Feb. 23-March 1, 2001
Vol. 31, Issue 7
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Matter of perspective -- Abelardo Morell's work
John Jeffries named new dean of U.Va. Law School
Cantrell to step down from VP post
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Matter of Perspective
Detail 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.

John Jeffries
John Jeffries

John Jeffries named new dean of U.Va. Law School

Staff Report

Constitutional 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. 22.

Jeffries, 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.

Jeffries will be the 10th dean of the law school, which next fall will celebrate its 175th anniversary.

He 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.

Dr. Robert W. Cantrell
Dr. Robert Cantrell is stepping down as Health System vice president and provost, and will return to the faculty.

Cantrell to step down from VP post

Staff Report

Dr. 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 sabbatical.

"I 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."

Cantrell, 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 and provost. Full story.

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