Jonathan D. Moreno, Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld
Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the U.Va. Center
for Biomedical Ethics, has been appointed to the National Human
Research Protection Advisory Committee of the U.S. Department
of Health and Human Services. The committee consists of 17 members
who provide recommendations on a broad range of issues pertaining
to the protection of human research subjects. Moreno will serve
for three years, helping to advise the U.S. Secretary and the
U.S. Assistant Secretary for Health.
Zahrl G. Schoeny, a Curry School associate professor, was
one of 50 educational leaders from around the country who recently
took part in an effort to draw up national technology standards
for school administrators. The meeting, held Feb. 1-4 in Redmond,
Wash., was part of the Technology Standards for School Administrators
Collaborative, with support from the International Society for
Technology in Education, and was partially funded by the U.S.
Department of Education.
Dr. Andrew Grimshaw, professor of computer science and
founder and president of Applied MetaComputing, has been elected
to two influential committees of the Peer-to-Peer Working Group:
the Group Steering Committee and the Technical Architecture Council.
The national group is charged with helping to shape the future
of the "grid" or distributed computing movement.
Three foreign scholars are spending the year at the University
as Fulbright Scholars.
Helo, a researcher in the Department of History at the University
of Tampere in Tampere, Finland, is spending a year in U.Va.'s
history department. His research project is "After the Revolution:
The Ethical Premises of Republican Thought in a Slave Society,
Mukonyora, a lecturer in the Department of Religious Studies,
Classics and Philosophy at the University of Zimbabwe in Harare,
is spending the academic year in U.Va.'s religious studies department.
Her area of research is "Womanhood in the Wilderness Movement."
Shivalkar, a research associate in the Center for Experimental
Healing and Anesthesiology in Leuven, Belgium/Luxemborg, is spending
the year in the Cardiovascular Division of the U.Va. Health System
researching "Chronic Ischemic Left Ventricular Dysfunction."