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June 27, 2006
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Joyriders vs. Jaywalkers: U.Va.’s Norton Examines a Collision of Cultures
IN EARLY 20th-CENTURY America, it was safe for pedestrians to walk and for children to play on country roads and city streets. That was until the birth of the automobile. The clash of cultures that would ensue still resonates today. “Most people living in cities didn’t think fast cars belonged in streets,” said Peter Norton, assistant professor at the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. “So when cars hit pedestrians, it was always the driver’s fault.” So how did cars come to rule the roads? Norton traces the way the word “jaywalker” played a crucial role in the battle for the right of way. Full story.
Darden’s Top-Ranked Executive Education Unveils New Programs

Ranked No. 1 in the world this year by Financial Times for faculty and course design, the University of Virginia Darden School’s Executive Education open programs will expand with two new course offerings in 2007. One of the new programs, “Teamwork and Collaboration: The Power of Cross Functional Teams,” is part of the series, “Capability Development: Individual and Organizational.” The other new program, “The Mind of the CFO: Becoming a Strategic Leader,” is part of the Executive Education series, “Capability Development: Individual and Organizational.” Full story.

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Little Sisters of Hoboken Are Back and Funnier Than Ever in HRT Production of ‘Nunsense’

The ultimate sister act, “Nunsense” is filled with so much sisterly love and good cheer that it is sure to make audiences of all faiths smile. The long running musical is the University of Virginia Heritage Repertory Theatre’s current production, with performances to be held at Helms Theatre through July 1 and July 3-8 (with no performance on the July 4 holiday). “The appeal of this show does not change with time,” said director Renee Dobson. “There will always be a place in the world for pure, unadulterated fun…and that is what this show, and this production, is all about. It’s a serious workout for the smile muscles.” To order tickets, visit the box office at Culbreth Theatre or call 924-3376. Full story.

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C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
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   The Style of Power: Building a New Nation
On exhibit daily through Sept. 30, Main gallery of the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library • Free and open to the public • Sponsored by the U.Va. Library.

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Women’s Golf:
Arseneault Bows Out at Western Amateur in Quarterfinals

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

Track & Field:
Tomika Ferguson Finishes 10th at U.S. Nationals

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