March 3-9 , 2000
IN THIS ISSUE
Housing rates increased; rector backs more active role for board
Provost staff and other offices moving
Speaking up: Senate initiative takes faculty expertise to Virginia's citizens
Industrial wastelands seen as parks in the rough
Book Festival
March 22-26
Religion and biomedical ethics

Scholars awarded Fulbright grants

Notable
Take our Advice
Hot Links
Clarification
In Memoriam
TOP NEWS
  • U.Va.'s Certificate in Classroom Technology Applications program, designed to enhance teachers' ability to use technology in the classroom, has received national recognition from the Learning Resources Network. Linda Linnartz, director of the Roanoke Center for Continuing Education, received a plaque and recognition from LERN at its national meeting in December in Washington. Developed by U.Va.'s Continuing Education, the program was one of 20 recognized for excellence in the field of lifelong learning. Begun in the spring of 1997, it has served an estimated 10,000 teachers in kindergarten through 12th grade across Virginia.

  • Jeffrey O'Connell, the Samuel H. McCoy II Professor of Law, was recently named as one of "The Lawyers of the Century" in an article in The American Lawyer magazine. O'Connell was cited, along with his co-author and former Harvard University law professor Robert Keeton, for his research and writings in the area of tort reform. "As academics, they invented no-fault auto insurance," the magazine noted. Because there are no lawyers, judges or juries involved, no-fault insurance has been credited with both simplifying the insurance claims process and relieving taxpayers and the court system from being bogged down with auto insurance claims.

  • The Best Special Issue award from the Council of Editors of Learned Journals was presented to New Literary History for its issue on "Ecocriticism" (Summer 1999) at the Modern Language Association/CELJ session in Chicago in December. This is the sixth CELJ award New Literary History has received, an honor unmatched by any other journal. The journal was founded as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration of U.Va. in 1969 and is published quarterly.

  • Barbara Parker, professor of nursing and director of the Center for Nursing Research, recently received the 2000 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Southern Nursing Research Society. The award recognizes the contributions of an individual whose established program of research has enhanced the science and practice of nursing in the Southern region of the United States.

  • Lori M. Kaufman, research associate in electrical engineering's Center for Semicustom Integrated Systems, has been promoted to senior member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. Senior member is the highest professional grade for which application may be made and requires experience reflecting professional maturity.

  • After serving 18 years as the first and only director of Clemons Library, James Self will become the full-time director of the University Library's management information services, a position he has been handling part-time for three years. He will continue in both posts until a new Clemons director is hired. A search committee has been formed to look nationally for candidates. Contact Diane Walker at 924-4606 or dpw@virginia.edu for information.

  • President Clinton recently appointed Edward L. Ayers, the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History, to a six-year term on the 26-member National Council on the Humanities, which serves as an advisory board to the chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities, making recommendations on policy and grants. Ayers is currently a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

  • Economics professor Kenneth G. Elzinga recently participated in a panel discussion on the breakup of Microsoft during a Washington forum sponsored by the Progress & Freedom Foundation. The Feb. 25 forum, "Creating Competition in the Market for Operating Systems: Remedy Options in the Microsoft Case," featured four economics professors from around the nation and former Federal Trade Commission chair James C. Miller III.

  • Edward Doyle Smith Jr., retired associate athletic media relations director, has been named the 2000 recipient of the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association Distinguished Service Award. The award honors outstanding service to college athletics in Virginia. Smith was cited for his overall work at U.Va., and specifically for his contributions to the sport of lacrosse.


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