The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants recently
selected David LaRue, associate professor of accounting
at the McIntire School of Commerce, as the Outstanding Accounting
Educator of the Year for 2000. The award was presented in recognition
of LaRue's excellence and innovation in classroom teaching, his
motivation and advising of accounting students, and his active
involvement in the accounting profession. An expert in international
taxation, taxation of corporate mergers and acquisitions, and
forensic accounting, LaRue also recently was named McIntire's
new director of graduate accounting programs.
The American Journal of Nursing has selected three textbooks authored
by U.Va. School of Nursing faculty for their list of the most
valuable texts of 2000. Dean Jeanette Lancaster's Community
and Public Health Nursing, co-authored by Marcia Stanhope,
received the No. 1 rank in the field of community and public health.
Since its first edition in 1984, eight U.Va. faculty and clinicians
have authored or co-authored chapters in the text, in addition
to graduate students and former faculty who have worked on the
book. In the area of nursing education and continuing education,
the Nos. 1 and 2 placements went to Jeanne Novotny, editor of
Distance Education in Nursing and co-author of A Nuts and Bolts
Approach to Teaching Nursing.
James Galloway, chair of the Department of Environmental
Sciences, is the February "Steward of the Month," as
chosen by the Virginia Center of Stewardship. He is featured on
the organization's Web site, http://www.sustainableusa.org/va/.
U.Va.'s Division of Recoverable and Disposable Resources
was awarded the Virginia Recycling Association's Environmental
Excellence Award for Institutional Recycling Program of the Year.
were impressed by the division's slogan, "There are better places
for education dollars than filling a hole in the ground." Other
winning points included record-keeping, an innovative approach
to increasing diversion totals, and the descriptive video on compact
disc distributed to all students at the start of the new academic
year, according to VRA Board of Directors member Benji Brackman,
who also served on the award selection committee. The award was
presented Feb. 7 to Colette Sheehy, vice president for management
and budget, by Facilities Management officials and the U.Va. recycling
Cammy Brothers, assistant professor of architectural history
in the School of Architecture, has been awarded a Villa I Tatti
Fellowship. The Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for
Italian Renaissance Studies, is situated on the hills outside
of Florence and each year nominates 12 to 15 post-doctoral scholars
for one-year fellowships in various disciplines in the humanities,
including history, literature, music, and art history of the Italian
Four University faculty members are spending the year abroad as
Jonathan Flatley, assistant professor of English, is lecturing
on "Mass Culture and Modernity in the United States" at the Institute
of Philosophy in the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.
A. Grossman, assistant professor of Germanic languages and
literature, is participating in a German studies seminar at various
institutions in Germany.
L. Ivanov, assistant professor of nursing, is lecturing on
"Development of a Community/Public Health Nursing Course for Russian
Faculty and Students" at the St. Petersburg Medical Academy of
Postgraduate Studies in St. Petersburg, Russia.
J. Schoppa Jr., associate professor of government and foreign
affairs, is researching "Economic Reform in Japan: The Role of
Exit and Voice" at the University of Tokyo.