Feb. 18-24 , 2000
IN THIS ISSUE
What's the University for? Series of speakers will address the role of higher education in a changing world
Holt book honored
University to begin drug testing for safety-sensitive positions

New book of personal essays reveals what teachers hope will last a lifetime

Q&A: Karen Van Lengen's challenge as dean
Bush stumps for involvement in politics
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
From the Desk of ... Jill Hartz, Bayly Art Museum director
Hot Links - theangle.com
In Memoriam - Dr. Wayne Stephen Cail
Gates' film gives new view of African history
TOP NEWS

  • William E. "Nick" Carter Jr., chief operating officer for the U.Va. Health System, recently appointed Marlene Bond to the newly created post of chief clinical officer while he undertakes a national search for a permanent replacement. In addition to her former duties as chief nursing officer, Bond will provide full-time oversight and coordination of patient care and hold authority over the nine senior administrators who manage the system's 12 service lines.

  • Curry School of Education dean David W. Breneman, an expert in higher education administration and finance, testified Feb. 9 before the U.S. Senatešs Governmental Affairs Committee. He was one of 10 leading educators invited to speak on matters of tuition, financial aid and student debt over the course of a two-day hearing.

  • Three U.Va. scientists have been chosen this year as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. They are Donald F. Hunt, University Professor of Chemistry and Pathology; Richard C. McCarty, professor of psychology; and Andrew P. Somlyo, Charles Slaughter Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biology. The three scientists have been elevated to this rank because of their efforts in advancing science or fostering applications that are distinguished. They will be presented with a certificate and a rosette pin during a Feb. 19 ceremony in Washington.

    Hunt is recognized for outstanding contributions to mass spectrometry, especially in the microsequencing of proteins and electron-capture negative-ion mass spectrometry.

    McCarty is being honored for his laboratory research relating to the psychobiology of stress and the interplay between genotype and the environment in the development of hypertension.

    Somlyo is being recognized for his fundamental contributions, through functional and structural studies, to the understanding of signal transduction and contractile mechanism of smooth muscle and to biological x-ray microanalysis.


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