million in gifts advances project to transform U.Va. Baseball
stands will be one of the features of U.Va.s renovated
baseball complex, shown here in a conceptual drawing.
Department of Athletics has received $2 million in lead gifts to
begin a $4 million construction project to transform the Universitys
announcement comes shortly after the Board of Visitors affirmed
its commitment to maintain and improve the competitiveness of U.Va.s
intercollegiate sports programs.
gifts, from anonymous donors, are designated to create one
of the best places to watch and play baseball in the Atlantic Coast
Conference, said head baseball coach Dennis Womack. Pending
state approval, the University plans to break ground this summer
and complete the first phase of the project by the beginning of
the 2002 baseball season. Full story.
Kaiserlian named new press director
By Charlotte Crystal
University Press of Virginia has named Penelope Penny
J. Kaiserlian, associate director and editorial director of the
University of Chicago Press, as its new head. Her appointment takes
effect in mid-August. She succeeds Nancy Essig, who retired in April
after 12 years at the helm.
the No. 2 executive at the Chicago press, brings a wealth of management
experience and editorial judgment to Charlottesville from the nations
top academic publisher, which has annual book publishing income
of more than $20 million. Full story.
Medical Center names external review
panel; keeps funding status
outside experts in managing the treatment of patients in hospital
psychiatric units have agreed to serve as a team of consultants
for the Universitys Medical Center.
of them, a doctor and nurse from the University of Rochester Medical
Center, have been nationally recognized for their work to reduce
the use of restraints with hospital patients. The other, a nurse
with graduate degrees in psychiatric nursing and behavioral sciences,
was a long-time clinical administrator at the Medical University
of South Carolinas Institute of Psychiatry. Full