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UVa arts vice provost to step down in January

Thursday - 9/27/2012, 1:36pm  ET

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The University of Virginia's first vice provost for the arts will step down in January.

Elizabeth Hutton Turner has served in the position since 2007 when it was created. Her five-year term ends in January.

The university said Thursday that a search for Turner's successor began this week.

Turner also is a professor of modern art at U.Va. The university says she will take a two-year leave in January to work with the Terra Foundation for American Art, where she will serve as vice president for collections and curatorial affairs.

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