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University Community Mourns the Death of Leonard Robinson, U.Va.’s First Diplomat-Scholar

LEONARD H. ROBINSON (left), who was appointed as the University of Virginia’s first-ever diplomat-scholar in August 2004, and who served as the president and chief executive of the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa, died at age 63 on Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C. “In his short time at U.Va., Leonard Robinson made a spectacular contribution to our international activities and, specifically, to our Diplomat-Scholars program. He will be greatly missed,” said U.Va. vice president and provost Gene Block. A mid-August memorial service is being planned in Washington at a date to be determined. Full story.

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U.Va. News Services/Photo: Tom Cogill

U.Va. Poison Center Gives Tips on What and What Not to Do if Bitten By a Snake

Central Virginia is home to two kinds of poisonous snakes — the brightly-colored copperhead and the darker, larger timber rattlesnake which tends to stay in more mountainous areas. Both poisonous snakes have elliptical pupils and triangular heads. Last year, the Blue Ridge Poison Center at the University of Virginia Health System received more than 90 calls about victims of poisonous snakebites. “The problem usually comes from people who are messing with them,” said Dr. Christopher Holstege, medical director of the poison center. If you see a snake, he advised, “Back up. Stay away from it. Don't jab it with a stick. Just go around it.” For what and what not to do if bitten, call the poison center at 1-800-222-1222. Full story.

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Classic Apparel: David Bostick Gives Birmingham Men the Tools and togs They Need to Dress Well

David BostickIt’s safe to say that most men don’t like to spend whatever free time they have at the mall shopping for clothes. That’s where David Bostick (left) comes in. Bostick, a U.Va. alumnus with a degree in Rhetoric & Communication Studies, offers a rare but increasingly popular service to the men of Alabama. Bostick is a personal clothier who travels to the offices and homes of Birmingham’s attorneys and businessmen, offering them advice on how they can dress for success. He calls his business Classic Apparel. But classic doesn’t have to mean boring. That’s what he tells his clients. “You don’t have to wear a blue suit with a red tie and a white shirt.” Full story.

A&S Online/Photo: Marc Bondarenko

C-Ville Weekly Clarification — 6/27/2006
Richmond Times-Dispatch Letter to the Editor — 5/24/2006
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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Students Develop Software Solutions For Medical Problems

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