Larry J. Sabato, founder of the Universitys Center for
Governmental Studies, has been named the Virginia Press Associations
Virginian of the Year 2001. Sabato, the Robert Kent Gooch Professor
of Government and Foreign Affairs, is a frequently published author
and sought-after commentator.
David W. Brennan, dean of the Curry School of Education,
has been named to the Lumina Foundation for Educations academic
Advisory Council. The council, with 12 education leaders, will
advise the foundation on higher education issues. The foundation
seeks to increase access to post- secondary education.
Mitchell S. Green, associate professor of philosophy, has
been named a National Humanities Center fellow, one of 42 for
the 2001-2002 academic year. His research is Expressive
Meaning: Self-Expression and Self-Constitution in Language and
Chemistry professor Lester Andrews has received the Ellis
R. Lippincott Award from the Optical Society of America and the
Coblentz Society and Society for Applied Spectroscopy for his
research on vibrational spectroscopy of reactive species.
Benjamin K. Bennett, U.Va.s Kenan Professor of German,
was the graduation speaker at Jena University, in Jena, Germany,
on June 29, where he spoke, in German, on Freud and the
De-Nationalization of Literature.
Dr. Marcus L. Martin, professor and chair of emergency
medicine at the Health System, was named president of the Society
for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) for 2001. He is the first
African American to hold this position. Martins term began
on May 6 and will last for one year. He will then serve as past-president
for the 2002-2003 term.
Pratt Institute awarded U.Va. English professor and former Library
of Congress poet laureate Rita Dove an honorary doctorate
of humane letters. Dove attended the institutes 112th commencement
ceremony in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Richard R. Abidin, professor of Education and Clinical
Psychology in the Curry Programs in Clinical and School Psychology,
has been elected president of the American Psychological Associations
Division of Children, Youth and Family Services.
The University Police Department received a third-place
award in the National Chiefs Challenge, which focuses on
highway safety. This is the second year in a row that the University
Police have won this award.
Dr. Randolph V. Merrick, who practices in the U.Va. Health
Systems Regional Primary Care Unit at the Orange Medical
Center, has been chosen by the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians
to receive the Family Physician of the Year Award, given annually
at its Scientific Assembly Meeting. Merrick teaches medical students
who visit his practice from U.Va., Virginia Commonwealth University
and the Medical College of Virginia.
P. Todd Stukenberg, assistant professor of biochemistry
and molecular genetics at the Health System, has been recognized
as a 2001 Pew Scholar. The Pew Charitable Trusts chose 20 of Americas
most promising biomedical researchers to be the 2001 Pew Scholars
in the Biomedical Sciences. Nominations from more than 120 institutions
Alice W. Handy, longtime treasurer of the University, recently
received the Rodney H. Adams Award, recognizing her leadership
role in the growth of U.Va.s endowment from the National
Association of College and University Business Officers.