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July 24, 2006

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Laura Justice  
U.Va. Professor Laura Justice Focuses on Earlier Reading Readiness for the Youngest of Learners

ONE-THIRD OF AMERICAN fourth graders lack basic reading skills — and the percentage among children raised in poverty is much higher. Children that age have an extremely difficult time trying to recoup lost ground. Fourth graders who read with difficulty will become adults who never fully realize their potential. Laura Justice (left), a professor in the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education, has designed interventions that will help preschoolers enter kindergarten and the first grade ready to read. Full story.

Explorations/Photo: Tom Cogill

Deadline for U.Va. Teams to Sign Up for the 2006 Day of Caring Is Wednesday

University of Virginia faculty and staff have until Wednesday to sign up to participate in the 15th annual United Way Laurence E. Richardson Day of Caring on Sept. 20. This team effort serves the community in meaningful ways on a wide variety of projects at local nonprofit organizations and public schools — from clerical assistance, to working with children and seniors, to painting, landscaping and construction. Last year, more than 690 of nearly 2,000 volunteers were U.Va. employees who worked at 86 out of 200 project sites in the Charlottesville, Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson communities. Full story.

Community Relations

Alumni: A Lifelong Bond with ’Lifelong Benefits’ — Q&A with Robert Sweeney

Robert SweeneyOn the threshold of the University of Virginia’s largest endeavor yet — the $3 billion Capital Campaign — Robert Sweeney (left), senior vice president for development and public affairs at U.Va., discusses what keeps the University among the top universities in the country, the unique relationship between the institution and its graduates, what makes alumni here different from those at other schools and how the University is fostering lifelong relationships with its alumni from whome they hope to reap lifelong benefits. See Q&A.

Inside UVA/Photo: Bill Sublette

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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Heritage Repertory Theatre’s ‘Sunday’
Through July 29 • Mon.-Fri. 8 p.m, Sat. 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. • Culbreth Theatre • Tickets: 924-3376.


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Spotlights Engineering School achievements.
A monthly electronic publication of the U.Va. Engineering School.

Car Crashes Are More Deadly for Seniors; Traffic Fatalities Expected to Rise as Baby Boomers Age

Students Develop Software Solutions For Medical Problems

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Women’s Golf:
Three CavsAdvance at North and South

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Tilley, Kefale Honored by Virginia State Golf Coaches

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Virginia Receives Atlantic Coast Conference Accolades

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