March 31-April 6, 2000
Back Issues
Gilmore appoits three to BOV
Music department gets approval for doctoral program
Environmentally speaking

Judge, U.S. senator to receive Jefferson awards

Arata shares experiences as Fulbright in India
Fulbright fellow catches C-ville fever
Virginia Festival of the Book
After Hours - Esau's stories pick up where Jane Austen's left off
Sabbatical fellowships offered
Hot Links - summer session
Link between diabetes and heart disease being studied
Planning the community's future
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
The Paul Dresher Ensemble—fresh

The Lawn, designed by Thomas Jefferson and maintained by Facilities Management, was named one of the top 10 lawns in America by Briggs & Stratton, a manufacturer of engines for outdoor power equipment. A panel of turf management professionals, horticulturists, landscape designers and garden experts nominated noteworthy lawns, which were evaluated for their "overall appearance, lawn and garden maintenance and care philosophy, use of green space to enhance or complement the look, visual appeal, and significance of the site." The company's press release called U.Va.'s Lawn "one of the most important green spaces in the country. ... The Lawn still looks and functions much as it did in Jefferson's era -- as a vital community organized around learning." The other selections: The Alamo in San Antonio, Tex.; Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y.; George Eastman House in Rochester, N.Y.; Georgia International Plaza in Atlanta; Golden Gate Park in San Francisco; Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Mich.; Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Mont.; Magnolia Plantation and Its Gardens, Charleston, S.C.; and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

  • Associate philosophy professor Mitchell S. Green has been awarded the American Council of Learned Societies' Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Scholars. The award is given annually to nine U.S. or Canadian scholars engaged in long-term, unusually ambitious projects in the humanities or social sciences, and carries a $65,000 stipend, funded in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Green will be in residence at the National Humanities Center during the 2001-02 academic year while he completes the manuscript for his book, Expressive Meaning: Self-Expression and Self-Constitution in Language and the Arts.

  • Dr. George Beller, chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine for the U.Va. Health System, recently took office as president of the American College of Cardiology. Beller, considered a leader in the field of nuclear cardiology, will serve a one-year term as president.

  • The Information Technology and Communications team of Chip German, Terry Lockard, Sandy German and Janet Sakell won first place for the online publication "virginia.eduČ from the First Society in Computing's Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services. was picked best in the Mixed Media category, where judging focused on how multi-media publications make best use of printed and Web tools to provide integrated information.

  • Electrical engineering chair James Aylor recently received a Third Millennium Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, in recognition for outstanding contributions in his field.

  • Andrew C. Hillier of the chemical engineering department has been named one of 26 Office of Naval Research Young Investigators, selected from 178 applicants nationwide. A letter from Rear Admiral Paul G. Gaffney II, the chief of naval research, said "We believe that Young Investigators, including Dr. Hillier, are the best and brightest young academic researchers this country has to offer."



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