July 13-26, 2001
Vol. 31, Issue 22
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$2 million in gifts advances project to transform U.Va. baseball park
Kaiserlian named new pres director
Medical Center names external review panel; keeps funding status
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$2 million in gifts advances project to transform U.Va. Baseball park
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Covered stands will be one of the features of U.Va.’s renovated baseball complex, shown here in a conceptual drawing.

Staff Report

The Department of Athletics has received $2 million in lead gifts to begin a $4 million construction project to transform the University’s baseball facility.

The announcement comes shortly after the Board of Visitors affirmed its commitment to maintain and improve the competitiveness of U.Va.’s intercollegiate sports programs.

The 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.


Penny Kaiserlian Kaiserlian named new press director

By Charlotte Crystal

The 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.

Kaiserlian, the No. 2 executive at the Chicago press, brings a wealth of management experience and editorial judgment to Charlottesville from the nation’s 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

Staff Report

Three outside experts in managing the treatment of patients in hospital psychiatric units have agreed to serve as a team of consultants for the University’s Medical Center.

Two 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 Carolina’s Institute of Psychiatry. Full story.

 

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