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May 23, 2006
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Adventure, Discovery, Surprise Mark Final Exercises

Jessica C. Fowler (left) and Alexander W. Stolar (center), and  V. Shamim Sisson CALLING THE CEREMONY the University's "most joyful occasion," President John T. Casteen III conferred degrees on more than 6,000 graduates of the University of Virgina at Sunday's Final Exercises, held under cloudless skies on the historic Lawn. In his remarks to the Class of 2006, Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine urged graduates to embrace "the simple and enduring beauty of adventure, discovery and surprise," and to be adventurers in the spirit of Captain John Smith and Lewis & Clark. Full story and complete coverage of Final Exercises and the Class of 2006.

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Holston High School in Damascus, Va., traditionally sends about 50 percent of its graduates to some form of higher education. This year that figure is more than 85 percent, including one accepted at the University of Virginia. The reason for this dramatic increase is the University of Virginia College Guide program, now completing its first year. The guides are 14 U.Va. 2005 graduates who spent the past year working in nine Virginia public school districts, bringing fresh perspectives about the college and the application process to students who might not otherwise pursue higher education. Full Story.

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The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality certified the University of Virginia's Parking and Transportation department as an “environmental enterprise,” or “e2,” making it the first U.Va. division to receive that distinction, and only the second e2 unit at any university in the state. The e2 certification is earned when the DEQ approves an organization’s environmental management system (EMS), an action plan based on “investigating the source and preventing pollution before it occurs rather than abatement after pollution occurs,” explained Larry Simmons, the deputy regional director for the DEQ, during the ceremony. Full Story.

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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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