Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 1999
IN THIS ISSUE
U.Va. to host public forum with alumni about the future of the Internet age
Former dean Raymond J. Nelson receives U.Va.'s Thomas Jefferson Award
U.Va.'s foster families fill the breach for children in need

Conference explores ways to internationalize universities

Winston, Weaver 'rapt' up Film Festival
Sigourney Weaver on motherhood and other roles
Sharing digital resources to help teachers use technology in class
Hot Links - President's Office
Film, panelists explore 'digital divide' in computer access
After Hours - arborist Jerry Brown
U.Va. well on its way to ringing in the Year 2000 without a systems glitch
Off the Shelf - recently published books
Digital prints on display Nov. 1-29
CEO of Pew Trusts to give talk Nov. 3
TOP NEWS

Rebecca RimelCEO of Pew Trusts to give talk Nov. 3
Rimel: Women's Center 1999 Distinguished Alumna

Rebecca Rimel, president and chief executive officer of the Pew haritable Trusts, one of the nation's largest philanthropies, will visit U.Va. Nov. 3, to give a public talk and receive the 1999 Distinguished Alumna Award given by the University's Women's Center.

Rimel will speak on "Jefferson's Legacy: A Call to Civic Responsibility" at 3 p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room. She will be honored at a benefit dinner that evening.

A 1973 graduate of the School of Nursing and a Charlottesville native, Rimel began working for the Pew Charitable Trusts in 1983 and took the helm a decade later. She is often credited for her courage, vitality, dedication and integrity, among some of the traits making her an outstanding leader. She has made the Pew Trusts, based in Philadelphia, one of the most influential and innovative charitable organizations in the U.S., doubling its grant-making total since 1994 and giving out more than $210 million to 298 nonprofit organizations last year alone.

Rimel currently serves on the executive committee of the Campaign for the University, which is working toward a $1 billion fund-raising goal, and she chaired the Nursing Advisory Board from 1992 to 1997. Last year she joined the Alumni Association Board of Managers. In addition Rimel has served on the board of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation (Monticello) since 1993.

Rimel will be the ninth recipient of the Distinguished Alumna Award, established in 1991 to honor a female U.Va. graduate who has demonstrated excellence, leadership and extraordinary commitment to her field, and who has used her talents as a positive force for change.


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