Nov. 3-9, 2000
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Sabato: And the next president will be ...
U.S. Senate campaign seen as negative but fair
Wegman shows witty films, photos, drawings and paintings
Documentary revises Disney myth
Advice for budding screenwriters
Bellah to speak on Protestantism and multiculturalism
Training women for top-level education posts
New pay plan sessions
Forums on Virginia 2020 commissions
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Conference explores pros and cons of marriage
Grounds serve as labs for class research

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

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.

The 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 Frances Lee-Vandell.

Among 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 Latino children.

Kenneth 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.


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