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THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA is about to become part of history in the making as one of three Virginia public institutions to be granted the highest level of autonomy possible by the commonwealth of Virginia beginning July 1. Joining U.Va. in laying the groundwork for transforming the nation’s public higher education system will be Virginia Tech and the College of William & Mary. This landmark legislation is the result of the Restructured Higher Education Financial and Administrative Operations Act passed by the Virginia General Assembly on April 6, 2005. Full story.

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Women’s Center Director Sharon Davie Named Fulbright Senior Specialist

Sharon Davie, director
of the University of Virginia Women’s Center, was recently named a Fulbright Senior Specialist of 2006-2007. As such, Davie will go to a foreign university for two to six weeks as a faculty consultant, with Fulbright funding one trip each year for five years, which she calls “an extraordinary chance to walk in different worlds.” Davie is working on a book about international women activists. The U.S. Department of State’s Fulbright Senior
Specialist program
provides short-term
academic opportunities
designed to allow faculty
the flexibility to pursue a
grant in the midst of
academic or professional
commitments. Full story.

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U.Va. Nursing Dean Jeanette Lancaster Named One of the ‘Most Powerful People in Healthcare’

Jeanette LancasterJeanette Lancaster (left), dean of the University of Virginia School of Nursing, is one of the 300 “most powerful people in healthcare” in the United States, according to a recent survey by Modern Healthcare magazine, the industry’s leading source of healthcare business news. Lancaster, the Sadie Heath Cabaniss Professor of Nursing, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and the new president of the prestigious American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is among 300 finalists (selected from a field of 9,200 nominations) for the publication’s fifth annual national survey to determine the “Top 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare.” Anyone may vote for the Top 100 online; voting will close on Friday and winners will be announced in the magazine’s Aug. 28 issue. Full story.

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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
Washington Post Correction — 01/12/2006
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ALSO IN THE NEWS
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   The Style of Power: Building a New Nation
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Women’s Golf:
Wigger Cruises to WEGA Championship

Men’s Lacrosse:
Three Cavs Earn Academic Recognition

Women’s Basketball:
Dawn Staley Named to WNBA’s All-Decade Team


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