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FULL BOARD MEETING

Friday, April 14, 2000

4:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Dome Room, The Rotunda

AGENDA

I. ACTION ITEMS (Mr. Casteen)

A. Establishment of the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professorship in Law

B. Renaming of the Distinguished Professorship in Neurosurgery as the John A. Jane Professorship in Neurosurgery

C. Naming of the Medical Center Child Care Center as the Malcolm W. Cole Child Care Center
I. A. Establishment of Professorship Approval to establish Professorship in School of Law

ROBERT E. SCOTT DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN LAW

BACKGROUND: The extraordinary show of support for the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professorship in Law is indicative of the esteem in which Mr. Scott is held. Over 250 donors - alumni, friends and members of the Law faculty - have contributed to the Scott Chair.

Mr. Scott, who has been Dean of the School of Law since 1991, has been a member of the faculty since 1974. He was born in India, the son of Methodist missionaries, and took a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1965, a J.D. from the William and Mary Law School in 1968 and an S.J.D. from the University of Michigan in 1973. He held the Albert Clarke Tate, Jr. Professorship in the School of Law in 1991-92 and he is currently the Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Professor of Law and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law.

Mr. Scott has a national reputation as a scholar and teacher in the fields of contracts, bankruptcy, and commercial transactions. His wife, Elizabeth, who is a University Professor, also teaches in the School of Law and in fact has been a member of the faculty since 1988. She is an alumna of the College of William and Mary (B.A. '67) and the University (J.D. '77).

DISCUSSION: The President will propose the establishment of the Scott Professorship.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE ROBERT E. SCOTT DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN LAW

WHEREAS, Robert E. Scott joined the faculty of the School of Law in 1974; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Scott has been Dean of the School of Law since 1991; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Scott, currently the Lewis F. Powell, Jr., Professor of Law and the Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law, has a distinguished national reputation as a scholar and teacher, having been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in recognition of these achievements; and

WHEREAS, an extraordinary number of Dean Scott's friends and associates, and alumni of the School of Law, have contributed generously to create a professorship in his honor;

RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors establishes the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professorship in Law, in the School of Law, and joins the many donors to the professorship in applauding the achievements of Dean Scott.



I. B. Renaming of the Distinguished Professorship in Neurosurgery

RENAMING OF THE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN NEUROSURGERY AS THE JOHN A. JANE PROFESSORSHIP IN NEUROSURGERY

BACKGROUND: The Board of Visitors in 1985 established the Distinguished Professorship in Neurosurgery, primarily with gifts from Mr. John C. Hagan and an anonymous donor. After the professorship was created, a number of Dr. John Jane's friends, colleagues and former residents contributed to the professorship with the understanding that as Dr. Jane neared retirement, the chair would be renamed in his honor.

An immensely respected and gifted surgeon and teacher, Dr. Jane joined the faculty of the School of Medicine in 1969 as Alumni Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He took an M.D. from the University of Chicago in 1959, interned at the Royal Victoria Hospital at McGill University in Montreal, did a junior residency in neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Clinics and a fellowship in neurophysiology at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

In 1961, he was a research assistant at St. George's Hospital and the National Hospital at Queen Square in London; while there he conducted his seminal work on the natural history of intracranial aneurysms. Following that he was a research associate at Duke University and completed a senior neurosurgical residency in 1964 at the University of Illinois Neuropsychiatric Institute. He took a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1967 and he became Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 1965.

Dr. Jane has been a vital force in shaping the study and practice of neurosurgery. His particular clinical and research interests have been in the treatment of severe head injury and disorders of the spine; in 1995 he received national recognition for the spinal operation he performed on Christopher Reeve, the actor.

The immediate past President of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, Dr. Jane has been the editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery since 1993. He has received numerous awards and honors.

Dr. Jane is currently the Co-Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the David D. Weaver Professor of Neurosurgery.

DISCUSSION: The President will propose the renaming of the Distinguished Professorship.

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

RENAMING OF THE DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORSHIP IN NEUROSURGERY AS THE JOHN A. JANE PROFESSORSHIP IN NEUROSURGERY

WHEREAS, the Board of Visitors in 1985 established the Distinguished Professorship in Neurosurgery; and

WHEREAS, Dr. John A. Jane has been a member of the faculty of the School of Medicine since 1969 and Chair or Co-Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery from that date forward; and

WHEREAS, Dr. Jane is a most distinguished and gifted surgeon and teacher with an international reputation; and

WHEREAS, since the creation of the Distinguished Professorship in Neurosurgery, colleagues, friends and former students of Dr. Jane have made gifts to the School of Medicine in anticipation of the Distinguished Professorship being renamed in honor of Dr. Jane;

RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors renames the Distinguished Professorship in Neurosurgery the John A. Jane Professorship in Neurosurgery in honor of the contributions Dr. Jane has made to research, teaching and the practice of neurosurgery, and commends him for these contributions.



I. C. Naming of the Medical Center Child Care Center

NAMING OF THE MEDICAL CENTER CHILD CARE CENTER AS THE MALCOLM COLE CHILD CARE CENTER

BACKGROUND: In the early 1980's a child care center was established at the Blue Ridge Hospital in response to a need for day care for children of staff across the Health Sciences System. It has been particularly important as a factor in recruiting and retaining nurses and other health care professionals.

Malcolm W. Cole, who took a degree from the University in 1966, became the Director of the Child Care Center in 1990. He expanded the Center to meet growing demands for its services and when it became apparent that the Blue Ridge Hospital was to be closed, he led efforts to have it relocated to a site convenient to the Medical Center. A place was found on Estes Street, two blocks east of the Medical Center, and Mr. Cole made detailed plans for what will be a "state-of-the-art" facility. The new Child Care Center is to open this month; it is very much a result of his vision and perseverance.

Mr. Cole took an M.A. at the College of William and Mary and started and operated a school in San Rafael, California for twenty years. He returned to the University and to his native Virginia in 1990 to run the Child Care Center at Blue Ridge.

Mr. Cole died on January 19, 1999.

DISCUSSION: The President will propose the naming of the Medical Center Child Care Center .

ACTION REQUIRED: Approval by the Board of Visitors

NAMING OF THE MEDICAL CENTER CHILD CARE CENTER AS THE MALCOLM W. COLE CHILD CARE CENTER

WHEREAS, Mr. Malcolm W. Cole, an alumnus of the University, became Director in 1990 of the child care center established a few years earlier at the Blue Ridge Hospital; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cole soon realized that the Child Care Center would have to be relocated when the Blue Ridge Hospital closed; and

WHEREAS, largely because of Mr. Cole's vision and perseverance, plans were made to build a new Center on Estes Street, close to the Medical Center; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Cole died on January 19, 1999; and

WHEREAS, the new Center is to open in April, 2000;

RESOLVED that the Board of Visitors names the Child Care Center the Malcolm W. Cole Child Care Center in honor of Mr. Cole's work on behalf of the Center and of his vision of what it should be.

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