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Ultimate Questions: The Debate over Intelligent Design

FOR AS LONG AS humans have inhabited the earth, a burning question remains: How did we get here? The topic lends itself to hot debate and every culture has its own theory on the origin of life, whether based on science, philosophy or religion. Some give credit to Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Then there are those that believe in intelligent design theory. What is intelligent design theory and does it have enough substance to be taught in today’s science classrooms? Two centuries after the founding of Thomas Jefferson’s university, students and faculty are still questioning the interplay among science, religion and the state. Full story.

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Health System Researchers Develop a Model for AIDS-Related Cancer Study

Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus is a virus that causes Kaposi’s sarcoma, the most common cancer occurring in AIDS patients worldwide. University of Virginia Health System researchers, led by Dr. Dean Kedes, associate professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology at U.Va., have developed a model system using mice that successfully mimics viral replication seen in human patients, including infection of white blood cells with the expression of structural proteins required for assembly of whole virus particles and spead of the infection. “I am very excited about these results and the new possibilities that this model opens to develop novel ways of preventing and treating the diseases caused by this human virus,” Kedes said. Full story.

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HRT’s Latest Production, ‘Enchanted April,

The University of Virginia’s Heritage Repertory Theatre will bring its third act of the season to the stage — a production of Matthew Barber’s Tony Award-nominated adaptation of the famed novel “Enchanted April” — on Friday at 8 p.m. in Culbreth Theatre. The play, directed by Douglas Sprigg, depicts the story of four wildly-mismatched British women who head to an idyllic Northern Italian villa in an attempt to escape their dreary lives. During the course of their trip, their lives are changed forever when setting and circumstances come together to provide them with answers they didn’t even know they were seeking and illuminating glimpses of their true selves. For 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
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
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Women’s Golf:
Arseneault Fails to Make Cut at U.S. Open

Track & Field:
Erin Crawford Named to Team USA for Under-23 NACAC Championships

Field Hockey:
Kyser Helps Midwest Shutout New England, 5-0

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