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June 26, 2006
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50 Years: Darden  
‘Top 50 Under 50:’ Four U.Va. Darden Alumni Among Executives Named to Prestigious Black MBA List

FOUR ALUMNI FROM the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business — Thomas Baltimore (’91), Bryan Simms (’94), Warren Thompson (’83) and William Wright (’87) — have been named to Black MBA Magazine’s distinguished list of the “Top 50 Under 50” African-American corporate executives. “Darden is extremely proud of each of these individuals,” said Darden School dean Robert Bruner. They each have made significant contributions to the success of their respective companies, to Darden and to the University of Virginia.” Full story.

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Gov. Tim Kaine Grants U.Va. Employees Added Leave Time for Upcoming Holiday

Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine has granted additional holiday time for state employees in celebration of Independence Day. Since the summer school is in session and due to the 24-hour operations requirements, the University of Virginia will not observe this additional time on July 3. Instead, qualifying U.Va. employees will see an additional eight hours credited to their leave balances as compensatory time, or float time. This additional holiday time will be credited to leave balances on July 3 and must be used within 12 months of the date earned. For questions, call the University Human Resources Leave Center at 924-1426 or 924-4404 or e-mail
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Dick Laurance
The Master Builder: JPJ Arena Caps Dick Laurance’s Career

Throughout his 18-year-career at the University of Virginia, construction wizard Dick Laurance (above) has been the foundation behind the largest of projects, steering them to completion on time and on budget, all with a smile. Laurance has overseen more than $500 million worth of construction at U.Va., starting with the $230 million hospital expansion 18 years ago and continuing through the $86 million renovation of Scott Stadium that concluded in 2001. Now, Laurance, 66, will retire upon the imminent completion of what has in many ways been his most challenging project: the $129.8 million John Paul Jones Arena. 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
Web Calendar   Are Decision Makers Getting the Kind of Intelligence They Need?
11 a.m., Miller Center of Public Affairs, 2201 Old Ivy Rd. • Speakers: Donald Wurzel, U.Va. alumnus, and John Lauder, federal government retiree • Information: 924-7236.

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Women’s Golf:
Arseneault Moves into Quarterfinals at Western Amateur

Women’s Lacrosse:
Nikki Lieb Named Player of the Year; Blair Weymouth Named Rookie of the Year

Field Hockey:
Head Coach Michele Madison Announces 2006 Schedule

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