Eileen Boris, professor of studies in women and gender, will receive
Boston University's highest alumni honor. She was selected by
the school's College of Arts and Sciences and Graduate School
Alumni Association to become a member of the Collegium of Distinguished
Alumni, in recognition of her contributions to the school and
the association. The honor will be bestowed May 20.
In conjunction with National Laboratory Week (April 3-7), three
U.Va. Health System employees were recognized with Laboratorian
of the Year awards. Honored were Sandy Ryan, for support; Lisa
Gross, for anatomic pathology; and Martha Tilman, for clinical
pathology. All three were nominated by fellow staff members.
President Clinton named Lori Graham, an assistant professor of
civil engineering, as one of 60 young researchers to receive a
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
It is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on young
professionals at the outset of their independent research careers.
federal departments and agencies make nominations for the awards.
Graham, who was nominated by the National Science Foundation,
received her award April 12 in a White House ceremony. Winners
receive up to five years of financial support to further their
studies in support of critical government missions.
U.Va. Health System nurses are scheduled to receive awards
May 8 to kick off the local observance of the Week of the
winners, all R.N.'s, are:
Excellence in Clinical Practice: Kathleen Madigan,
Pediatric Acute Care Clinic.
Excellence in Caring: Anna Miller, patient care coordinator,
Digestive Health Center.
Nurse of Distinction: Gayle Robertson, ear, nose
and throat outpatient facility, Department of Otolaryngology.
The honorees, all of whom spend the majority of their time
directly in patient care, received letters of recommendation
from colleagues, superiors and staff they supervise.
The April 4 "Notables" item listing the winners of awards
from District III of the Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education inadvertently omitted two honors won by the Television
News Office. The office received a special merit award in the
television category for "UVA Leadership," a promotional
spot typically aired at halftime of televised athletic contests;
and another special merit award in the film/videotape category
for "Getting Started at UVA," the summer orientation
video for new students.
As director of the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, Karen
Holt is often in the news. But she recently received some off-the-job
recognition, too, for a nifty "neologism."
Post columnist Bob Levey sponsors a monthly contest asking leaders
to coin a word to fit a certain definition. The March challenge:
"Regardless of age and marital status, every male does it.
When he's introduced to an attractive woman, he sucks in his gut
and puffs out his chest. This deeply rooted reflex is called ..."
Holt's entry beat out 3,000 others. Her word: "tumfoolery."
Curry School professor Daniel Hallahan recently received the Council
for Exceptional Children's Special Education Research Award. In
making the award, the council said he "has not only been
one of the most prolific researchers and scholars in special education
for more than two decades, he has also been one of the most influential."
Curry School colleague James Kauffman is a past winner of that
award; U.Va. is the only school in the country to have two faculty
members win it.
Eric R. Bredo, professor of leadership, foundations and policy
in the Curry School, was recently elected vice president of the
American Educational Studies Association, the national organization
for foundations of education.
The military recently presented the Legion of Merit, one of the
highest awards made in peacetime, to Robert S. Brown, who holds
dual professorships in the Curry School and the School of Medicine.
The award commends Dr. Brown for his "meritorious service
and dynamic leadership" while assigned as a medical officer
to the 99th regional support command.
Linda K. Bunker, William Parrish Professor of Education, was selected
as the 2000-01 Alliance School for the American Alliance for Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is the 24th elite
scholar to be so designated since 1976.
Dr. Marcus L. Martin, professor and chair of emergency medicine,
was recently inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
at North Carolina State University.
Dr. Talissa Altes, a fourth-year radiology resident and biomedical
engineering graduate student, was awarded the Young Investigator
Award for Clinical Science at the eighth annual scientific meeting
of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
She was recognized for her work using hyperpolarized helium-3
magnetic resonance imaging to view the lungs of asthmatics.
At its April 2000 meeting, the American Association for Ukrainian
Studies awarded Natalie O. Konenenko, professor of Slavic languages
and literature, its prize for best book in the field for Ukrainian
Minstrels: And the Blind Shall Sing (1998, M.E. Sharpe). The book
previously won the Kovaliv Prize, an international recognition
given by a Swiss couple.
The Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition on March 23 honored
Juanita Jo Matkins, professor of science education at the Curry
School, for her efforts to boost the success of women and minority
students in math, science and technology. Matkins penned a reader
theater production, "Women, Wife, Mommy, and Scientist,"
for teachers entering the profession.
the Waters," a plan designed by assistant professor of landscape
architecture Julie Bargmann to reclaim a former coal-mining site,
is on exhibit through Aug. 6 in the National Design Triennial
at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City. The 45-acre mine
site in Vintondale, Pa., was plagued by acid mine drainage, which
kills all life downstream. Bargmann's landscape design uses biological
processes to de-acidify the water in a public, park-like setting.
In reviewing the show, New York Times architecture critic Herbert
Muschamp called Bargmann's work "the most ambitious project
in the Reclaimed section, and one of the best in the Triennial."
The U.Va. Health System's Teen Health Center won the Charlottesville-Albemarle
Community Foundation's annual Youth Service Award. The award,
decided by a panel of nine high school seniors and announced April
25, includes a $10,000 grant. The center, open since 1991, receives
3,000 visits a year from patients between the ages of 12 and 20.
Some of the grant money will be used to fund a peer health education
program, to begin in the fall.
Two U.Va. professors were recently appointed to the state Department
of Environmental Quality's Science Advisory Committee: Wu-Seng
Lung of the Engineering School's civil engineering department,
and Aaron Mills of the environmental sciences department. According
to their letters of appointment, the State Department is seeking
"expert assistance to ensure that [it] is employing both
the best current scientific principles and is positioning itself
to evaluate and incorporate the continually evolving environmental