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JULIE BARGMANN, associate professor in the School of Architecture, has been called the "reigning beauty queen of brownfield remediation" and the "fairy godmother of industrial wastelands." Time magazine and CNN have named her one of the most influential people of the 21st century. That's because Bargmann believes the role of a landscape architect is not to prettify old industrial sites but to redefine their beauty through absolute stewardship, where history tells a story, asphalt becomes mulch and slag is the new green. Full story

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In keeping with its mission to facilitate diversity, the University of Virginia recently hired a director of graduate student diversity programs in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. U.Va.’s School of Medicine (SOM) has been working since the early nineties to diversify its graduate student population with the help of a unique Summer Research Internship Program (SRIP). The SRIP offers undergraduate students an exceptional opportunity for experiential learning in the field of biomedical research. The program targets underrepresented minority students but is open to students of all backgrounds. Interns are selected through a competitive application process. Full story.

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One of the advantages of attending an engineering school at a national research university like U.Va. is being exposed to the latest developments in the field. Taking courses from professors who are actively involved in cutting-edge research provides a front-row seat at the discoveries that will define the century. The School of Engineering and Applied Science goes a step further, encouraging undergraduates to leave the audience and take their place on center stage, working closely with faculty members and graduate students to make their own contributions. Full story.


Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006

U.Va. Celebrates 177th Final Exercises, May 20-21
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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Men's Tennis:
Three Cavs Advance to round of 16 at NCAA Individual Championships

Women’s Basketball:
Aisha Mohammed Signs With Virginia

Men’s Baseball:
No. 7 Seed NC State Holds On to Defeat No. 3 Seed Virginia, 4-3

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