Education. On Sunday, April 9, the American Educational Research Association announced that the book had won their prestigious 2006 Outstanding Book Award. Full story.

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U.Va.’s New Dining Program Offers Options for Passover and Beyond

Jewish students at the University of Virginia can find kosher menu selections around Grounds thanks to a newly implemented program by U.Va.’s Dining Services Division. “The program has been talked about for three years,” said U.Va. district executive chef Thomas Fiammetta, who spearheaded the program’s implementation this year. Students don’t need to arrange in advance for kosher meals and can choose among several options, including turkey, chicken, fish and roast beef. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
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