Weber to lead Cancer
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.
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
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.
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.
attracts Jefferson enthusiasts to the U.Va. Grounds
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.
Jefferson still attracts a crowd at U.Va., 174 years after his death.
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