Feb. 16, 2001
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U.Va. Law School campaign far surpasses original goal -- and all expectations
International adoption clinic opens
Hot Links -- Web site about colds

Cell biology receives $1 million grant

Prey lose fear in absence of predators
Med School sets lottery for free education
Symposium examines technology, media
Center helps assess threats to critical infrastructures
Biological weapons could target ethnic groups
Faculty Senate awards student research projects
Dave Matthews Band coming to U.Va.
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
In Memoriam
Valentin Martchev to perform bassoon recital
After Hours -- Brian Del Vecchio
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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.

Judges 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 staff.

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 Renaissance.

Four University faculty members are spending the year abroad as Fulbright Scholars.

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.

Jeffrey A. Grossman, assistant professor of Germanic languages and literature, is participating in a German studies seminar at various institutions in Germany.

Luba 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.

Leonard 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.


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