Nov. 9-15, 2001
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U.Va. hub for biotechnology
Novelist David Baldacci to be Valediction speaker
ITC unveils new wireless network

Librarian focuses on fine arts

Newcomb director eager to build on student’s learning experience
Recyclers snag two golds
ITC hopes ‘Printing Awareness Week’ will be a paper-saver
Behind the history: Retrofitting the Academical Village
Hot Links -- Letters added to ‘”Race and Place” project
Follow the ‘Tracks of the Serpent’
Found-wallet mystery solved
Conference, Nov. 13, to examine globalizing the modern university
Notables -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff

Dr. Ladislau Steiner, the Alumni Professor of Neurosurgery at the Health System, has received the Sugita Award at the Fourth Congress of the International Society for Neurosurgical Technology and Instrument Invention in Queensland, Australia. Steiner was involved with the development of the gamma knife, which allows a physician to perform brain surgery without a scalpel or actually entering the skull. Steiner was the first doctor to use the device on arteriovenous malformation and several types of tumors.

Julie Bargmann, assistant professor of landscape architecture in the School of Architecture, is a finalist for a National Design Award in the category of environmental design from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. Bargmann, widely recognized for her innovative designs that reclaim toxic industrial sites using plants that take up heavy metals, and for employing soil washing and soil flushing in the design of earthen plant forms, is founder and principal in the Charlottesville landscape architecture firm, Design Investigations Reclaiming Terrain (D.I.R.T.) Studio.

R. Edward Freeman, a business administration professor at the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, has received the Beyond Grey Pinstripes 2001 Faculty Pioneer Award for lifetime achievement. The award was given by the Aspen Institute Initiative for Social Innovation Through Business and the World Resources Institute. Freeman was cited for revolutionizing the thinking, teaching and practice of strategic management in resolving complex social and environmental challenges.


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