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
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
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."