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April 27, 2006
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Farzaneh Milani  
U.Va. Professor Farzaneh Milani One of 20 named to the 2006 Class of Carnegie Corporation Scholars

FARZANEH MILANI (left), professor and director of the University of Virginia’s Studies in Women and Gender who teaches courses in Persian literature and women’s studies, is one of 20 Carnegie Scholars receiving grants of up to $100,000 to pursue Islam-centered research themes over the next two years. As a Carnegie Scholar, Milani will focus on the topic of the physical mobility of Islamic women, especially in Iran, and how it relates to issues of freedom in many different cultures. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Jack Mellott

Renaissance Art Historian to Give Lecture Today at on Leonard da Vinci

Frank Fehrenbach, Renaissance scholar and professor of the history of art and architecture at Harvard University, will deliver the final talk in the University of Virginia McIntire Department of Art’s Spring Lecture Series. Fehrenbach’s talk on Leonardo da Vinci, “Leonardo’s Point,” will be be held today at 6 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 160. Fehrenbach, a native of Germany, is a leading authority on Renaissance art and his research covers a broad interdisciplinary focus on da Vinci’s interest in aesthetics and science. Fehrenbach is currently working on a book on animation and liveliness as central concepts in early modern art and art theory. Full story.

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Students Display De-Stereotype Day T-shirts
Don’t Stereotype: What You See is NOT What You Get

Students in a Sustained Dialogue group handed out 1,000 T-shirts to their peers, and everyone who wore them on April 26 wrote their own statements on the back to shatter stereotypes. Students from left to right and part of their sayings: Casandra Bruce, “I’m graduating from the Comm School and I’m going to work in a kitchen;” Muslim student Alaa “Lulu” Buhisi, “I have Jewish friends;” Reem Ghoneim, “I am Egyptian and I don't read hieroglyphics;” Nneoma Amadi-Obi, “I am Nigerian and I speak proper English.”

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
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   African Drumming and Dance Ensemble
8 p.m., Old Cabell Hall • Tickets: $5-$10; call the Cabell Hall Box Office at (434) 924-3984 • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Music Department.

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