Oct. 5-11, 2001
Back Issues
Dietrich unmasked -- Virginia Film Festival features Marlene Dietrich
Rate hikes drive U.Va. to seek new disability vendor
ROTC puts its best foot forward
"Masquerades" to be uncovered at 14th annual Virginia Film Festival

Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff

Hot Links -- Financial aid site
Commemorative wall to stay through October
Play explores family misunderstandings
Biologist studies climate threat to some native prairie plants

Suzanne Louis, associate director of the University’s International Studies Office, has received a grant for a Mid-Career Professional Development Program from the Fulbright Center Board. She is working on her project, “International Exchange and Mobility Programs: Seeking Ideas and Models to Invigorate the Home Office,” at the Helsinki University of Technology.

Alan R. Napier, former human resources and training manager for U.Va. Facilities Management and now Director of Library Human Resources and Planning for Alderman Library, has received the 2001 Vision Award presented by the Literacy Fair of Virginia in May for his work establishing employee development opportunities at Facilities Management. The award recognized commitment to improving the education and life-long learning skills of employees.

• Thirty Facilities Management employees have been certified by the National Safety Council as part of their supervisory training. Those completing the 2000-2001 session received their certificates in a July 20 ceremony in the Dome Room. They are: Scott Acree, Gerald Allen, Hattie Booker, Ed Brooks, Roy Brown, Martha Clark, Steven Clark, Tommie L. Collier, Martha Creasy, Frances Cruz, Bill Farish, Ed Gatehouse, Barbara Herring, Ronnie Herrion, Tara Holsapple, James Hughes Jr., Scott Jarrell, Jessie Johnson Sr., Mary F. Johnson, Eugene Lawson, Ronald L. Morgan, Barry Napier, Karl Oswald, Sandra Payne, Tommie Rapold, Martin Rush Jr., Freddie Snoddy, Jeanne Warfield Steppe, Louise Toliver and John Trainum Sr.

• The ninth graduating class of the University’s apprentice program was recognized Aug. 8 with a program in the Rotunda Dome Room. The graduates were Lee Meadows, Nikki Patterson and Edmund DeBary, all journeymen electricians.

Lynn K. Rush, a landscape architect at Facilities Management for 20 years, received a certificate of recognition for outstanding achievement in horticulture from the Garden Club of Virginia. In addition, this spring Rush completed requirements for state certification as a landscape architect.

David T. Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, has been elected treasurer of the International Association of Hispanists, the world’s largest international association of Spanish teachers. Gies is a member of the executive committee of the association and delivered the keynote speech (in Spanish) at the association’s triennial meeting in New York.

Lester A. Hoel, a professor and leading researcher in transportation, has been awarded the 2001 Wilbur S. Smith Distinguished Transportation Educator Award from the Institute of Transportation Engineers. Hoel was cited for his emphasis on learning, ethical behavior and professional conduct.


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