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Bradford Wilcox  
Fathers Play a Critical Role in Protecting Kids and Communities from Abuse and Crime, Report Fidns

IN A WORLD OF continuous change, one thing holds true — children whose fathers live in the household and are married to the children’s mother are less likely to end up in dire straits than children of single-parent homes. “Children who grow up with their fathers in a married household are significantly less likely to be sexually abused, to end up in prison or to become pregnant as a teenager,” according to research by University of Virginia assistant professor of sociology W. Bradford Wilcox (left). Wilcox is the co-author of “Why Marriage Matters, Second Edition: Twenty-Six Conclusions from the Social Sciences,” a recently published report by the Institute for American Values that summarizes social scientific literature on marriage and fatherhood. Full story (including audio).

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Sorensen Institute to Host Conference on Political Blogging this Weekend

The University of Virginia’s Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is bringing together political bloggers from across Virginia to its second annual Summit on Blogging and Democracy in the Commonwealth. Participants will discuss technology and the political process at the two-day summit, which will be held at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration on Fri., June 16, and Sat., June 17. Speakers will include Lt. Governor Bill Bolling, Attorney General Bob McDonnell and blog pioneer Jerome Armstrong. For more information, visit

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U.Va. Student Team Wins National Advertising Competition

A team of five students representing the University of Virginia — from left to right, Karen Land, Jennie Averbook, Erin Fromherz, Zoe Chen and Cathy Sposato — took first place over other finalist universities in the National Student Advertising Competition, sponsored by the American Advertising Federation and held in San Francisco June 11-13. Land, Averbook, Chen and Sposato are recent graduates from the McIntire School of Commerce. Fromherz is a recent graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences. The student team was advised by Jack Lindgren (right), U.Va. professor of banking and area coordinator for marketing. Full story.

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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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Women’s Basketball:
Lindsay Hayward Plans to Transfer

Women’s Golf:
Three Cavaliers Named to ACC Academic Team

Track & Field:
Erin Crawford Earns All-American Honors at NCAA Championships

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