the mystical arts
courtesy of Bayly Art Museum
Buddhist monks travel around the world sharing their music and
making vivid, intricately designed mandalas by pouring colored
sand through narrow straws to performing sacred dances, monks
from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India devote their
lives to learning the mystical arts of Tibet. They will bring
their talents and treasures to Charlottesville in the coming
Bayly Art Museum
exhibit, on display through Jan. 14, features sacred objects
from His Holiness the Dalai Lama's collection and ancient
artifacts from Drepung Loseling, Tibet's largest monastery,
along with color photographs of Tibet and objects made by
Tibetan refugees in India and Nepal.
monks will create a sand mandala in the museum between Nov.
28 and Dec. 3. Visitors are invited to see the mandala, a
symbolic depiction created to invoke the blessing of the healing
Buddha, take shape and be destroyed -- an act of devotion
and attention whose ephemerality is central to Buddhist thought.
See Tibetan arts and culture to come
the changing leadership means for the University
is an art, "a performing art," according to Darden School
professor Alexander B. Horniman, an expert on organiza- tional behavior
and managerial psychology.
a year, several high-level academic-administrative posts at the
University will need to be filled: Peter W. Low is stepping down
as vice president and provost, as are Robert Scott, dean of the
Law School, and Melvyn P. Leffler, dean of Arts & Sciences. Jay
Lemons is taking a new presidential post and leaving U.Va.'s College
at Wise. In addition, two new vice presidential positions are being
established under Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Leonard W. Sandridge. And there are a half dozen other new leaders
who have recently taken the helm of areas such as the Architecture
School, the Division of Information, Technology and Communication,
and the Dean of Students office. It's safe to say the University
will go through a major transition in leadership.
a series of articles, Inside UVA will examine some of the unique
aspects of academic leadership and speak with some of the University's
most distinguished leaders before they step down from those roles.
new CEO or president of a private company can make dramatic changes
in a short time, but a university is a more stable [environment],"
said Horniman, a senior fellow at the Olsson Center for Applied
Ethics. The structure and function are going to stay in place, because
there will always be an educational mission. There is a distinctive
academic culture, however, with its own procedures and rituals that
successful academic leaders need to work with in order to be effective,
he said. Full