The Pew Charitable Trusts recently named Dr. Dean H. Kedes
of the microbiology department as one of only 20 national 2000
Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. He will receive $240,000
in research support over the next four years for his work in tumor
Dr. Lawrence H. Phillips II, vice chair and professor of the
neurology department and director of the Neuromuscular Center,
was honored May 16 as Doctor of the Year by the Myasthenia Gravis
Foundation of America. Phillips has been a member of the medical
advisory board of the MGFA since 1983 and on the board of directors
of the Virginia chapter since 1986.
Dr. Munsey S. Wheby, professor of internal medicine and
senior associate dean of the School of Medicine, was awarded the
Roanoke College Medal from the school in Salem, the highest honor
the college bestows on its alumni.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently added the University's
Energy Program, managed by Tony Motto, to its 1999 Honor
Society for energy-saving achievements. To qualify, U.Va. monitored
baseline energy data and completed a specified number of technology
upgrades that saved energy and prevented pollution. To win the
award, the University upgraded almost 4 million square feet in
82 facilities, reducing electricity consumption by 9.5 million
kilowatt hours and saving $577,000.
professor Kenneth Elzinga recently participated in a panel
discussion on "Microsoft Remedies & Beyond: Where Law, Economics
and Politics Converge" at the Washington Legal Foundation.
Other panelists included former White House counsel Lloyd Cutler
and American University law professor Jonathan Baker, former chief
of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission. Former
U.S. Attorney General Dick Thornburgh moderated the May 23 discussion.
testified in defense of Microsoft during its recent antitrust
trial, saying, "to think you are going to break up the company
on the ground that there hasn't been, but there might be, consumer
harm is extremely radical."
The Miller Center of Public Affairs has been awarded $200,000
in grants to support its Presidential Recordings Project in 2001:
$130,000 from the National Historical Publications and Records
Commission and $70,000 from the W. Alton Jones Foundation.
the grants, the center is extending its project of transcribing,
editing and publishing hitherto secret White House tapes, to include
the Roosevelt, Truman and Eisenhower administrations. Led by Timothy
Naftali, the center had already worked with the Kennedy, Johnson
and Nixon tapes. W.W. Norton and Company will publish the first
three volumes of the Kennedy tapes in early 2001, along with companion
CD-ROMs that recreate the day-to-day events in the Kennedy White
Doyle Smith, former associate director of media relations
who retired last year, is one of 10 people recently selected to
the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Members of the hall's 43rd
entering class have contributed to the sport as players, coaches,
officials and administrators.
architecture assistant professor Julie Bargmann has a land-reclamation
project that could become the model for communities struggling
with the damaging environmental effects of coal mining. A profile
of Bargmann was the first in a series on "Today's Innovators"
in TIME Magazine and on CNN&TIME on July 9.
by Bargmann and Kathy Poole, also an assistant professor
of landscape architecture, are included in the National Building
Museum's exhibit "Nature Constructed/Nature Revealed: Eco-Revelatory
Design." Poole's project, "Wet Lands: Civic Stormwater
+ Contingent Spaces," focuses on a 15-acre stormwater plan
for Carr's Hill. Bargmann's project, "Testing the Waters,"
celebrates acid mine drainage remediation, community history and
recreation for a 45-acre park in Vintondale, Pa. The exhibition
runs through Oct. 22.
Robert P. Dillman, the University's chief facilities officer,
was recently named to a two-year term on the board of directors
of the Construction Owners Association of America. Richard
Dickman, construction program manager at Facilities Management,
is retiring from the same board after serving since 1994. He was
a founding director.
emeritus of government and foreign affairs Inis L. Claude Jr.
recently delivered the commencement address at Hendrix College
in Conway, Ark. He was also the keynote speaker June 17 at a conference
in Oslo, Norway, sponsored by the Academic Council on United Nations
Studies and the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs.
The former organization presented him with an Honorable Achievement
Award for Distinguished Contribution to the International Community.
U.Va. gastroenterologist Dr. David Peura was recently appointed
to the advisory board of the National Heartburn Alliance, a newly
formed organization dedicated to improving the lives of heartburn
sufferers through education, information and support.
Linda K. Bunker, the Parrish Professor in the Curry School
of Education, was named one of three 2000 recipients of the University
of Illinois Alumni Achievement Award. Bunker earned bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degrees at Illinois, where she was also
a three-sport athlete and James Scholar. Her portrait will hang
with those of past recipients in the Illinois Union building on
the Urbana-Champaign campus.
Deborah Eisenberg, professor of creative writing, recently
won the annual Rea Award for the Short Story, established in 1986
by the late Michael M. Rea to honor a living U.S. or Canadian
writer who has made significant contribution to the short story
form. The award, sponsored by the Dungannon Foundation, carries
with it a $30,000 prize. Past winners of the award include Joyce
Carol Oates, Eudora Welty and John Edgar Wideman.
For the fourth straight year, The Campaign for the University
of Virginia received the Council for the Advancement and Support
of Education's Circle of Excellence Award for Overall Performance
in Educational Fund-Raising, a distinction no other university
Julian Bivins, assistant vice president for development
for advancement services, was elected as a trustee-at-large to
serve on the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education's
board of trustees through 2001.
Kenneth S. Abraham, the Class of 1962 Professor of Law
and the Albert C. Tate Jr. Research Professor, has received the
2000 Robert B. McKay Law Professor Award, presented annually by
the American Bar Association's Tort and Insurance Practice Section.
The award recognizes commitment to the advancement of justice,
scholarship, and the legal profession demonstrated by outstanding
contributions to the fields of tort or insurance law.