Trish Romer, assistant director of operations for the Housing
Division, received the Outstanding New Professional Award at the
Virginia Association of College and University Housing Officers'
recent annual conference, held at Wintergeen. Romer was instrumental
in the planning for the completion of and transition to Woody
House, the new first-year dormitory, and also improved storeroom
Dr. William A. Petri of the Health Sciences Center has
been elected a fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology.
He was honored for a distinguished career in parasitology, including
research that was instrumental in identifying the microbe E. histolytiuca
as a cause of dysentery and formulating a vaccine.
Barbara M. Brodie, director of the Center for Nursing Historical
Inquiry and Madge M. Jones Professor of Nursing, recently received
the Distinguished Nurse Award for 2001 from the local chapter
of Sigma Theta Tau International, the national honor society for
nursing. The award is presented biennially and based on leadership
in education, practice, administration, and/or research. In addition,
nurses selected for this honor must help create an environment
that enhances the image of nursing, as well as participate in
the development of future nursing leaders and models of leadership.
The Council of Editors of Learned Journals recently named The
Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture,
edited by Jennifer L. Geddes, as its best new journal at
the Modern Language Association's annual meeting in December.
The journal is published by U.Va.'s Institute for Advanced Studies
Kate Burke, associate professor of drama, has been elected
president of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, Inc.,
whose membership includes voice and speech professionals from
the U.S., Canada, Europe, Britain and Ireland, South Africa, Southeast
Asia and Australia.
The editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of
Audiology has selected the work of Susan Dalebout, an assistant
professor in the Curry School of Education, and her doctoral student,
Lisa Fox, for the Editor's Award and Prize as the best article
of 2000. The article, titled "Identification of the Mismatch Negativity
in the Responses of Individual Listeners," was the unanimous choice
of the board "because it directly addressed contemporary clinical
issues of importance through exceptionally sound scholarship,
most rigorous and carefully conducted science, and impeccable
Lotta M. Lofgren, a lecturer in the English Department,
has received the American-Scandinavian Foundation's 2000 Translation
Prize for her English translation of the poetry of Swedish writer,
annual prize carries a $2,000 award and publication of part of
the translation in Scandinavian Review, the preeminent English
language periodical devoted to contemporary Scandinavian affairs
and culture. Lofgren's award is for a book-length selection of
Strindberg's poetry, with a critical introduction on his career
as a poet.
John Maciuika, an assistant professor of architectural
history at the Architecture School, was recently awarded the 2000
Research Article Prize by the German Studies Association of North
America for an article in the German Studies Review, titled "Art
in the Age of Government Intervention: Hermann Muthesius, Sachlichkeit,
and the State, 1897-1907."
Curry School professors Daniel Hallahan and James P.
Kauffman were listed among 100 "influential persons in the
development of the field of special education" in the November/December
issue of the journal Remedial and Special Education. Hallahan's
citation noted that he "applied self-monitoring technology to
enhance attention to academics in students with learning disabilities."
Kauffman was cited for "behavioral interventions in special education;
catalyst for emotional and behavioral disabilities areas; served
as conscience for the field on critical issues."