April 7-13, 2000
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Jamison: greater public awareness of suicide needed
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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.

Senior 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.

The University's annual "President's Report," published by the University Publications Office, received an award of excellence in the Annual Reports II category.

The Law School Publications Office's Information and Application Book for 1999-2000 received a special merit award in the student recruitment category.

University 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."

The 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 e-summit@virginia.edu materials (designed by Leslie Doughty and produced jointly with the University Relations Office) were honored in the direct mail category.

The 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 and faculty.

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."

 Two Facilities Management staff members recently passed requirements to be registered roof observers, as conferred by Roof Consultants Institute, an international professional association based in Raleigh, N.C.

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 roofing systems.

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 at 982-2774.


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