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U.Va. Professors Help Teachers Connect with Students
Joseph Allen, Robert PiantaDESPITE ALL THE effort that goes into developing curricula and standardized testing, ultimately it’s the high-quality teacher that steers students on the path to academic success, according to University of Virginia psychology professor Joseph Allen (left) and education professor Robert Pianta (right). Thanks to a $1.25 million grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, Allen and Pianta are combining their expertise — Allen’s in adolescent social development and Pianta’s in teachers’ professional development — to pinpoint what the best teachers know intrinsically: how to reach their students and make individual, personal connections with them. 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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Top Off the Fourth with a Tour of the University Library’s Declaration of Independence Exhibit
Declaration of IndependenceMuch more than fireworks displays and family gatherings, the Fourth of July represents America’s declared independence from Britain and the birth of Democracy. Visitors can view one of only 25 surviving copies of the Declaration printed on the night of July 4, 1776, at the University of Virginia Library’s permanent exhibit, “Declaring Independence: Creating and Recreating America’s Document,” which will be open to the public on July 4 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission and guided tours throughout the day. The exhibit highlights the collection given by U.Va. alumnus Albert H. Small and also includes printings of the Declaration through history, letters and documents from the 56 signers, and a 13-minute documentary film showing the story of the events that led to the founding of this country. Full story.

U.Va. News Services
C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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   Heritage Repertory Theatre’s ‘Nunsense’
Fri., 7:30 p.m., Helms Theatre • Tickets: 924-3376 • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Drama Dept.

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

Virginia’s Horn Playing For Russian National Team

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

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