April 2005

Discouraging words
“The Underminer” chronicles those subtle non-jab jabs that make you feel like dirt.

White House semester
Coveted spot is just one way this student has been involved with politics and government.

Committed to diversity
At work, at home and in the community, a history professor is passionate about breaking down barriers.

Community justice
Stressing reconciliation, not retribution, in Northern Ireland.

A second year in Scotland
Kirsten looks ahead to life after Fettes.

Did You Know?

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies enrolls 14,950 students in seven education centers across the state. The Bachelor of Independent Studies program, which gives adult students an opportunity to earn a U.Va. degree by attending school at night and on weekends, currently enrolls 165 students; since its creation in 1999, it has graduated 54 students.


Of Special Note

The Engaging the Mind lecture series has four offerings in Virginia this month: Peter Onuf in Winchester on April 7, on the coming of the Civil War; Gene Block in Wise on April 12, on biological clocks; Dr. Christopher Holstege of the medical school in Orange on April 14, on chemical and biological agents of terrorism; and John D’Earth on April 29 in Fairfax on music and jazz.

 Lectures are free, but tickets are required.