Oct. 1-7, 1999

Ayers joins NEH council
Hypertension grant

$10 million Harrison gift to establish history institute at library
Melvin Tolson's Harlem Gallery and other works gathered in new collection
Groundswalk takes step forward; committe OKs Darden expansion

Gies to students: "It's cool to be smart"

Proffit rewarded for superb teaching
150th anniversary of Poe's death
Poet Gwendolyn Brooks and others to celebrate African-American poetry
Virginia 2020 conference to be held Oct. 14-15
Used book sale to be held Oct. 6-8
Hot Links - Virginia State Climatology Office
New scholarly journal offers forum on contemporary culture
Notable - faculty and staff

In Memoriam


Ayers joins NEH council

Edward L. Ayers, the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History, has been appointed by President Clinton to a six-year term on the National Council on the Humanities. The council advises on programs and reviews grant applications for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the federal agency that supports research and education in history, literature and other areas of the humanities.

Ayers, who is on leave at Stanford University this year, has been on the U.Va. history faculty since 1980 and specializes in Southern history.

His 1992 book, The Promise of the New South: Life After Reconstruction, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. He directs a hypermedia history archive, "The Valley of the Shadow," about two communities in the Civil War, that has been widely recognized as a promising new way to explore and learn about history. It was just published as a book and CD-ROM by W.W. Norton.


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