Sept. 15-21, 2000
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Mellon estate gives $20 million for prostate cancer research
Medical School adopts new, integrated curriculum
Going for the gold

Hot Links -- University Library's new home page

Casteen talks about changing leadership at the University
Faculty Senate looks at how to enhance University's excellence with diversity
New GI clinic for women, staffed by women, opens
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
In Memoriam
Garrett gets governor's award
'Charlottesville Collects' opens at Bayly
Group forming
Film on Paul Bowles kicks off Film Society's season
Off the Shelf

Shao-Chuan Leng, Compton Professor of Government Emeritus, died Sept. 4 after a serious illness. Born in China in 1921, Leng came to the U.S. in 1945, and took graduate degrees at Yale and at the University of Pennsylvania. He taught at U.Va. for over 40 years, publishing 10 books and dozens of articles on law and politics in China and Taiwan.

Leng and his wife, Nora Leng, were generous supporters of the Miller Center of Public Affairs, and were key to establishing the Center's C.K. Yen Chair of Chinese-American Relations. Said Kenneth Thompson, former director of the Miller Center, "Tony Leng brought good humor, solid friendship and unwavering integrity to the center. He occasionally advised secretaries of state and spoke out for standards and fairness in university affairs. His writings on Chinese law were cited in China and Taiwan. He taught hundreds of Asian students, bringing them into his home. He was the complete scholar, an example of quiet dignity in a troubled world."

Memorial contributions may be made to: The Miller Center Foundation of the University of Virginia, P.O. Box 400406, 2201 Old Ivy Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22904-4406; or to the Charlottesville Catholic School, 200 Four Seasons Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22901.

 


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