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May 3, 2006
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Roseanne Ford  
University of Virginia Graduate Students Awarded Prestigious National Science Foundation Fellowships

ELEVEN UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA graduate students have been selected to receive financial support in 2006-2007 through the National Science Foundation’s esteemed Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The funding is nationally competitive and geared toward students in the early stages of research-based master’s and doctoral programs. “Good grad students definitely bring us recognition, and they’ll do so more and more as we work to strengthen our reputation as a top research university,” said Roseanne Ford (left), U.Va.’s associate vice president for research and graduate studies. Full story.

Research News/Photo: Andrew Shurtleff

U.Va.’s Cato Laurencin Honored for Contributions to Materials Science

Dr. Cato Laurencin, chair of the University of Virginia’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and professor of biomedical engineering and chemical engineering at U.Va., has received the Clemson Award for Contributions to the Literature from the Society for Biomaterials for his work in engineering science. Board certified in orthopaedic surgery, Laurencin is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has lectured throughout the world in the areas of shoulder surgery and biomaterials science and has been an instructor in shoulder surgery at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Orthopaedic Learning Center. Full story.

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Benjamin J. Lambert, Dr. Louis W. Sullivan and John T. Casteen III
University of Virginia Joins Virginia-Nebraska Alliance

The University of Virginia on Monday officially joined the Virginia-Nebraska Alliance, a partnership between colleges in the two states that was created to expand the ranks of minority health professionals and researchers nationwide. This program is the newest addition to a number of U.Va. programs, including separate initiatives in the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing, that aim to increase student and faculty diversity and to address “areas of concern for all sorts of underserved populations,” said U.Va. President John T. Casteen III (right), shown with state senator Benjamin J. Lambert III (left) and Dr. Louis W. Sullivan (center), chairman of the alliance, at a signing ceremony in the Rotunda Dome Room. Full story.

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
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