July 7-20, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 22
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Weber to lead Cancer Center

By Suzanne Morris

Michael Weber was named the new director of the U.Va. Cancer Center last month. He is currently a professor of microbiology and the Weaver Professor of Oncology at U.Va.

"We are very pleased that Michael Weber has agreed to lead the University of Virginia Cancer Center. He is one of the nation's most outstanding cancer researchers. Our shared goal is to take the Cancer Center to the top five in the United States, and he is just the person to get us there," said Dr. Robert M. Carey, dean of the School of Medicine.

The former director, Dr. Charles E. "Snuffy" Myers Jr., stepped down to pursue research toward a cure for prostate cancer, which he was diagnosed with in February 1999. It is currently in remission.

Weber joined the faculty in 1983. As the associate director for development since 1987 and associate director for laboratory research since 1990, Weber has already had significant roles at the Cancer Center. Full story.

Conference attracts Jefferson enthusiasts to the U.Va. Grounds

A detail from the cover of the booklet produced for the June 22-25 symposium on "Thomas Jefferson and Slavery" shows the U.Va. founder (left) and Isaac Jefferson, a slave who became a blacksmith and later overseer of Monticello in 1797. He was the only slave ever to hold this position there.

By Dan Heuchert

Thomas Jefferson still attracts a crowd at U.Va., 174 years after his death.

More than 60 Jefferson enthusiasts from across the country -- including a celebrated Stanford University student whose parents live at a certain prestigious Washington address -- gathered recently at the University for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies' annual Jefferson Symposium. The four-day program opened June 22 and featured some of the world's leading Jefferson experts lecturing on "Thomas Jefferson and Slavery." Full story.


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