April 14-20, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 13
Inside UVA Online
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Judges at the first Graduate Research Exhibition, held April 10 and 11, listen to a presentation by astronomy student Michael Siegel. The judges for the physical sciences area were (back to front, counterclockwise) Josh Kempner, one of the graduate students who helped organize the symposium, Milton Brown, from chemistry, Grant Goodell, from environmental sciences, and Robert Jones, from physics. The group awarded Siegel second prize. See the Graduate Student Research section.

U.Va. teaching awards given to and for inspiring minds

By Robert Brickhouse

Seven U.Va. professors and five graduate teaching assistants, admired for their extraordinary dedication and ability to inspire, will receive the 2000 University-wide awards honoring outstanding teaching.

This year's recipients, selected by a committee from many nominations backed by vivid testimonials from students and colleagues, were honored April 12 in the Rotunda at the ninth annual "In Celebration of Teaching" banquet, hosted by President John T. Casteen III and Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low.

As always, the choices were both difficult and inspiring for selection committee members, said Vice Provost Barbara Nolan, who coordinated the awards process. "The winners the committee chose reflect in many different, individual ways the dedication and skill of our faculty as whole. Although we can honor only a handful of teachers each year, these awards also always celebrate the countless daily teaching achievements of all our professors and graduate instructors." Full story.

Electronic archive projects receive $1 million from NEH

From staff reports

Six U.Va. projects, most having to do with digital preservation of historic archives, received just over $1 million in funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities spring round of grants, the NEH announced this month.

The University's total of $1.01 million was second only to $1.3 million awarded to Columbia University. In all, the NEH doled out $30.5 million to 295 applicants in the second of its three funding rounds for the 2000 fiscal year.

The spring grants included $18.8 million in preservation and access grants. All five of U.Va.'s major awards came in that area. Full story.

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