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University of Virginia’s Dr. Mark E. Shaffrey to Chair Health System’s Department of Neurosurgery

DR. MARK E. SHAFFREY, who served as professor and vice chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia Health System (left), assumed the position of chair of the department on July 1. “We are excited to have Dr. Shaffrey to lead our Department of Neurosurgery as it moves into a new era,” said Dr. Arthur Garson Jr., vice president and dean of U.Va.’s School of Medicine. “His skills as a surgeon, educator and researcher will allow us to build on the breadth of expertise already found in our department.” Full story.

U.Va. Health System/Photo: Dan Addison

 
 
U.Va.’s Law School Boasts Record Participation Level in Annual Alumni Giving

More than 51 percent of the Law School’s alumni contributed $15.2 million in total gifts for 2005-2006, setting a record for the school and almost certainly marking the highest participation rate in the country among law schools. “Our graduates play an essential role in our success,” said Dean John C. Jeffries Jr. “Today, Virginia is financed much as a private law school. We rely primarily on tuition and secondarily, but crucially, on private giving. We think the devotion of our graduates speaks volumes about the quality of their experience here.” This year’s total is the second highest in the Law School’s history, behind only the 2001-2002 campaign, when the school received a bequest of $35 million from the late David A. Harrison III, which was used to create the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professorships in Law. Full story.

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Open House for U.Va.’s New JPJ Arena Draws Thousands

More than 13,000 people turned out for Saturday’s public unveiling of the University of Virginia’s spectacular new John Paul Jones Arena (above), while media toured the impressive facility on Friday. “We believe that this is a facility that is appropriate for the University of Virginia grounds,” said Leonard Sandridge, U.Va. executive vice president and chief operating officer, during the media tour. “You know that place is important here at the University of Virginia. We are built on a tradition of believing that our facilities add value. We believe that this facility adds great value.” After nearly three years of construction, the 16,000-seat facility will officially open its doors on Aug. 1 with a performance by Cirque Du Soleil. Full story.

U.Va. News Services/Photo: Andrew Shurtleff

 
 
SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT:
C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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ALSO IN THE NEWS
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’
7:30 p.m. through Fri., 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday • Helms Theatre • Tickets: 924-3376.
     
 

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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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Track & Field:
Andrew Dumm Named to National All-Academic Team by USTFCCCA

Men’s Golf:
Sargent Shoots 74 to Start Virginia Open


Women’s Golf:
Wigger Ousted in Close Match at North and South


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