Jan. 26, 2001
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School plans expansion to address nursing shortage
P&T's White has 'interim' tag removed
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Study revealing land-use history of Grounds
Hoping to hammer out building costs, board suggests study
Pew funds new center
New leaders must be committed to carry out 2020 plans
Boosting student leaders
Hot Links - Status of searches
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Colloquium series to focus on pragamatism
February is African-American Heritage Month
Second Graduate Research Fair set for Feb. 1-2
Stevenson studies children who remember past lives
Notable - awards and achievements of faculty and staff
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The Division of Recoverable and Disposable Resources' student education coordinator, Amanda Buck, a fourth-year English major, was selected for an all-expense-paid scholarship to the National Recycling Coalition's annual conference in Charlotte, N.C. She represented U.Va. at the College and University Recycling Council's Campus Recycling workshop. The scholarship, funded by the National Soft Drink Association, was offered to students who demonstrated environmental awareness and desire for more information.

Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore recently appointed Joe Gieck, U.Va. director of sports medicine, as one of seven new members of the state Board of Health Professionals. The board "ensures competent and qualified health practitioners deliver services to citizens in the Commonwealth," according to the announcement. Earlier this fall, Gilmore appointed Gieck to the state's Board of Physical Therapy.

Assistant professor of history Elizabeth F. Thompson's book, Colonial Citizens: Republican Rights, Paternal Privilege, and Gender in French Syria and Lebanon, won the American Historical Association's Joan Kelley Prize for the year's best book in women's history. Thompson was to accept the prize earlier this month at the AHA convention in Boston.

A Web site jointly sponsored by the School of Medicine and I.C. Axon, a developer of eLearning solutions for the health-care industry, brought home the silver prize for the best continuing medical education site at the 2000 eHealthcare World Awards held last month in New York. The site, called mypatient.com, was praised for its innovative content and design, solid structure, easy-to-use navigation and high levels of performance and interactivity. The eHealthcare World Awards recognize achievements in the creation, development and execution of health through the Web.

Associate professor of anthropology Gertrude Fraser has accepted a two-year position as program officer in The Ford Foundation's Education, Knowledge and Religion Program in New York. Fraser will take a leave of absence to join the grant-making organization in January. She will work as a program officer supporting interdisciplinary research on gender, ethnicity, race and identity; creating a new intercultural global curriculum; and encouraging activities to foster a more diverse faculty and administrative leadership in higher education.

Joan Kindig, an assistant professor in Continuing and Professional Studies, was inducted into the Children's Book Guild of Washington. Created in 1945, the guild is a professional organization of published authors, illustrators, and specialists whose primary purpose is to promote excellence in children's literature. The guild has some 80 members in the Baltimore-Washington area.


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