Dec.8, 2000-
Jan. 11, 2001
Back Issues
Arts & Sciences gets $20 million gift
Ernie Ern to bow out with the year 2000
After Hours - Off U.Va.'s clock, surgeon operates as sculptor

Not just small talk about the weather

Religious Studies has multiplied like loaves and fishes at U.Va.
Fogarty part of Vatican's study of pope's role in WWII
Ochs urges Jews to take a fresh look at Christianity
In Memoriam
President's Report now available
Hot Links - "Censored: Wielding the Red Pen"
President John T. Casteen III's Holiday Open House
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Lemons' legacy: Wise leader with a personal touch
West's quest: cultural continuance of Native American peoples

Dr. George A. Beller, chief of cardiology at the U.Va. Health System, received the 2000 James B. Herrick Award of the American Heart Association's Council on Clinical Cardiology on Nov. 14 in New Orleans. The award, consisting of a medallion and citation, honors a physician whose scientific achievements have contributed significantly to the advancement and practice of clinical cardiology.

On Nov. 13, Rita Dove was one of four honorees to receive a Lion Medallion at the New York Public Library's 2000 Library Lions benefit. The other three honorees included Philip Roth, Maurice Sendak, and Susan Stroman. The medallions honor "an outstanding group of individuals whose accomplishments have enriched the lives and served as an inspiration to millions."

Dr. Brian Wispelwey, professor of internal medicine at the School of Medicine, was one of 47 physicians nationwide selected by medical students for the 2000 Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award, which annually honors medical school faculty physicians embodying the finest qualities in a healer who teaches healing. Honorees were nominated based on five defining characteristics of humanism in medical education: positive mentoring skills, compassion and sensitivity, collaboration, community service activity and observance of professional ethics.

Shirley M. Roberts, interior design manager for the University Health System, was elected president of the Association of University Interior Designers for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1 at the annual conference held in October at Iowa State University. Roberts has held various offices, including board member, treasurer and first vice president.

Curry School professor Daniel L. Duke presented a case study, "Designing a Place for Problem-Solving: The Center for Applied Technology and Career Exploration," at a Nov. 7-10 international conference on "Innovative Alternatives in Learning Environments," held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The conference was co-sponsored by the American Institute of Architects and its Dutch equivalent.

Dr. Greg Townsend, assistant professor of internal medicine at the University Health System, and a patient from the Charlottesville area were featured Dec. 1 in an MTV program marking the 13th annual World AIDS Day. "Staying Alive 2," a half-hour documentary, as a collaboration between UNAIDS, the World Bank and MTV. It featured the personal testimonies of six young people living with HIV/AIDS in six different countries, in the hope of educating the MTV audience and encouraging viewers' participation in education, prevention and support projects in their own communities. For information, visit the Staying Alive Web site at


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