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July 4-5, 2006
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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 final wax model is at left). 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 dedication ceremony, scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on July 4, will be hosted by Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoë. U.S. Ambassador Craig Robert Stapleton will speak and a delegration from U.Va. — including President John T. Casteen III — will be in attendance. 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 on Tuesday 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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U.Va. Charting a New Course for Semester at Sea Program

As Semester at Sea, the world’s first and oldest shipboard education program, set sail for a 65-day Asia/Pacific voyage on June 17, it was apparent that there was a new academic partner aboard. A U.Va. orange stripe on the MV Explorer’s (above) blue hull; University of Virginia signs placed throughout the interior academic spaces; an all orange-and-blue display in the bookstore; and the posting of U.Va.’s honor pledge in each of the nine classrooms all signified a new partnership between the Institute for Shipboard Education — Semester at Sea’s parent organization — and the University. Semester at Sea offers students a unique way to explore the globe, especially those who might not otherwise have the confidence to travel on their own to foreign cultures, according to Leigh B. Grossman, U.Va.’s vice provost for international affairs, who has overseen this joint academic partnership since its inception. Full story.

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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’
Through July 8, 7:30 p.m., Helms Theatre • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Drama Dept. • Tickets: 924-3376.

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Erin Crawford Named to Team USA for Under-23 NACAC Championships

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