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Thomas Jefferson Foundation, UVa name '12 honorees

Wednesday - 2/29/2012, 10:56am  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia has announced the 2012 recipients of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals, the highest external honors given by the Charlottesville school.

The 2012 recipients include Spanish architect Rafael Moneo and former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell. Also receiving the honor is Jessica Tuchman Mathews, the president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

The awards are jointly sponsored by the school and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the nonprofit that owns and operates Monticello. They will be conferred during the school's Founders Day celebrations, held around Thomas Jefferson's birthday on April 13th.

Recipients are expected to attend ceremonies in the Rotunda as well as a dinner at Monticello.


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