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U.Va. engineering internsTHIS SUMMER, twelve University of Virginia students have served as public policy interns in Washington, D.C., participating in a broad array of internships in government agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, and in the legislative and executive branches of the federal government, including the House Science Committee Research Subcommittee and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Today, they will present their research projects at a symposium at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington. The students will give 20-minute presentations, with the first one beginning at 10 a.m., and the last one beginning at 4:20 p.m. The presentations are open to the media and to the public. Full story.

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Darden Alum James Cheng Pledges $1 Million for New Scholarship Fund

More students from Asia will now have an opportunity to experience the culture of the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, thanks to a $1 million scholarship fund created by Darden School alumnus James S. Cheng (MBA ’87) and his wife, Jeanette Wang, of McLean, Virginia. The income from the scholarship fund will be used to attract the best and brightest students from Asia by providing a two-year scholarship to MBA students who have accepted admission to the school. “Asia is very important to the future of the Darden School,” said Darden Dean Robert F. Bruner. “With the help of Jeanette and Jim Cheng, our aspirations for future generations of students move closer to fulfillment.” Full story.

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Virginia Film Festival to Preview ‘Little Miss Sunshine’

Follow the Hoover family, one of the most endearingly fractured families ever seen on motion picture screens, as they trek from Albuquerque to the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in Redondo Beach, Calif., to fulfill the deepest wish of seven-year-old Olive, an ordinary little girl with big dreams. Along the way the family must deal with crushed dreams, heartbreak and a broken-down VW bus, leading up to the surreal Little Miss Sunshine competition itself. The Virginia Film Festival will present a free preview screening of “Little Miss Sunshine” on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. in Regal Downtown Mall Cinema. Full story.

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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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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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Virginia’s Meet the Team Date Set for Aug. 17

Women’s Golf:
Arseneault Wins Iowa Amateur

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Former U.Va. Standout Michael Culver Guarantees First Win for Pro Team

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