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June 2-4, 2006
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Brooks Pate  
Good Vibrations: U.Va. Chemist Brooks Pate Knows Precisely How Much Clocks Do Besides Tell Time

FOR MOST PEOPLE, clocks are just a way to measure the passage of time. But for physical scientists, clocks do so much more. The clock is indispensable for timing and monitoring experiments as precisely as possible, according to University of Virginia chemist Brooks Pate (left). As part of this weekend’s reunions activities, Pate will deliver a seminar on Saturday that examines the basic principles behind clock making with an emphasis on the scientific advances that have come from better clocks and the goals for future clock makers in the fields of chemistry, physics and astronomy. The talk will also highlight the drive for improved clocks in computing, electronic warfare and global positioning systems. Full story.
See Full Coverage of Reunions Weekend.

A&S Online/Photo: Jack Mellott

Spend ‘An Evening with James Taylor’ at U.Va.’s John Paul Jones Arena

As part of his 2006 summer tour, James Taylor, pre-eminent singer and songwriter of the 1970s, will perform at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena on Aug. 17 at 8 pm. “An Evening with James Taylor” will highlight the music of an artist whose career has spanned four decades and has included inductions into the Rock and Roll and Songwriter’s Halls of Fame. Tickets for the event will be available to the general public starting Saturday at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at,
or any Plan 9 ticket
outlet. Full story.

U.Va. News Services

Engineering School Lowering Barriers to Foreign Study

It takes more than just technical skills to become a successful engineer. They also need to be able to work in environments in which other considerations — social, economic, environmental and cultural — affect project outcomes, said P. Paxton Marshall (left), professor of electrical and computer engineering and associate dean for undergraduate programs at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. Marshall, along with Dana Elizey (center) and Zongli Lin (right), are among engineering faculty members who are working to better prepare tomorrow’s engineers by exploring new ways to encourage study abroad opportunities among the school’s undergraduates. Full story.

International Activities
Fourth in an Ongoing Series

Inside UVA/Photos: Dan Addison and Jack Looney

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
Web Calendar   Assessing the War on Islamic Extremism
Fri., 5 p.m., Miller Center of Public Affairs, 2201 Old Ivy Rd. • Speaker: Tim Naftali, U.Va. • Free and open to the public • Information: 924-7236.

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Track and Field:
Andy Biladeau Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Men’s Lacrosse:
Cavs Roll Over U-Mass. 15-7 to Win National Title

Men’s Tennis:
Devvarman Falls in NCAA Singles Final

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