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May 15, 2006
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U.Va. Finals Weekend  
177th Graduation Ceremonies this Weekend; Tom Wolfe, Tim Kaine to Address Graduates

MORE THAN 30,000 people are expected to converge on the Lawn at the University of Virginia for Final Exercises on Sunday. Following the academic procession, which begins at 10 a.m., Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine will deliver the commencement address to more than 5,000 students. On Saturday, best-selling American novelist and journalist Tom Wolfe, a native of Richmond, will give the Valedictory address at 11 a.m. on the Lawn. For Final Exercises, each graduating student will receive three tickets for guest seating on the Lawn. Ticket distribution will begin on Thursday at the University Bookstore. Full story.

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U.Va. Health System Researchers Study the Cause of Atherosclerosis

Diet and obesity are key factors in atherosclerosis, also referred to as hardening of the arteries. But it’s well known that high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and diabetes can also contribute to it. This disease can cause heart attack, stroke, difficulty walking, gangrene or loss of a limb. Now, cardiovascular researchers at the University of Virginia’s Health System have discovered evidence that lymphoid structures may contribute to the development of atherosclerosis because they attract a response from the body’s immune system. Full story.

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Unearthed Cistern Gives Clues of Early Lawn Life

Steve Thompson and Mark StephenSteve Thompson (left) of Rivanna Archaeological Services LLC and Mark Stephen Kutney (right), an architectural conservator with the University Architects Office at the University of Virginia, examine a cistern found near Pavilion III after workers replaced Central Grounds water pipes last fall. An investigation shows that the underground brick tank would have been used until around the 1890s to collect rainwater from three of the Lawn buildings. After no longer being used, the cistern was apparently filled all at once sometime after 1887. Other than a Florida Water bottle and a pavilion decoration, the cistern held little else of interest. 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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