Feb. 25-March 2, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 7
Inside UVA Online
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"Charting Diversity" conference speakers encourage inclusiveness
Council created to further gender equity at U.Va.
Commerce receives $7 million gift
Exhibit envisions America's capital for the 21st century
U.Va. cleared in honor lawsuit

Curry School to continue study of local families and children as part of large-scale national effort

Leffler announces interdisciplinary programs in media, Jewish studies
Hostler blazes trails in medicine and at U.Va.
After Hours - Continuing Education producer fulfills Hollywood dreams
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Diversity in higher education: Why it matters
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In the bright play area at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Sharon L. Hostler, medical director and professor of pediatrics, chats with outpatient John Hoyne and his sister, Terry. For more on Hostler, the recipient of the Women's Center's Elizabeth Zintl Award this year, and the work of the KCRC, see Hostler blazes trails in medicine and at U.Va.

"Charting Diversity" conference speakers encourage inclusiveness

By Anne Bromley and Dan Heuchert

Debates about affirmative action often escalate into extreme rhetoric, pushing people into a corner they really don't want to occupy, President John T. Casteen III observed in his remarks opening the two-day "Charting Diversity" conference at U.Va. Feb. 18. The University's year-long study of diversity issues, which began with the conference, should be a more analytic than emotional exercise, he said.

"During this year of reflection, we seek to understand our community" and the legal issues, Casteen said, with the goal of mapping a plan of action aimed at inclusiveness. Full story.


Council created to further gender equity at U.Va.

By Nancy Hurrelbrinck

President John T. Casteen III announced last week the creation of a new University committee, the Women's Leadership Council, to examine and address matters involving women in leadership roles, in education and in the University community generally.

Proposed by the 1999 Task Force on the Status of Women, the new council will both advise the president and monitor institutional compliance with a variety of state and University equal opportunity policies. Members will be appointed this spring, with the task force members serving on an interim basis until formal appointments are made. Full story.


Commerce receives $7 million gift

By Charlotte Crystal

Bridge Information Systems, the largest provider of financial information services in North America, has given the McIntire School of Commerce real-time financial data and information services valued at $7.3 million, making the package the largest gift ever received by the McIntire School.

The gift makes possible a new, high-tech financial center, the Bridge Center for Financial Markets. The center will be equipped with 62 financial workstations, allowing students and faculty to develop portfolios, build financial models, test ideas and trading systems and watch markets and economic events unfold in real time. It will include a simulated trading room featuring BridgeStation, Bridge¹s most comprehensive package of market data, analytical tools, advanced charting capabilities and news. A capital markets room will feature workstations from Telerate Inc., a Bridge subsidiary, offering access to comprehensive capital markets data and news. Full story

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