basketball coach Pete Gillen and the Cavalier team held a
Student Appreciation Day for fans in the McIntire
Amphitheater April 2. They signed and gave away commemorative
T-shirts to the first 1,500 students. The Cavaliers finished
the season with the best home record in the ACC, 14-1 (overall
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sports program, finances and academic support
celebrate dedicated teaching at the University
Committed. Supportive. Demanding. Insightful. Passionate. Enriching.
Those are just a few of the words used by students and faculty alike
to describe nine U.Va. professors, four graduate teaching assistants
and two medical residents, known for their exceptional classroom
dedication, who will receive this years University-wide awards
that honor outstanding teaching.
honorees, chosen by a committee from numerous nominations and in-depth
testimonials from students and colleagues, will be honored April
11 in the Rotunda at U.Va.s 10th annual In Celebration
of Teaching banquet. Vice President and Provost Peter W. Low
and Vice Provost Barbara Nolan will present the awards.
Each year, the choices are not only difficult but also inspirational
for selection committee members, said Nolan, who coordinated the
awards process. Brilliant teaching takes place every day of
every semester in our lecture halls and seminars and in individual
meetings with students, she said. These award winners
truly exemplify the best efforts of all our faculty. Full
Arts & Sciences
faculty hear update on dean search
issues took center stage at the Arts & Sciences faculty meeting
March 29, where the dean selection process and the recruitment of
new faculty members were discussed.
Block, vice president for research and public service and chair
of the selection committee, said the dean selection process has
been narrowed to a short list of four to five external candidates
and an undetermined number of internal candidates.
said the short listed candidates will be brought back to the Grounds
for intensive one- and two-day visits, meeting with as many department
chairs, teaching groups and search committee members as possible.
This raised concerns with some faculty members over how internal
candidates were faring in the process.
indicated that there were several internal candidates who had not
submitted formal applications yet. He also noted that the internal
candidates were well-known within the University community and did
not require the introductory meetings that were necessary for the
president and the search committee are close, he said. Right
now on the short list we have attractive, diverse and outstanding
people who will bring something special to the institution.
said there have been 45 formal applications, another 30 on a list
of prospects who have not made formal application, which he said
translates to a list of about 50 viable candidates. Full