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John T. Casteen III  
$2 Million in House Transportation Bill Designated for University of Virginia’s South Lawn Project

THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA’S South Lawn Project has made significant strides with the allocation of $2 million from the U.S. House Appropriation Committee for a pedestrian crossing over Jefferson Park Avenue. In announcing the allocation, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III (left) praised the work of U.S. Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr. (R-Rocky Mount), a member of the House Appropriations Committee who was instrumental in securing the funding. “This project is another example of the significant impact of his work. Projects of this nature require effective collaboration among members of the local delegation,” said Casteen. Full story.

U.Va. News Services
Community Briefing Focuses on University Building Projects, Plans

Interested community members gathered Tuesday night for a community briefing, sponsored by the University of Virginia’s Office of Community Relations, to hear reports from U.Va. officials on current and future building projects. Richard A. Kovatch, associate vice president for operations, reported on the status of the John Paul Jones Arena while University architect David J. Neuman described 15 projects that are either underway or in the planning stages on the U.Va. Grounds. Full story (including audio).

U.Va. News Services

U.Va. Engineering Professor Robert Kelly Lends His Expertise in the Design of Pentagon 9/11 Memorial

Robert KellyRobert Kelly (right), professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Virginia, will be among the family members and other guests attending a formal groundbreaking today in Arlington, Va., for the memorial to commemorate the 184 people killed when hijackers crashed an airplane into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001. Kelly, whose expertise is in corrosion, determined which stainless steel alloy would best endure the elements in a memorial design that calls for 184 simple, streamlined metal benches — one for each of the people killed during the terrorist attack. Full story (including audio).

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Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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 Lacrosse:
Three Cavs Earn Academic Recognition

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Dawn Staley Named to WNBA’s All-Decade Team

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Wigger Takes Early Lead at Eastern Amateur

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