UVA Today News Briefs
U.Va. Introductory Politics Class Gets a Guest Lecture from Sen. Hillary Clinton2/11/08 - Senator Hillary Clinton made a visit to Grounds to visit politics professor Larry Sabato's popular class entitled "PLAP 101: An Introduction to American Politics" on the eve of the Virginia primary. She also fielded questions from Sabato's students, who filled the orchestra section in the jammed auditorium.
Fall Convocation Kicks Off U.Va.'s Family Weekend Oct. 26-2810/26/07 - Fall Convocation, which began at 2 p.m. on Friday at University Hall, kicked off the weekend. Dr. Arthur Garson Jr., executive vice president and provost, was the featured speaker. President John T. Casteen III presented intermediate honors to the top 20 percent of students who earned at least 60 credits of course work at U.Va. during their first two years. He also announced the winner of the Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest honor given to a member of the U.Va community.
News Story: John Lyons Inducted into French Legion of Honor9/24/07 - John Lyons, Commonwealth Professor of French, was honored for his scholarship in 17th-century French literature and culture and for encouraging students to study French, discuss his induction into the French Legion of Honor
News Story: Peter L. Rodriguez on the Federal Reserve Interest Cut9/20/07 - Peter L. Rodriguez, associate professor in the Darden School of Business, discusses the implications of the half-point cut in short term interest rates announced by the U.S. Federal Reserve on Sept. 18, 2007.
News Story: New Program Introduces Undergraduates to Arts Administration9/14/07 - George Sampson of the Department of Art describes a new multi-disciplinary program designed to introduce undergraduates to the world of arts administration.
News Story: Keith Roots Named Director of College Guide Program9/12/07 - Keith Roots, the new director of the University's College Guide Program, describes the value that the program brings to high school students throughout Virginia.
News Story: Ambassador W. Nathaniel Howell Discusses the Impending Report on Iraq Surge9/7/07 - W. Nathaniel Howell, former Ambassador to Kuwait and the John Minor Maury, Jr., Professor of
Public Affairs, discusses potential responses to the impending report on the Iraq surge.
News Story: Abdulaziz A. Sachedina Discusses U.S. Image in Middle East9/7/07 - Abdulaziz A. Sachedina, professor of religious studies and an expert on Islamic extremism, discusses the impending report on the Iraq surge and the impact on U.S. policy and its image in the Middle East.
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