July 2nd marked the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Act, which outlawed segregation in public places based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, and made employment discrimination illegal.
A professor emeritus of the Department of English's Creative Writing Program in U.Va.'s College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, poet Charles Wright planned to spend his summer in Montana before stepping "into the void" of his new public role.
In a 10-year study by U.Va. psychology professor Joseph P. Allen, teens who tried to act cool from early age were more likely to suffer problems with alcohol and drugs, and to be rated by their peers as less competent in social relationships.