At the annual February business
meeting of the Colonnade Club, U.Va.'s faculty club, Ida
Lee Wootten, senior news officer, was elected president, and
Larry G. Mueller, director of financial aid in the Darden
School, was elected vice president. Their terms began March 1.
Ruppel, a professor in the McIntire School, and Eleanor
Sparagana, director of orientation, were elected to two-year
terms on the club's Board of Governors. Earlier in the year,
Gordon M. Stewart, associate dean in the College of Arts
& Sciences, joined the board to fill a vacancy.
Janine Jagger, director
of U.Va.'s International Health Care Worker Safety Center,
was selected as the February "Med Tech Hero" by MedTech1,
an Internet site for information about health care and medical
technologies. The site is sponsored by the Advanced Medical Technology
Association, the largest medical technology trade association
in the world. An interview with Jagger is featured on the organization's
Web site, http://www.medtech1.com.
The National Intramural Recreational
Sports Association will award U.Va. Intramural and Recreational
Sports Department an Outstanding Outdoor Sports Facility Award
for The Park at this year's conference in Reno, Nev., set
for March 27-30.
A news story for which Paul
Lombardo, director of U.Va.'s Law and Medicine Project, provided
commentary and graphics recently won a National Journalism Award.
"The Forbidden Family," produced by WSET-TV in Lynchburg,
was recognized by the Scripps Howard Foundation for "Journalistic
Excellence in Electronic Media/Small Market." The story dealt
with Virginia's program of forced sterilization of the medically
handicapped, and people labeled falsely as mentally handicapped,
between 1920 and 1970 a topic Lombardo has researched and
written about extensively.