Music department chair Judith Shatin's composition "Fledermaus
Fantasy" made its world premiere Oct. 6 at Cabell Hall Auditorium,
performed by violinist Karen Murray and pianist Mary Kathleen
Ernst, another music department faculty member. The piece was
part of a concert, "Sparkling Virtuosi," sponsored by
the McIntire Department of Music and the U.Va. Women's Center.
The Japanese Text Initiative, based at the University Library's
Electronic Text Center, has been named the winner of the second
annual Digital Archives Award by Digital Frontier Kyoto, a consortium
representing the city and prefecture of Kyoto, Japan, and businesses
and universities in Japan. The award is presented to a digital
project that exemplifies cutting-edge technology and rich content
in preserving world culture. The Japanese Text Initiative -- a
collaborative electronic text project between the U.Va. Library
and the University of Pittsburgh Library, with participation by
scholars in the U.S. and Japan -- puts on the Web authoritative
editions of masterpieces of classical Japanese literature in both
Japanese and English translations. It can be found at http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/japanese.
Joan Murray, associate professor of chaplaincy services
and director of pastoral education at the University Health System,
has been elected chair of the Council on Standards, Education
and Research for the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Assistant Dean of Students Pablo Davis recently received
the first annual Assistance to Non-English Speakers Award, given
by the Blue Ridge English as a Second Language Council.
award recognizes someone who "promotes feelings of community,
shared values, and mutual respect through efforts to help non-English
speakers in Central Virginia," according to BRESL president
Davis's accomplishments is the founding of the Latino Roundtable,
an organizational base for various community groups reaching out
to Latinos. He has also been heavily involved in a number of initiatives
such as First Glance, a tutoring program for middle and high school
Schwartz, associate professor of architecture, has been elected
president of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. The
organization is responsible for establishing policy and accrediting
the 131 professional degree programs in architecture throughout
the U.S. Schwartz will assume the president's role in October
2001 following a one-year term as president-elect. Schwartz has
served on the board since 1999.
The University's Madison House was selected to receive
a Governor's Community Service and Volunteerism Award in the "youth
group" category. The awards, which recognize the volunteer
contributions made by groups, individuals and families, are to
be presented Nov. 17 at a banquet in Richmond.