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Laura Justice  
U.Va. Education Professor Laura Justice Among this Year’s Presidential Research Award Recipients

LAURA M. JUSTICE (left), a clinical speech-language pathologist at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education who specializes in research on early language and literacy skills, has become the first education scientist — and the second U.Va. researcher — to receive a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award, considered the highest national honor for investigators in the early stages of highly promising academic careers, was presented to Justice and 55 other researchers by President George W. Bush at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on July 26. Full story.

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Executive Educaton at Darden to Offer New Course on Organic Growth this Fall

University of Virginia Darden School of Business professor Jeanne M. Liedtka, who is also executive director of the Batten Institute, will lead a new executive education course this fall on the white-hot business topic of organic growth. The program, “Leading Organic Growth: Growing a Business from Within,” is designed for middle and senior managers responsible for top- and bottom-line growth from new businesses, as well as general managers who wish to hone their skills at leading growth, and for individuals engaged in the process of creating new businesses in an established firm. Executive Education open enrollment programs are ranked No. 1 in the world by Financial Times magazine for faculty and course design. Full story.

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Robin White (left), Carol Larson
 
‘Super Saturday’ Workshop Honored as ‘Innovative Practice’

Robin White (left), project manager of the University of Virgnia’s Access UVA financial aid program, and Carol Larson (right), director of financial aid at Piedmont Virginia Community College, two primary organizers of the “Super Saturday” financial aid workshop cosponsored by U.Va. and PVCC, stand with their poster describing Super Saturday at the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators conference on July 6 in Seattle. The first-ever “Super Saturday,” held on Feb. 4, 2006, in Charlottesville, received kudos by NASFAA as one of four “innovative financial aid practices” from across the nation. Full story.

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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   Contemporary Collage
On exhibit through Aug. 27, U.Va. Art Museum • Tues.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. • Free and open to the public.
     
 

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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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Cavaliers Sellout Season Ticket Allotment for Third Straight Year

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Cohen Reaches Quarterfinals of Futures Event

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Virginia to Participate In 2006 San Juan Shootout


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