Adam Reno soars past faculty defender Alexis Sherard (right) at
the Sept. 16 "Student vs. Faculty" basketball game in
Memorial Gymnasium. Reno's razzle-dazzle, along with the efforts
of the other student players, wasn't enough to win the game, though.
The Fearsome Faculty Falcons eked out the win, 63-57.
faculty team included Sherard, director of basketball administration
in the athletics department; William Harmon, vice president for
student affairs; Mark Fletcher, director of IM/Rec Sports; Laura
Justice and Glenn Gaesser, faculty members in the Curry School;
Charles Marsh, associate professor of religious studies; Carol "Stash"
Stanley, U.Va. registrar; Jason Life, assistant director of development
in the Alumni Association; and Pablo Davis, assistant dean of students,
who coached as well as played for the Falcons.
The student team was made up of nine students, selected from a raffle,
and three picked from the crowd.
inaugural game, sponsored by Student Council and the Alumni Association,
was a way for students and faculty to spend time together in an
informal setting, said Davis, who noted there's talk of a rematch.
NSF grants in information technology
engineering faculty have won National Science Foundation research
grants totaling more than $3 million for projects that seek to improve
the capabilities of the computer industry -- from software to hardware
to the Internet.
computer scientists Jörg Liebeherr, Kevin Sullivan and Kevin Skadron
and electrical engineers Ronald Williams and Barry W. Johnson are
among the first grant recipients in the country whose work will
be funded under a new strategic Information Technology Research
initiative. The program, advocated by the White House and recently
approved by Congress, supports fundamental research and innovative
applications of information technology in science and engineering.
inimitable Anthony Hopkins to receive Virginia Film Award
its theme of "Animal Attractions," the 13th annual Virginia
Film Festival this year will honor actor Anthony Hopkins, whose
role as the crafty cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, in "The Silence
of the Lambs" blurred the boundary between man and beast.
festival, set for Oct. 26 through Oct. 29, will explore medaia representations
of animals as the reflections, antagonists, victims and superiors
of humankind. Full story.