Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2001
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Brooks Pate named MacArthur Fellow
CEO to lead hospital

Time to replace New Cabell Hall, Board of Visitors says
Sen. Emily Couric — a friend of the University, an advocate for education
Berne's discovery improved lives of heart patients

Holiday sharing drive

Center pursues multidisciplinary approach to global health issues
Future doctors to get sex education
Faculty Actions -- from the October BOV meeting
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
African-American Affairs celebrates
Hot Links -- lists of books that shed light on terror attacks
Inaugural symposium to look at the American college
Attention: book lovers
Campaign helps employees make a difference
U.Va. hosts nanotech workshop
Research awards to be showcased

Brooks Pate Brooks Pate named MacArthur Fellow

The phone call came out of the blue for Brooks Pate, a professor of physical chemistry at U.Va. The voice on the other end came from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, notifying Pate that he was one of 23 scholars nationwide to be named a MacAthur Fellow, an honor that comes with $500,000 in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.

Pate said he will put his windfall back into his work, which he said is at the forefront of a “new chemistry.” He is using lasers to redefine scientists’ understanding of molecular structure. Eventually, chemists will be able to take over the structure of molecules by manipulating their atoms, he predicted.

For more on Pate’s work, go to the “Also in the news today” link at http://www.virginia.edu/topnews



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