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Ronald Taylor named Inventor of the Year

University of Virginia scientists who have won patents since Jan. 1, 1999
'The need is overwhelming': Law student takes lead in providing volunteer services
Machinist grinds out long career, piece by piece
Lacrosse team celebrates Finals a day late
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U.Va. CMC Telethon set for June 3 and 4
Flanagan leaving the University
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
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A new library exhibit aims to delight the child in all of us
New pay plan employee information sessions

Francesca Floriani, assistant professor in art history, has been awarded the J. Paul Getty Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. The award, which carries a $35,000 stipend, is made annually to about 15 scholars worldwide in the early stages of their careers, allowing them to pursue interpretive research on topics that make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. Floriani will remain in Charlottesville while she completes the manuscript for her book, The Order of Maps: Art, Science and Humanism in Renaissance Italy.

English professor Herbert "Chip" Tucker is among 41 scholars from the U.S. and eight other countries chosen to be a fellow at the National Humanities Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C. for the 2000-01 academic year. The fellowship allows the scholars to work individually on research projects in the humanities and exchange ideas in seminars, lectures and conferences. Tucker's project is titled "The Proof of Epic in Great Britain, 1790-1910."

Kandioura Drame, associate professor of French, was elected April 15 as vice president of the African Literature Association.

Frederick M. Hess, who holds a joint appointment as an assistant professor of both education and government and foreign affairs, is one of 30 professors nationwide to win a National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship. Hess plans to use the fellowship, valued at $45,000, to continue his work on how competition induced by school choice affects urban school systems.

Anita K. Jones, chair of the computer science department and the Virginia 2020 Commission on Science and Technology, was elected vice chair of the National Science Board earlier this month. She has served since 1998 on the board, which is the governing body of the National Science Foundation. It is made up of 24 industry and academic leaders, appointed by the president and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for six-year terms.

Art From the Land: Dialogues With the Kluge-Ruhe Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art recently won an honorable mention in the American Association of Museums' Publications Design Competition. The book, designed by free-lancer Maureen MacKenzie-Taylor, was honored in the category for books published by museums with budgets under $500,000. It is available for sale at the University Bookstore and at the collection's permanent home at 400 Peter Jefferson Place on Pantops Mountain.

Luba Louise Ivanov, assistant professor of nursing at the U.Va. Health System, has been granted a Fulbright Fellowship to travel to Russia for the 2000-01 academic year. She will help develop a course and a certification program in community and public health nursing for the department of nursing at the Saint-Petersburg Medical Academy for Postgraduate Studies. Ivanov's work will encourage health promotion and disease prevention, relatively new concepts in Russia.


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