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July 23-25, 2004
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‘Teachers for a New Era’ Work to Strengthen Education
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AS IS THE TEACHER, so is the school. After critical examination of thousands of student records throughout various cities and states, Carnegie Corporation of New York found that the quality of the teacher in the classroom is essential to student achievement. In an effort to facilitate teacher reform — and thus school reform — “Teachers for a New Era” was launched to strengthen and develop new programs for teacher preparation. In 2002, U.Va. was among the first four schools to receive a TNE grant of up to $5 million over five years, with hopes that at the end of the investment, U.Va. will “be seen as having established the standards for best practices in educating professional teachers.” Full story.

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Employees Can Review Their Financial Portfolio

Fidelity Investments will hold individual consultations on retirement investments and strategies with U.Va. employees July 28-29. Learn how to evaluate your current investments, what your distribution options are and how to simplify your portfolio. Full story.

Inside UVA


Claire Kaplan, U.Va.’s sexual assault education coordinator, knows all too well the discrimination that exists surrounding gay couples. Kaplan is a gay faculty member whose partner can’t get health benefits or adopt their daughter, since it is illegal in Virginia for anyone other than married couples to do so. Kaplan also has concerns that a new law prohibiting civil unions and contracts between people of the same sex may pose serious consequences for the University. Full story.

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Claire Kaplan
Correction/Alumni News — May 18, 2004

Correction/AP —
May 14, 2004
U.Va.’s Terry Holland, National Figure in College Athletics, Steps Down
BOV Coverage: Diversity Commission’s Plan; Faculty Hiring; $3 Billion Campaign Announced

BOV Backs Salary Supplements for Faculty, Staff
Web Calendar   War After the War: What Washington Doesn't See in Iraq
Fri., 11 a.m., Miller Center of Public Affairs, 2201 Old Ivy Rd. • Speaker: George Packer, Iraq correspondent for The New Yorker • Free and open to the public.

McIntire Exchange
Features the Best of the Commerce School.
Online publication highlights the ideas and achievements of talented faculty and students.

The Good News and the Bad News About Globalization

CMIT: Top Speakers, Real-World Agenda

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Zimmerman Continues His Impressive Play With the USA Baseball National Team

Men’s Soccer:
Virginia’s 2004 Recruiting Class Ranked 16th in the Country

Meet the Team Day Set for Aug. 19

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