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Katherine “Katey” Shirey  
Combining Art and Physics, University of Virginia

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA graduate student Katherine “Katey” Shirey (left) has the conceptual understanding of physics down to a science. Shirey uses her knowledge, in combination with her passion for art, to develop creative approaches to teaching difficult scientific concepts to students. Her innovative thinking has been rewarded with a prestigious 2006 Knowles Science Teaching Foundation Fellowship. The five-year fellowship will pay for Shirey’s tuition next year, her second and final year in the master’s of teaching program at U.Va.’s Curry School, and continuing professional development. Full story.

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U.Va. Employees Can Now Take Advantage of New Features in ‘Payslip’ System

The University of Virginia’s Integrated System, which provides “Payslip” and W2 tax information to employees online, has added several new self-service capabilities. Employees can now update their preferred name, previous last name, marital status, phone numbers and main address; change their bank information for pay checks and other deposits; view their federal tax withholding information (W4 form) and change the withholding option; and view their basic job data, including organization, position, supervisor’s name, grade, salary, performance rating and the date of last review.

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University of Virginia Poet Rita Dove Named Fellow by American Academy of Arts and Sciences

University of Virginia Commonwealth Professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove (left) is among the 195 scholars elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Class of 2006 Fellows. The scholars, including 175 new fellows and 20 foreign honorary members, were recognized for their distinguished contributions to the arts, sciences, scholarship and public affairs. Dove and the other honorees will be inducted into the 226-year-old academy at a ceremony on Oct. 7 in Cambridge, Mass. Dove has published eight books of poetry, and in 1987 received the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her book, “Thomas and Beulah.” Dove is the 26th U.Va. faculty member chosen for this honor. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
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12:30 p.m., The Style of Power Exhibit, Harrison Institute/Small Library • Speaker: Robert Self, Conservator of Architecture and Furniture, Monticello • Information: 924-6040.
     
 

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