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Claudia Emerson  
University of Virginia Alumna Claudia Emerson This Year’s Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

CLAUDIA EMERSON, a 1979 graduate of the University of Virginia, is the recipient of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection, “Late Wife,” which uses a series of unsent letters to chronicle the breakup of the author’s first marriage and the development of her relationship with her current husband. The prize comes with a $10,000 cash award. Previous winners have included some of the most distinguished voices in American poetry, among them Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Philip Levine and U.Va. professors Rita Dove (1987) and Charles Wright (1998). Full story.

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Latest Steps in Living Wage Campaign: Teach-in, Letter from U.Va. Faculty

On Wednesday, faculty and other speakers held a teach-in to support the campaign to raise the University minimum hiring rate. Thursday evening featured the public reading of a letter signed by more than 200 faculty, calling for President Casteen “to engage the question of a living wage for all workers at the University.” The events were the latest in a series of demonstrations following last week’s sit-in at Madison Hall, which ended on April 15 with the arrest of 17 students. Also on April 20, Casteen issued a letter to the community, available on the Competitive Compensation Issues Web site.

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Michael Vergason
TJ Foundation Visiting Professor Lecture to Be Held at U.Va. on Friday

Landscape architect and University of Virginia alumnus Michael Vergason (above), will give the School of Architecture/Thomas Jefferson Foundation Visiting Professor Lecture on Friday at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153. He will lecture on “Recent Work” produced by his firm, Michael Vergason Landscape Architects, a small firm that specializes in site planning and landscape architecture, with an emphasis on the seamless integration of the built and natural environments. Current works include a number of campus plans with Ayers Saint Gross Architects including work at Johns Hopkins University, U.Va. and the University of Notre Dame. Full story.

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Opera Viva
U.Va.’s Student Opera Company to Present Production this Weekend

Opera Viva, the University of Virginia’s first student opera company, in association with the McIntire Department of Music, the University Programs Council, and Newcomb Hall, will present George Bizet’s “Carmen” (above), on Friday and Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Newcomb Hall Courtyard. This production will feature the opera’s original dialogue, as intended by Bizet, with an entirely new English translation of both the dialogue and the verse, created by the students who took last semester’s course. Tickets are free and will be available at the Newcomb Hall Box Office at (434) 924-8808, and at the door.

U.Va. Music Department
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   State of the University Address
Fri., Noon, Old Cabell Hall • Speaker: U.Va. President John T. Casteen III • Free and open to the public • Information: 924-3337.

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