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May 21-23, 2004
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Liz Dunn  
Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Liz Dunn Examines the Hidden Benefits of Interaction

EVER NOTICE THAT YOUR significant other carries on a conversation with a stranger differently than they would you? Is it more satisfying to talk with a total stranger than a romantic partner? Surprisingly enough, interactions with strangers can leave one feeling quite good, according to Liz Dunn. When interacting with strangers, a person “self-presents,” or puts their best foot forward to make a good impression. So, what does that have to say about romantic relationships? Full story.

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A Childhood Dream Come True for U.Va. Employee

A college education seemed out of reach for Katherine Thompson Jackson, who graduated from high school in 1969. Jackson, growing up the only girl among four boys, had high expectations placed upon her. Jackson’s mother firmly believed in a good education and at the time of her mother’s death, Jackson, who was 12, made a promise that would make her mother proud. On May 16, Jackson made good on her promise. The longtime U.Va. employee was among the nearly 6,000 undergraduate students who graduated from U.Va., earning her bachelor’s degree after completing U.Va.’s Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies program. Full story.

U.Va. News Services

Samar Katnani (second from left)
Arab-American Makes Peace With Her Heritage

Samar Katnani (middle row, second from left) knows the hurt caused by negative stereotyping. Part Lebanese, part Palestinian, Katnani grew up surrounded by negativity directed at her culture. Fear forced her to hide her identity — until 9/11. Seeking emotional healing, Katnani joined U.Va.’s Sustained Dialogue group, where she could share in personal experiences of other students. Katnani went on to become one of the group’s first moderators and vice-chairwomen. U.Va. is the second university to implement Sustained Dialogue, designed to improve the climate for diversity. Full story.

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Correction/Alumni News — May 18 2004

U.Va. Microsoft, Thomson Collaborate to Design New Instructional Tools
U.Va. Board of Visitors Approves Tuition and Fee Increases for 2004-05
Long Time U.Va. Leader, Ernie Ern, to Become Interim Chancellor of U.Va.’s College at Wise
Web Calendar   Super Size It: Photography Exhibit
Through Aug. 15, every day except Mon., 1-5 p.m. • U.Va. Art Museum • Info.: 924-7458.

Virginia Engineering
Examines Legacies of Two Deans — Past and Present
Quarterly magazine keeps alumni connected.

The Engineering School Senior
Thesis - 100 Years and Counting

Dean Richard W. Miksad:
A Force for Change

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