Sept. 14, 2001
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A time of mourning

Honor System's credibility may be put on trial this fall
Carrying the Honor Code into cyberspace
Honoring the code: How to promote academic honesty

Hot Links -- U.Va. Top News Daily

U.Va. awards first FEST grants to fund excellence in science and technology
Office strengthens research support
Orientation on research set for Sept. 20
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Clarification -- article on diabetes
In Memoriam
Conference gets jiggy with creativity
Cabinetmaker builds career crafting raw wood into pieces with Jeffersonian elegance

Larry J. Sabato, founder of the University’s Center for Governmental Studies, has been named the Virginia Press Association’s 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 Education’s 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 the Arts.”

• 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. Martin’s 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 institute’s 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 Association’s Division of Children, Youth and Family Services.

The University Police Department received a third-place award in the National Chief’s 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 System’s 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 America’s most promising biomedical researchers to be the 2001 Pew Scholars in the Biomedical Sciences. Nominations from more than 120 institutions were received.

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.


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