Nov. 19-Dec. 2, 1999
Vol. 29, Issue 38
Inside UVA Online
the Newsletter for Faculty & Staff at the University of Virginia
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Alumni advise, predict and apprise public of things to come in the age of technology
Guide cites U.Va., Casteen for leadership and character development efforts
History will judge Clinton harshly, Woodward tells Miller Center crowd

Cancer Center fosters world-class research and clinical care

Slingluff team developing melanoma vaccine
The Academical Village in the Internet Age
What's in the water in Charlottesville?
Internet, the media and politics
In Memoriam
Thanksgiving staples: warm food, warmer memories
Hot Links - Plymouth Colony Archive Project
Conference maps spread of nuclear weapons technology
Artisans Bazaar set for Dec. 3-5


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Alumni advise, predict and apprise public of things to come in the age of technology

Jim Carpenter
(above) Day one of the e-summit in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium, which was filled to capacity. (below, left to right) Thomas C. Power, FCC legal adviser; Michael S. McQuary, president and COO of MindSpring Enterprises Inc.; Melvyn P. Leffler, Arts & Sciences dean; Allison H. Abraham; Richard W. Miksad, Engineering School dean; Carl P. Zeithaml, Commerce School dean; Edward A. Snyder, Darden School dean; Jeffrey C. Walker; Halsey M. Minor; Lawton W. Fitt; Timothy A. Koogle; Mark B. Templeton; U. Bertram Ellis Jr.; Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein; and Edward L. Ayers, U.Va.'s Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History, who's a visiting professor at Stanford this year, but returned for the e-summit.


Peggy Harrison

By Rebecca Arrington

Learn a computer language. Look for software applications to be free soon. Expect to cast your vote online in the near future. And say "so long" to PCs, and "hello" to computing appliances, the latest in technological tools.

Such advice and predictions flowed as freely at the first session of the e-summit@virginia as the information that wends its way round-the-clock through the World Wide Web. Leaders in the Internet industry, who also happen to be U.Va. alumni, attended the conference Nov. 12 and 13, apprising the public of things to come and offering guidance to students and budding entrepreneurs.

The Internet will be woven into people's lives much the way the telephone has been, Timothy Koogle told attendees at the session on "Forecasting the Future: Jeffersonian Principles in the Internet Age." Full story.

John T. Casteen IIIGuide cites U.Va., Casteen for leadership and character development efforts

By Ida Lee Wootten

U.Va.'s John T. Casteen III is among 50 college and university presidents recognized for outstanding leadership in student character development in The Templeton Guide: Colleges that Encourage Character Development, published last month.

Designed for students, parents and educators, The Templeton Guide also named U.Va. to its honor roll of 100 colleges and universities whose programs inspire students to lead ethical and civic-minded lives.

In naming Casteen to its list of leaders, the guide cites his commitment to the intellectual and moral development of students. It also cites his leadership in the $1 billion Campaign for the University and in the Virginia 2020 Initiative, a planning process that will enhance U.Va.'s efforts in science and technology, fine and performing arts, public service and outreach, and international activities. Full story.


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