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
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.