Sept. 3-9, 1999
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Program aims to make high school students lifelong voters
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Getting religion via the Web

Get on TRAK to look up administrative info

Nobel Prize winner Soyinka to lecture
Spectrum Theatre presentation
Football perks
Richardson lecture kicks off Medical Center Hour
Employee's child receives scholarship
Notable

Fall semester commences Sept. 1

How to have a good meeting
Nostalgic note cards on sale soon

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Notable

Awards and Achievements of Faculty and Staff

Environmental Sciences professor George Hornberger won the 1999 Excellence in Geophysical Education Award of the American Geophysical Union. The award was established in 1996 to acknowledge a sustained commitment to excellence in geophysical education by anindividual or group.

Zongli Lin of Electrical Engineering received an Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award of $100,000 for each of three years. Only 21 faculty members in fields as diverse as Chemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Ocean Engineering and Psychology received the award from more than 200 applicants. This program is designed to recognize young scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise for outstanding research and teaching careers.

Engineering professor William A. Wulf, along with his students Dee Weikle and Sally McKee, won the Best Paper Award at the Sixth International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunications Systems in Montreal for their paper, Caches as Filters: A New Approach to Memory Hierarchy Analysis.

Paul Gold, Commonwealth Professor of Psychology, was appointed by Gov. Jim Gilmore to the Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Commission.

Education professor Robert McNergney has been appointed the 1999-2000 chair of the Technology Committee of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In addition, he has been appointed to an advisory board affiliated with the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory in Oak Bridge, Ill. The board will assist NCREL in integrating technology in programs at teacher-education colleges. n Alon Confino, associate professor of History, was awarded the Humboldt Fellowship to conduct research in Germany, and is spending the 1999-2000 academic year in Berlin.

Curry Professor David Perrin was awarded the National Athletic Trainers' Association Research and Education Foundation's William G. Clancy Jr. Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research.

Mary E. Ropka, associate professor of research in the Department of Health Evaluation Sciences and associate professor of Nursing, is the co-author of a book recently named one of the best books of 1998 by The Nurse Practitioner journal. The book is HIV Nursing and Symptom Management by Ropka and A.B. Williams.

Julie Novak, the Theresa A. Thomas Professor of Nursing, was recognized at the 20th Annual Conference of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Practitioners for "Outstanding Dedication and Service."

Instructor in Nursing Audrey E. Snyder has been named president of the 1999 Emergency Nurses Association Virginia State Council.

Kenneth W. Thompson, the J. Wilson Newman Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, received a Special Edward Weintal Prize Award for 1999 from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

Director of Community Relations Dolly Prenzel, who formerly headed the University's Purchasing Department, was recognized by the Virginia Association of State College and University Purchasing Professionals at their annual meeting in April for her founding of VASCUPP and leadership in decentralization.

Richard Guy Wilson, professor and chair of Architectural History delivered the commencement address at Salve Regina University, in Newport, R.I., in May. He also received an honorary fine arts doctorate.

Maureen Weiss, professor and director of Sport and Exercise Psychology in the Curry School of Education, was recognized as one of the top four alumni from the Department of Kinesiology at Michigan State University over the past 100 years. She spoke at the Kinesiology Centennial Scholarly Symposium in May. The symposium and banquet preceded the conference, "Youth Sports in the 21st Century."

The Japanese government has awarded The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star to the late Edward W. Hook Jr., for his outstanding contributions to the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Science Program. The award, bestowed posthumously, was presented by the Japanese ambassador to the U.S. to Hookıs wife, Jessie, at the Japanese embassy in Washington in early June.


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