Sept. 22-28, 2000
Vol. 30, Issue 30
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'Hoo(p) dreams
Engineers awarded NSF grants in information technology
The inimitable Anthony Hopkins to receive Virginia Film Award
U.Va.'s new online finance system nearing completion
New center uses nurses' expertise

The true story of the Alderman map thief

In Memoriam
Writer's Eye competition opens Sept. 25
Hot Links - "ClarkCam"
Q&A - Turner's passion produces results for Arican-American students
Foreign TV programs offered on Grounds
Need CA$H?
Researcher to speak on DNA study of Jefferson descendants
Upstart Aussies troupe to perform in Charlottesville
After Hours - Berdel finds peace of mind and body through t'ai chi ch'uan
U.Va. among six centers studying heart disease in diabetics
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Stephanie Gross

'Hoo(p) dreams

Student 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.

The 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.

The 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.


Engineers awarded NSF grants in information technology

By Charlotte Crystal

Five 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.

U.Va. 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. Full story.


Anthony Hopkins

The inimitable Anthony Hopkins to receive Virginia Film Award

Staff Report

With 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.

The 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.

 

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