do I go?
Forjindam (right) and John Wells, both resident advisers, helped
first-year students of Fitzhugh dorm on move-in day, Aug. 26.
of entering class.
Arts & Sciences
dean to step down next year
P. Leffler, dean of the University's College and Graduate School
of Arts & Sciences, announced this week that he will resign, effective
Aug. 25, 2001, to prepare for taking a visiting Harmsworth Professorship
in American History at Oxford University.
He will take up the prestigious one-year post at Oxford in the fall
of 2002. During the intervening year, Leffler, a noted Cold War
historian, will conduct the academic research necessary for his
I have mixed feelings about leaving the dean's office," said
Leffler, who has held the post since September 1997, "it is
a great honor to have won the Harmsworth, and I am delighted by
the opportunity it presents at this moment in my academic career."
Leffler plans to return to the U.Va. history faculty at the conclusion
of his Oxford appointment.
Quandt named Vice Provost for International Affairs
new high-level post has been created, that of Vice Provost for International
Affairs, based upon the top recommendation of the International
Activities Planning Commission, one of the four Virginia 2020 committees
charged with envisioning the University's third century. William
B. Quandt, the Edward R. Stettinius Professor of Government and
Foreign Affairs, has been chosen to provide the University-wide
leadership the commission believes to be a critical factor in promoting
the coordination and expansion of international activities at U.Va.
a report finalized this spring, the commission identified numerous
successful international programs at the University, but many rest
on the shoulders of individual faculty members and are not widely
known outside their sponsoring departments. This limits opportunities
for interdisciplinary participation and the sharing of successful
models among disciplines, said Quandt. Full