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April 17,2006
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Dawn Staley Scores Another Victory as the U.Va. Women’s Center’s 2006 Distinguished Alumna

DAWN STALEY (left), a 1992 graduate of the University of Virginia, has been selected as U.Va.’s Distinguished Alumna of 2006. Since 1991, the Women’s Center's Distinguished Alumna Award has honored a female U.Va. graduate who has demonstrated excellence, leadership and extraordinary commitment to her field, and who has used her talents as a positive force for change. Past awardees include such accomplished U.Va. alumnae as Katie Couric, co-host of NBC’s “Today” Show, Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano and astronaut Kathryn Thornton. Full story.

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Four-Day Sit-In at U.Va. Results in 17 Student Arrests over the Weekend

Seventeen University of Virginia students participating in a sit-in in Madison Hall, U.Va.’s central administration building, were arrested at 7 p.m. on Saturday by U.Va. Police after declining to leave the building when asked. All were charged with one count of criminal trespass. In addition, one of the students was also charged with resisting arrest and another had an additional charge of vandalism. The sit-in began on the morning of April 12 in support of what the students have termed a “living wage” for the University’s entry-level employees. At that time they took up temporary residence on the floor of the building’s front lobby, equipped with sleeping bags and enough food for several days. Additional protestors put up more than a half dozen tents on the front lawn of the building. Full story.

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Once and Future Plague: Coming to Grips with a Pandemic

It was the most lethal outbreak of illness in history: a virulent strain of Influenza A that sent thousands to emergency rooms like the one shown above, and has been estimated to have killed 40 million to 50 million people worldwide. It was the flu pandemic of 1918. Could history repeat itself? Will avian flu be the next plague? Medical experts and scholars at the University of Virginia, including internationally recognized flu expert Dr. Frederick G. Hayden, access the past for clues and weigh in on the consequences of an influenza pandemic. Full story.

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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   Merrick Lecture: The Perfect Storm and the Privatization of Public Higher Education
4 p.m., Solarium Room, Pavilion VII • Speaker: Ronald G. Ehrenberg, Cornell Univ. • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Department of Economics.

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South Lawn Gets Green Light

Guaranteed Admission Program Created

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Women’s Lacrosse:
Cavs Draw Up Victory Over George Mason, 13-9

Three-Run Eighth Inning Lifts No. 17 Virginia Past Longwood, 6-4

Cavaliers Take Two From James Madison

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