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July 7-9, 2006

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Frank Dukes  
U.Va.’s E. Franklin Dukes Named to the Board of the Policy Consensus Initiative
E. FRANKLIN DUKES (left), director of the University of Virginia’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation, has been appointed to the board of the Policy Consensus Initiative, a national, nonprofit, bipartisan organization that works in collaboration with state leaders throughout the United States to solve difficult policy issues. Duke brings to the organization a strong understanding of local government and community involvement, including work with numerous communities on a wide range of issues including water supply, school districting, facility siting and management of park land. Full story.

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Kenny Chesney, Country Music Star, to Perform at JPJ Arena Next Month

Country music superstar Kenny Chesney will wrap up his successful “The Road and The Radio Tour 2006” in Charlottesville with a performance at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena — the first arena performance in the area for the singer — on Aug. 30 at 7 p.m. Phil Vassar and Jake Owen will open for Chesney, whose performance is presented by Starr Hill Presents and Live Nation. Ticket prices are $64.50 and $54.50 and go on sale to the general public starting Saturday at 10 a.m. at johnpauljones
, 1-888-575-
8497 or any Plan 9 ticket outlet. Members of the community can sign up for special “Keeping Up with the Joneses” email alerts for upcoming events by visiting the arena Web site.

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Jefferson in Paris: Statue of One of America’s Founding Fathers Unveiled on Fourth of July

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III (left) and Board of Visitors Rector Thomas F. Farrell (right), along with other University officials, friends, students and alumni who live in Paris, Belgium, Holland and England, attended the unveiling and dedication of a statue of Thomas Jefferson in Paris on July 4. The event was the culmination of an almost 10-year effort by U.Va. alumni in Paris, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and Guy Wildenstein, an art collector and dealer based in New York and Paris. The statue is a gift to the city of Paris from the Florence Gould Foundation, which supports French/American exchange and friendship, and Alec and Guy Wildenstein in memory of their father Daniel Wildenstein, on the occasion of the 180th anniversary of Jefferson’s death. The statue, the only public statue of Jefferson in Paris, was installed on the left bank of the Seine, not far from where Jefferson lived when he was minister to France. It sits catty-corner from the Palace of the Legion of Honor, which inspired Jefferson’s design for Monticello.

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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”
7:30 p.m., through Sat., Helms Theatre • Sponsored by U.Va.’s Drama Dept. • Tickets: 924-3376.

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Women’s Soccer:
Huffman, Keselica Named to United States Nordic Cup Roster

Field Hockey:
Mia Link and Katherine Blair Win National Championship

Doolittle Delivers Game-Winner to Lead USA by Chinese Taipei, 1-0

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