Several University media and publications professionals were recognized
in the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's
annual District III Advancement Awards competition. The honors
were presented in late February in Atlanta.
news officer Ida Lee Wootten received the grand award in
the media relations project category for her entry, which detailed
how U.Va.'s News Services Office and an external public relations
firm raised awareness of the dangers of meningococcal meningitis
among college students and the availability of an effective vaccine
that protects against the disease.
The School of Nursing's alumni magazine, The Virginia Legacy,
was selected as a special merit award recipient in the external
newsletters program category.
University's annual "President's Report," published
by the University Publications Office, received an award
of excellence in the Annual Reports II category.
Law School Publications Office's Information and Application
Book for 1999-2000 received a special merit award in the student
Health System Development received an award of excellence
in the educational fund-raising project category for "What's
Next: Medicine and You in the New Millenium."
University Development Office received two awards of excellence.
The Historic Gardens and Grounds case statement (designed by Julie
Wheeler and written by Bill Sublette, Mary Hughes
and Heather Thomas) was honored in the fund-raising publications
category, and the firstname.lastname@example.org materials (designed by
Leslie Doughty and produced jointly with the University
Relations Office) were honored in the direct mail category.
College of Arts & Sciences received a special merit award in the
direct mail category for its annual fund solicitation package,
written and designed by Amy Balser Blumenthal and Lori
Cwalina of the Arts & Sciences Development Office and Marsha
Vayvada of Folio Design, and photographed by Tom Cogill.
The American Society for Microbiology awarded U.Va.'s Dr. Robert
J. Kadner a Wellcome Visiting Professorship in the Microbiological
Sciences for the current academic year. He will be hosted this
month by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at McGill
University in Montreal. The visiting professorship allows Kadner,
the Norman Knorr Professor of Microbiology and vice chair of U.Va.'s
Department of Microbiology, to spend five days on McGill's main
campus engaged in teaching and discussion with students, staff
Three U.Va. teams won medals in the University Continuing Education
Association's annual publications competition. Writers Roseann
Parks and Evelyn Welch and designer Elaine Melton
earned a gold medal in the general catalog or tabloid, one or
two colors class for the Charlottesville Regional Center-Spring
2000 Course Offerings directory. Two teams took medals in the
brochure, one or two colors class. Writer Tom Dowd and
designer Bill Bricker won a silver for "The English
Country House," while writer Marilyn Roselius and
designer Melton took bronze for "Landscape Gardens of Virginia."
Facilities Management staff members recently passed requirements
to be registered roof observers, as conferred by Roof Consultants
Institute, an international professional association based in
Michael L. Crawford, roofing/sheet metal supervisor with
facilities operations, and Peter R. Thorsen, project manager
with facilities planning and construction, are the first at U.Va.
to earn the designation, which has only 310 qualifiers in the
U.S. and Canada. Crawford and Thorsen passed a rigorous five-part
examination addressing overall roofing knowledge and specific
Daniel Duke has been named the Curry School of Education's
Outstanding Professor for 2000. He was selected by the Curry School
Foundation's awards committee, which also named Edwin (Ned) Logan
as the year's Distinguished Alumnus and Rebecca Burbach as the
Outstanding Community Member.
The University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, the professional education
fraternity, recently inducted Curry School dean David W. Breneman
into its membership.
The New York Chamber Symphony recently debuted music professor
Walter Ross' Trombone Concerto No. 2 at Lincoln Center.
The March 13 performance, in the center's Alice Tully Hall, was
part of the symphony's All-American Premieres III program.
The University's Sexual Assault Education Office has awarded four
$250 grants to U.Va. faculty members to incorporate information
about sexual assault and domestic violence into their courses.
Receiving the 1999-2000 Teaching Grants were: Lisa J. Berke,
assistant director of the American Sign Language Program; Emily
Drake and Mary Gibson of the School of Nursing; Eileen
Boris, professor of studies in women and gender; and Dr.
Ralph Riviello, M.D. and Sarah Anderson, director of
the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners Team. Grant applications for
the 2000-01 academic year may become available this month, pending
the availability of funding. For information, contact Claire Kaplan