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July 21-23, 2006
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Irina Mitrea  
U.Va.’s Irina Mitrea Bringing Middle School Girls Together to Show Them that Math Isn’t for Guys Only

THE NOTION THAT guys are better suited for math than girls just doesn’t add up for Irina Mitrea (left), assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Virginia. Armed with a five-year, $407,463 National Science Foundation Career Grant, Mitrea intends to stamp out the mindset that a woman is not capable of doing mathematics. Mitrea’s efforts begin on July 31 with a weeklong program, “Girls and Mathematics,” designed to fan the flames of enthusiasm young women might feel for math. Full story.

A&S Online/Photo: Jack Mellott

Sylvia Terry to Provide Continuity in U.Va.’s Office of African-American Affairs
Sylvia V. Terry, long-time associate dean of the University of Virginia’s Office of African-American Affairs and director of the nationally recognized Peer Advisor Program, has been appointed acting dean by Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Lampkin pending completion of the University’s internal review relative to the status of Milton E. “Rick” Turner. Turner, U.Va.’s dean of African-American Affairs, was placed on administrative leave July 14 after U.Va. received a pretrial felony diversion agreement under which Turner acknowledged that he “knowingly and willfully made a false material representation” in which he “misrepresented his knowledge of the activities of a known drug dealer.” Full story.

U.Va. News Services
U.Va. Curry Students Go Global for Higher Ed Conference

Twenty-three students in the University of Virginia’s School of Education, along with Curry faculty members, attended a symposium on globalization in higher education hosted by Shanghai Jaio Tong University in China on June 19. During the week-long conference, each student and faculty member partnered with a Chinese student, deepening and personalizing the experience for all. Session topics covered university governance, quality assurance, ranking of world-class universities and undergraduate educational reform in the United States and China. See Web site.

Curry School/Photo: Kenneth Warren

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 ‘Don’t Hug Me’
Through July 29 • Mon.-Fri. 7:30 p.m., Sat. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m, Helms Theatre • Tickets: 924-3376.

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