Neshat, "Rapture" production still, 1999. Photo
by Larry Barns
scene is from the film, "Rapture," by Iranian filmmaker
and installation artist Shirin Neshat. Challenging Western notions
and creating new images of Iran will be one of the topics Neshat
and others will discuss at a U.Va. conference March 30 through
April 1. See
Focusing on women in Iranian film.
of Cornell University
San L. Reynolds
president for finance named
San L. Reynolds, one of Cornell University's top financial
officers, has been named U.Va.'s vice president for finance.
Reynolds joins the University at the end of May, following an eight-month
search to fill the newly created position.
will manage U.Va.'s primary financial operations --including human
resources; financial administration, such as general accounting
and sponsored-programs administration; business operations; business
analysis; and risk management. She also will take part in financial
compliance efforts, the setting of financial and administrative
policies, and institutional planning efforts.
will report to Leonard W. Sandridge, executive vice president and
chief operating officer, and serve on President John T. Casteen
III's cabinet with other vice presidents and senior staff members.
faculty chosen to staff new International Residential College
Brown, associate professor at the McIntire School of Commerce has
been tapped to lead the new International Residential College, set
to open next fall.
several years, students who wanted to immerse themselves in a foreign
language and culture could live in one of four language houses scattered
around Grounds -- Maison Française, Casa Bolivar, Max Kade
Deutsches Haus and Russki Dom.
students who would rather dip their toes into foreign cultures,
without jumping in over their heads, have had limited options --
talk to any student with international interests, not just those
pursuing area studies," said Brown who has been named principal
of the new residential college. "We'd like to bring in a broad
range of people with diverse enthusiasms and different levels of