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Finals Weekend 2006

Listen to the 2006 Final Exercises, including Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine's address
Hear the 2006 Valedictory Address by Tom Wolfe.
Listen to audio from Valedictory Exercises, including special awards and the Class of 2006 gift presentation.
Finals 2006
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Virginia Governor Tim Kaine Urges University of Virginia Graduates to Become Adventurers

May 21, 2006 — Under cloudless skies on the University of Virginia's historic Lawn, Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine invited members of the University's graduating Class of 2006 to be adventurers in the spirit of Captain John Smith and Lewis & Clark.

Kaine was the principal speaker for the event during which President John T. Casteen III conferred degrees on more than 6,000 graduates.

Inaugurated as Virginia's 70th governor in January, Kaine told the graduates that he would be at Jamestown the following day to help begin an 18-month celebration of America's 400th anniversary. Referring to the uncertain futures into which both Captain John Smith and the Virginia Company and later the explorers Lewis & Clark embarked, the governor commended to the students "the simple and enduring beauty of adventure, discovery and surprise."

"One of the greatest joys in life is not knowing what you'll find," Kaine said. "Embrace people you don't know, accept challenges you don't fully comprehend, live out stories whose last chapters haven't been written." MORE


News Stories on Finals 2006

Governor Tim Kaine's Commencement Address (5/21/06)

Tom Wolfe Presents the Valedictory Address (5/20/06)

Final Exercises By the Numbers (5/19/06)

Bill Gilhooly’s deep-sea research helping to redefine what life is (5/17/06)

Rescuing U.Va.’s ‘trail blazers’: Gwen Archard’s research reveals history of disabled students (5/17/06)

Undergrads pursue research in wide variety of disciplines (5/17/06)

Another notch on the educational belt of prodigy and peace advocate Greg Smith (5/17/06)

An engineer without borders: Through service and studies, Emmanuel Smadja widens educational impact (5/17/06)

Cleopatra Lightfoot steps up programs at Wise and now sets sight on a career helping others (5/17/06)

Hiring trends: Where University of Virginia grads are headed (5/16/06)

Jade Craig leaves U.Va. ‘academically strong and socially aware' (5/16/06)

preHAB designs affordable, ecological home for post-Katrina Mississippi (5/16/06)

In Todd Aman's perfect world, diversity training would be mandatory (5/16/06)

Truman scholar defers NYC job, grad school for year to do relief work in New

Phil Jackson blends business savvy with love of music (5/16/06)

Talking to Thomas Jefferson’s horse: Allison Gillen’s Lawn tours engage youth (5/14/06)

Moore follows grown-up desire to be a doctor (5/14/06)

Scholar, instructor, director, performer … Holt is ‘Everywoman’ of opera (5/11/06)

U.Va. Prepares for Graduation Weekend (5/11/06)

Gov. Timothy Kaine Named the University of Virginia’s 2006 Graduation Speaker (2/27/06)

Best-Selling Author, Pioneering ‘New Journalist’ Tom Wolfe To Speak At The University Of Virginia’s Valedictory Exercises On Saturday, May 20 (5/16/06)




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