Architecture professor W.G. Clark and associate professor
Charles Menefee are featured in a monograph of their architectural
design work. The book, Clark and Menefee, was written by Richard
Jensen, assistant professor of architecture at Syracuse University.
Assistant professor of music Kyra D. Gaunt has received
a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship that will allow her
to complete a manuscript tentatively titled, Learning to Be Some
Body: Girls Games, Musical Blackness and an Ethnomusicologist
in the Making (under contract with New York University Press).
She will be on educational leave as a visiting scholar in the
Performance Studies Program at New York University during the
2000-01 academic year.
William H. Fishback Jr., a retired special adviser to President
Casteen and current lecturer in the English department, has been
elected to the Washington & Lee University Board of Trustees.
Fishback is a 1956 graduate of Washington & Lee, and was U.Va.'s
top media relations officer for 25 years. He also serves on the
founding boards of the Center for Governmental Studies and the
Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership, both at U.Va.
Gov. Jim Gilmore appointed Joe Gieck, director of sports
medicine, to the state's Board of Physical Therapy. The board
assists the Board of Medicine in the qualification, examination,
licensure and regulation of physical therapists and physical therapy
Stanley Trent, associate professor of curriculum, instruction
and special education in the Curry School, is Alpha Phi sorority's
2000-01 National Professor of the Year. Nominated by U.Va. students
Janna Glover and Melissa Neuner, Trent will receive a plaque and
a cash award.
University of Virginia Police Department has received two
national and one state award for its efforts in traffic and pedestrian
safety. The department received a special Judges Award for bicycle
and pedestrian safety from the International Association of Chiefs
of Police, through the organization's "Chiefs' Challenge"
program. The U.Va. Police also won a third-place award in its
category for its overall performance in the national Chiefs' Challenge,
and a second-place award in the state of Virginia's Chiefs' Challenge.
The awards recognize many efforts, including a pilot bicycle safety
program that started last year; work to improve sidewalks and
sidewalk lighting; the Escort Service; improved signage and control
of bike routes; and safety seminars, brochures and posters.