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May 12-14, 2006
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U.Va. Architecture Students Compete to Rebuild New Orleans
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An internal grant program at the University of Virginia is giving choice young faculty in the sciences, engineering and medicine a career boost. The Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST) Distinguished Young Investigator Grant program is administered through the Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies and aims to reward faculty in their first three years at U.Va. with funding for their research proposals. Recipients of 2006 FEST grants are (from l-r): Jill Venton, Xiaowei Lu, Ben Calhoun and Silvia Salinas Blemker. Full story

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Digestive specialists at the University of Virginia Health System have found that a protein called TL1A plays an important role in the development of inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Their findings may give researchers a new target for future therapies for Crohn's disease, which affects about one million people in North America. The research, with colleagues at the Alexander Fleming Biomedical Sciences Research Center in Vari, Greece, is published in the May 12 online edition of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Full story

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U.Va. Alum Warner's Documentary Revives 'Golden Era of NASCAR'
Racer-turned-filmmaker John W. Warner IV (right), who retired from racing in 2001, returns to the sport with a major documentary chronicling the early and unsung decades of NASCAR history. "The Golden Era of NASCAR," Warner’s four-and-a-half hour documentary, premiered last October at Charlottesville’s Virginia Film Festival. Warner’s passion for racing began while he was still an undergrad at U.Va, roaring his "hot rod" down Charlottesville streets. His father, U.S. Sen. John W. Warner (Law ’53), warned him, "You’re a good driver, but you’re going to kill yourself." Following his father’s advice, Warner went on to racing school, then to a series of amateur wins and top-10 finishes among the pros. Full story

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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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First Floor Gallery (downstairs), Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library • Exhibit includes rare botanical prints and other nature-related materials, including woodblock prints from Pietro Andrea Mattioli's 16th-century botanical works. • Information: 924-6040.

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Virginia Registers 3-0 Win Over Virginia Tech in ACC Tournament

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