Nov. 5-11, 1999
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NEWS COLUMN
Harrison Awards will spotlight teaching
Protecting forests

Upcoming e-summit Nov. 12-13
e-summit conference to consider Jeffersonian principles in the Internet Age
U.Va. alumni leading the Internet revolution will fill panels at e-summit conference
Nobel Laureate Williams returns, challenges students to activism
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff

Research reveals people overestimate slopes, heights

In Memoriam
Hot Links - interactive map
Commission holds retreat to consider needs for fine and performing arts
Sky-watchers converge at U.Va. observatories on "public" nights
Drake describes progress of search for extraterrestrial intelligence
Rent-a-Rower for outdoor chores
TOP NEWS

Harrison Awards will spotlight teaching

Three $10,000 awards will be given to instructional faculty who, in the previous academic year, demonstrated extraordinary excellence, creativity and commitment in the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge in the classroom.

The grants are made possible by the Harrison Fund for Presidential Initiatives, established in 1996 by David A. Harrison III, one of the University's most generous supporters.

Each vice president may nominate up to six candidates. One award will be made to recognize undergraduate teaching; one to recognize graduate teaching; and one to recognize overall excellence in the classroom. Although the primary focus is teaching, nominees are sought whose accomplishments include the integration of research and scholarship into the learning environment. Nominations, due Nov. 15, should be sent to the President's Office. Awards will be announced by Dec. 1.


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