The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy
and three U.Va. faculty members were among the awardees of National
Endowment for the Humanities grants announced recently.
VFH received $10,000 to help plan a May 2002 conference on "Ireland
McInnis, an assistant professor of art history, was one
of three faculty members who received NEH fellowships. She is
working on an upcoming book that explores how slave holders
in Charleston, S.C., employed classicism to enforce control
when necessary and to articulate the distinctions of class and
race in the face of increasing outside scrutiny.
Wattenmaker, an associate professor of anthropology, received
a fellowship to finance an eight-month sabbatical while she
finishes a book on early cities of upper Mesopotamia. The project
is based upon her excavations of a site in southeastern Turkey
and other nearby digs.
Finally, Ira Bashkow, an assistant professor of anthropology,
also received a fellowship to develop his doctoral dissertation
into a book. The project examines the Papua, New Guinea cultural
perspective of white men and the West.
Curry School professor Martha Snell was invited to serve
as an outside evaluator for Kuwait University's Educational Psychology
Department in its College of Education. Snell evaluated a proposed
special education teacher training program, the first of its kind
in the Middle Eastern nation.
Environmental sciences professor and chair James Galloway
gave the plenary address at the 6th International Conference on
Acidic Deposition, held Dec. 10-16 in Tsukuba, Japan. After his
address, "The Acidification of the World: Nature and Human,"
he met with the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and later led two
David R. Handy, a supervisor in the Housing Division's lock
shop, was recognized as the division's Employee of the Year at
its annual awards ceremony. He was credited with developing and
implementing a new division-wide system.