April 6-12, 2001
Vol. 31, Issue 12
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Season finale -- Student Appreciation Day photo
Awards celebrate dedicated teaching at the University
Arts & Sciences faculty hear update on dean search
U.Va. bestows annual Thomas Jefferson medals
Well-bred mice may hold clues to cause of Crohn's disease

Teachers inspire students to transform their lives

Athletics task force report recommends restructuring sports program, finances and academic support
In Memoriam
Hot Links -- Department of Taxation
Graduate programs ranked
Best-selling Baldacci to speak at U.Va.
Architecture School sets up exchange program with German university
University seeking associate director for study abroad
Lectures to focus on nationalism and globalization
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Season finale
Pete Gillen
Rebecca Arrington

U.Va. 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 record: 20-9).

Virginia 2020 Athletics task force makes recommendations: see Athletics task force report recommends restructuring sports program, finances and academic support

Awards celebrate dedicated teaching at the University

By Robert Brickhouse

Amazing. 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 year’s University-wide awards that honor outstanding teaching.

The 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 story.

Arts & Sciences faculty hear update on dean search

By Matt Kelly

Hearing 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.

Gene 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.

Block 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.

Block 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 external candidates.

“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.”

Block 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 story.


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