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May 1, 2006
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John T. Casteen III  
U.Va.’s Casteen Addresses Compensation Issues at Faculty Senate Meeting, Notes ‘Alarming’ Disparity

IN HIS REPORT TO the University of Virginia Faculty Senate on Friday, President John T. Casteen III (left) continued the discussion of competitive compensation and living wage issues for both University entry-level employees and employees of contractors who work at U.Va. Casteen called “alarming” the disparity between the entry-level wages for classified staff set by the state and those set by the University. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Ian Bradshaw

U.Va. Joins with Black Institutions in Health Profession Partnership

The University of Virginia officially joined the Virginia-Nebraska Alliance, a unique partnership aimed at increasing the diversity of the nation’s health care professions, at a ceremony today from 10:30-11 a.m. in U.Va.’s Rotunda Dome Room. Participants in the event includeed State Sen. Benjamin J. Lambert III, Dr. Louis Sullivan, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III and other U.Va. administrators. The alliance includes Virginia’s five historically black colleges and universities as well as other Virginia schools and the University of Nebraska.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

Craig Pratsch
U.Va. Engineering Program Sends Students to Brazil

Craig Pratsch (above), a systems and information engineering student at the University of Virginia, was one of five U.Va. students who traveled to Brazil last summer with the U.S.-Brazil Cognitive Systems Engineering Exchange Program. The program brings together undergraduate engineering students from two American universities (U.Va. and Ohio State University) and two Brazilian universities (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul) to work together in Brazil and the United States on joint projects. The students showcased their work publicly at the IEEE Systems and Information Engineering Design Symposium held at U.Va. on Friday. Full story.

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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
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