May 4-10, 2001
Vol. 31, Issue 16
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U.Va., we have lift-off!
Arts and Sciences Academy chooses three from U.Va.
Library becomes co-publisher of Meridian
U.Va.'s Seven Society honors graduate teaching assistants

Colleagues remember Meloy as dedicated, hard working

Study finds wide variation in children's experiences with first-grade classrooms
Police chief's watch ending after 17 years
Gottesman is retiring after illustrious psychology career
President Casteen's speech on video
Download the latest in office technology
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From the Arctic Circle to Fluvanna, scientist studies nature and ozone
University seeks to raise shields on computers

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U.Va., We have lift-off!

Scott Neville
All systems were “go” April 27 when a NASA Orion rocket was launched from Wallops Island Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore to the edge of space, carrying a payload of atmospheric sensors designed and constructed by a team of U.Va. undergraduate Engineering students. “It’s awesome! It’s too much fun,” said Sarah Armstrong, a third-year aerospace engineering major, who has been working on the project from its inception three years ago. “This was a successful mission, a beautiful thing,” said Gabriel Laufer, the professor of aerospace engineering who developed the project, and found the funding to accomplish it. “The students made it happen.”

Arts and Sciences Academy chooses three from U.Va.

By Robert Brickhouse

Three University faculty members are among 211 leaders in their fields recently elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in recognition of distinguished contributions to science, scholarship, public affairs or the arts. They bring to 16 the number of U.Va. faculty chosen for AAAS membership since 1992, and to approximately 30 those ever chosen from U.Va., in the highly competitive process.

Named to the learned society, founded in 1780 and representing one of the nation’s highest honors for scholarly and creative attainment, are biochemist C. David Allis, historian Edward L. Ayers and political scientist Matthew Holden Jr. Full story.

Two receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Michael Kubovy
Rebecca Arrington
Michael Kubovy

By Robert Brickhouse

U.Va. psychology professor and an architect who is a fellow at the Institute
for Advanced Technology in the Humanities are among 183 scholars, artists and scientists recently chosen to receive prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for 2001.

Psychology professor Michael Kubovy, who is writing a book on understanding human pleasure, and architect Katherine Wentworth Rinne, who is creating an interactive World Wide Web archive showing the importance of water as a “living system” in the history of Rome, were chosen from more than 2,700 applicants throughout the United States and Canada. The annual awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, which provide financial support for a year’s intensive work on a project, are made on the basis of distinguished achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishment. Full story.


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