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Robert Reynolds  
Virginia Colleges and Universities Collaborate to Plug K-12 Schools into Super-Fast Networks

A NEW PROGRAM co-sponsored by a group of Virginia research universities — including the University of Virginia — and the Virginia Community College System will allow schools, museums and libraries connected to NetworkVirginia to connect to either the National LambdaRail or Internet2 or both at no additional cost. “It provides enormous capacity to support scientific research for the nation’s top research universities, supercomputing centers, and federal research laboratories,” said Robert Reynolds (left), vice president and chief information officer at the University of Virginia and chair of the Mid Atlantic Terascale Partnership. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

Anne Reynolds Holt

Following her passion for opera, University of Virginia distinguished interdisciplinary studies major Anne Reynolds Holt (above) combined music, history, English and drama to create a major in dramaturgy, an area of study that focuses on applying historical, cultural and literary research to play and opera production, a major that is not offered at U.Va. The scholar, instructor, director and performer will walk the Lawn on Sunday, after which she will pursue an M.F.A. in theater directing to develop her performance skills and a Ph.D. in theater studies to enhance her academic interests. Full story.

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Bill Moore
Bill Moore Follows His Desire to Be a Doctor

It was never a childhood dream of Bill Moore (above) to become a physician. It wasn’t until after Moore grew up, earned a Ph.D. in chemistry, married and began a family that he realized that medicine was where his heart really was. The 35-year-old father of two will realize his dream this weekend as he graduates from the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine. He and his family will soon begin the next phase of their lives as they relocate to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where Moore will begin a residency in emergency medicine. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Dan Addison

Allison Gillen
Allison Gillen’s Creative Lawn Tours Engage Youth

Allison Gillen (above) has always wanted to be a teacher and her enthusiam for education was evident all through her time as a student at the University of Virginia. Gillen has tutored Charlottesville students in the Head Start program, worked as a substitute teacher in area elementary schools and led children’s tours as a University Guide. After Gillen graduates from the Curry School of Education on Sunday, she will take her enthusiasm and creativity to the Chesapeake school system where she will begin as a teacher this fall.  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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