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July 3, 2006
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photo of wax model of TJ statue
TJ Statue to Be Unveiled in Paris on Fourth of July

THIS FOURTH OF JULY, Thomas Jefferson, one of America’s Founding Fathers and author of the Declaration of Independence, will earn yet another place in history with the dedication in Paris of a statue in his likeness. The statue, a gift to the city of Paris from the Florence Gould Foundation, and art collector and dealer Guy Wildenstein and his brother Alec in memory of their father Daniel Wildenstein, memoralizes Jefferson’s contributions to U.S.-French friendship and to his efforts to gain recognition of the fledgling democracy in Europe. The event is the culmination of an almost 10-year effort by University of Virginia alumni in Paris, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Guy Wildenstein. At left is a photo of the final wax model of the life-size statue, created by renowned French sculptor Jean Cardot, that stands approximately 10 feet high and rests on a four-foot high base. Full story.

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Public is Invited to Tour U.Va.’s Declaration of Independence Exhibit

Much 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 tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free admission and guided tours throughout the day. The exhibit is located on the lower floor of the U.Va. Library’s newest facility, the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture, and the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. Full story.

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Tomiko Brown-Nagin and Margo A. Bagley
U.Va. Law School Has Banner Year for Faculty Recruitment

Seven new hires — three first-time teachers and four from other schools, including Tomiko Brown-Nagin (left) and Margo A. Bagley (right) — make up this year’s all-star cast of faculty recruits at the University of Virginia School of Law. “With our star faculty attracting attention from law schools nationwide, it becomes ever more important to recruit the next generation of stars to succeed them. This year we’ve done just that,” said Dean John C. Jeffries Jr. Brown-Nagin, who comes from Washington University in St. Louis, served as a visiting professor at U.Va. during the 2004-2005 academic year and joins U.Va. as a professor of law and hsistory and F. Palmer Weber Research Professor in Civil Liberties and Human Rights. Bagley, an intellectual property expert, comes from Emory and Henry College to join the faculty as a professor of law and Class of 1941 Research Professor. Full story.

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Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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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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