from Abelardo Morell's "Camera Obscura Image of Manhattan View
Looking South in Large Room, 1996." The photographer will be
visiting U.Va. March 1 and 2. For more on his work, which is
currently on display at the Bayly Art Museum, see Photographer
exposes unusual perspectives.
Jeffries named new dean of U.Va. Law School
law expert John C. Jeffries Jr. will be the next dean of the University's
School of Law, U.Va. President John T. Casteen III announced Feb.
who joined the Virginia law faculty in 1975, is the Emerson Spies
Professor and the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished
Professor. He served as academic associate dean from 1994 to 1999,
a post that administers the school's curriculum and academic policies,
and as acting dean in the fall of 1999.
will be the 10th dean of the law school, which next fall will celebrate
its 175th anniversary.
will take over leadership of the top-10 school on July 1 from Robert
E. Scott, dean since 1991. Regarded as a superb dean, Scott presided
over the most successful fund-raising campaign in the history of
American law schools, attracting more than $202 million in a seven-year
effort. He plans to return to teaching after a year's sabbatical.
"John Jeffries brings one of the keenest minds in American legal
scholarship, a proven hand at administration and long devotion to
the University to the task of guiding the School of Law to pre-eminence
among its peers," Casteen said in announcing Jeffries' appointment.
"Judged against a national field of candidates, John exemplifies
the excellence in scholarship and service that are the hallmarks
of leadership at U.Va." Full story.
Robert Cantrell is stepping down as Health System vice president
and provost, and will return to the faculty.
to step down from VP post
Robert W. Cantrell, vice president and provost for health sciences
at the University since July 1994, announced Feb. 20 that he will
leave his administrative posts when his term ends June 30.
An internationally respected otolaryngologist, medical educator
and researcher who has served as governor of the American College
of Surgeons, he will return to his faculty duties after a year's
have reached this difficult decision after several months of thought
and consultation with others," he told the medical and nursing faculties.
"I am honored to have served the University as a vice president
over the past six years. At this point in my career, I believe it
is best for the Health System, for my family, and for me not to
seek another term."
67, joined the U.Va. faculty in 1976, when he was appointed professor
and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
At U.Va., he also directed the Medical Center's ambulatory care
services, overseeing the improvement and expansion of outpatient
medical services, before succeeding Dr. Don E. Detmer as vice president