Oct. 1-7, 1999
$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



Awards and Achievements of Faculty and Staff

Chemistry professor James N. Demas recently received the 1999 Distinguished Service Award from the Virginia section of the American Chemical Society. The award was presented Sept. 24 in a ceremony at Whitehall-Robins's Pharmaceutical Research and Development facility.

Frederick M. "Rick" Hess, assistant professor in the Curry School and Government Department, was invited to the White House on Sept. 15 to meet with Bruce N. Reed, an assistant to the president and domestic policy advisor, other White House staffers and a select group of school superintendents to discuss leadership in the public schools.

Sociology professor Jeffrey K. Hadden and the web site he created devoted to the understanding of religious and quasi-religious organizations and movements were featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education's online version of its publication. Hadden reported that as of Sept. 14, his site received 164,500 visits on the day of publication. Site address: http:www.religiousmovements.org

Luke Kelly, professor of education, was recently inducted as a fellow into the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. This is a prestigious group of no more than 150 scholars of physical education, exercise science and kinesiology. He is the fourth Curry School faculty member to be so honored.

Leonard Scott, the McConnell/Bernard Professor of Mathematics, wrote the lead survey article for the Newton Institute Program on Representations of Algebraic and Related Finite Groups (a copy of which may be viewed at www.math.virginia.edu/~lls21.) Scott, along with Brian Parshall, the Gordon T. Whyburn Professor of Mathematics, are now editing a conference volume from a conference last year on "Representations of Finite Groups of Lie Type."


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