May 11-17, 2001
Vol. 31, Issue 17
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IN THIS ISSUE
Sunshine serenade -- photo of harpists on the Lawn
Darden's Snyder named dean at Chicago
Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf named Inventor of the Year
Casteen announces actions U.Va. will take on recent athletics task force report
Northwest ties lure Reed to retire

Meditation can assist in the healing process

The Batten Institute spurs innovative business ideas
Intern program offers new job perspective
Nanotechnology: making parts small so big things can happen
Correction -- Paul Freedman misidentified
Off the Shelf -- recently published books by faculty and staff
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Robert Sweeney named senior vice president
Graduation weekend May 19-20
Hot Links -- real-time streaming of graduation ceremonies
After Hours -- "Slowpoke" moseys along the road of alternative comics
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Sunshine serenade

Matt Kelly
Delicate harp tones wafted across the Lawn on the last day of classes as harp teacher Heidi O’Gara, (third from left) and students Samantha Wittchen (from left), Molly McClain and David Tyndall performed in front of Old Cabell Hall. “We thought it would be a great study break,” O’Gara said. “A lot of students don’t get to hear harp music.”

Edward A. Snyder C. Ray Smith to step in as interim July 1
Darden's Snyder named dean at Chicago

Staff Report

The University of Chicago announced May 8 that Edward A. Snyder, the dean of U.Va.’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, will become dean of its school of business on Sept. 1.

Snyder took the Darden School job in July 1998, becoming the sixth dean in the school’s 47-year history.

“When Ted Snyder came to the University, he laid out an ambitious plan for raising the profile of the Darden School in several key areas,” said University President John T. Casteen III. “We are grateful for his leadership in fundraising, in strengthening corporate relationships, in tapping into the latest technologies and in integrating entrepreneurial expertise into the classroom. He has made extraordinary contributions to the University.”

C. Ray Smith, the Tipton Snavely Professor of Business Administration and executive director of the Darden Foundation, will serve as interim dean during the search for Snyder’s successor, Casteen said. Smith will lead a search committee, to be named immediately. Full story.


Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf named Inventor of the Year

By Charlotte Crystal

Doris Kuhlmann-Wilsdorf, who’s been teaching physics and materials science for more than 40 years, has been named Christopher J. Henderson 2001 Inventor of the Year for her improvements to industrial machinery.

The U.Va. Patent Foundation is recognizing her research and six patented inventions relating to electrical brushes, simple but critically important parts of most motors and generators. They establish the electrical connection between an outside power source and the rotating part of machinery, electrically linking moving and stationary objects, such as an electric train and an overhead electrical cable. Full story.


Casteen announces actions U.Va. will take on recent athletics task force report

Staff Report

University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III announced plans May 4 to address the recent recommendations of the Strategic Planning Task Force on Athletics in a meeting with U.Va. coaches and senior athletics department officials. 

Casteen divided the recommendations into two groups — academic and financial. He assigned those related to athletes’ academic success to Peter W. Low, the University’s provost and chief academic officer, and to Carolyn M. Callahan, the University’s veteran NCAA faculty representative who chaired the athletics task force. Full story.

 

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