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Colleges and universities, including UVa, will soon receive notifications telling administrators what students bought IDs from the ring. The customers could be the target of university discipline. At UVa, for example, the Honor Committee or University Judiciary Committee could consider taking action. But a UVa spokesman says the university hasn't received any information from federal prosecutors yet.
The University of Virginia is preparing to respond to a prosecutor's release of names of students who bought fake IDs from a busted Charlottesville ring.
The Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House is preparing to move into its new expanded facility early next year. The University of Virginia has offered a temporary space for the Ronald McDonald House while construction is underway, and as the staff gets used to the new facility, families are getting used to it too, as a new home for the holidays.
The University of Virginia is hosting a public forum to discuss the upcoming General Assembly session. The Wednesday forum on the Charlottesville campus is being hosted by U.Va. President Teresa Sullivan and the school's Office of State Governmental Relations.
Cousteau is co-founder of Azure Worldwide, which offers environmental expertise to clients including a skin-care company and eco-tourism ventures in Costa Rica. It has also developed, with the University of Virginia, an interactive game that simulates the Chesapeake Bay watershed, with its 100,000 rivers and streams.
Buildings that have been changed to “contributing” currently house Shenanigans, Horse and Hound, Mel’s Café, the Islamic Study Center, the former Under the Roof building and the University of Virginia’s Stacey Hall.
Students at Charlottesville High School had a conversation about immigration policy with Senator Mark Warner on Thursday. Sen. Warner spoke to the students via teleconference. It's all part of collaboration between the high school and a University of Virginia graduate class. They're working to create a curriculum on global citizenship and human rights.
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) announces $400,700 in grants is being awarded to 61 local nonprofits. The grant money is coming from the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF. Among the beneficiaries are the University of Virginia Office of Development and Public Affairs ($10,000) and WTJU ($6,000).
A delegation of 13 representatives from leading universities and study abroad programs in the United States arrived in Israel for a weeklong visit, geared toward developing new study abroad collaborations with Israeli institutions. The delegation includes representatives from Brandeis University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Emory University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, Stanford University, Tulane University, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Michigan, the University of Virginia, and Yale University, as well as the director of education abroad programs for the Institute for International Education.
Among public colleges in Virginia and Maryland, three consistently rank in the top 10 in a Kiplinger’s analysis of “best values” in the country: the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, and the University of Maryland at College Park.
The president of the Semester at Sea Cruise Ship academic program, Les McCabe, announced here on Tuesday that given to the positive results of this visit, the group will return next year for longer. Sponsored by the University of Virginia, USA, the program brought yesterday about 648 people to Havana, 568 of which are students from more than 200 universities in 42 states of the Union, most of Americans, but there are from other nations, such as Mexico and Canada.
The University of Virginia’s “warning status” has been lifted by its accreditation agency, following a number of policy changes by the Board of Visitors.
The first runner-up is the University of Virginia, for the second consecutive year. UVA has the highest four-year graduation rate on our list and the second-lowest in-state cost ($5,070, on average) after need-based aid is applied.
The day after President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro briefly shook hands in Johannesburg, Semester at Sea students in Havana readied to head home, both events symbols of the steady closing of an ocean-wide divide. A study-abroad program sponsored by the University of Virginia, Semester at Sea marked its first trip to Cuba in nine years when a cruise ship carrying 568 students docked Monday in Havana. The ship set sail for Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Wednesday.