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April 13, 2006
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New  University of Virginia Program Guarantees Admission to Virginia Community College Graduates

YET ANOTHER DOOR of opportunity has opened for students wanting to attain a degree from the University of Virginia. Under a new agreement, graduates of the 23 campuses of the Virginia Community College System will receive guaranteed admission to the University’s College of Arts & Sciences — its largest school — based on a series of specific requirements. VCCS students are also eligible to apply for the AccessUVa financial aid package, which features caps on need-based loans, loan-free packages for low-income students and a commitment to meet 100 percent of every student's need. Full story.

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‘Jumpstart for a Day’ to Be Held on Grounds Tomorrow

More than 300 children, parents and early childhood educators from the Charlottesville community are expected to attend “Jumpstart for a Day,” a community involvement event and learning fair led by U.Va. student organizations as well as community organizations, tomorrow from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in U.Va.’s Amphitheater. In Charlottesville, 46 U.Va. students serve as Jumpstart Corps members, spending 10 to 15 hours a week with low-income 3- to 5-year-old children in four local preschool programs. Students help the children develop early language, literacy and social skills, with the goal of preparing preschoolers to take advantage of their educations, beginning with the first day of kindergarten. Full story.

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Ronald Dworkin (left) and Peter Zumthor
Dworkin, Zumthor Awarded TJ Foundation Medals at U.Va.

Peter Zumthor (left), an internationally acclaimed architect known for an extreme attention to craft and detail, became the 41st recipient of the annual Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture, and Ronald M. Dworkin (right), the Frank Henry Sommer Professor of Law at the New York University School of Law and also professor of jurisprudence at Oxford University, was awarded the 2006 Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law during the University of Virginia’s Founder’s Day celebration on April 12. Dworkin gave a public lecture that afternoon at the U.Va. School of Law’s Caplin Pavilion. Zumthor will give a public lecture about his work, which includes many examples of thoughtfully crafted public architecture, today at 1 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.

U.Va. News Services/Photos: Dan Addison

Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
Associated Press Correction — 12/02/2005
U.Va. Unveils Schematic Design for South Lawn Project
U.Va. Leads Public Universities with Highest African-American Graduation Rate for 12th Straight Year
Web Calendar   Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture Lecture
1 p.m., Old Cabell Hall Auditorium • Speaker: Peter Zumthor • Free and open to the public; space is limited • Information: Derry Wade is U.Va.’s Online Technology Magazine.

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