Craig E. Barton, associate professor and director of American
Urbanism in the School of Architecture, was awarded a special
commendation from the Southeast Chapter of Architectural Historians
for Sites of Memory: Perspectives on Architecture and Race,
a book developed from a symposium held at U.Va. in March 1999.
Barton contributed to and edited the collection of essays that
explore aspects of identity and spatial representation in African-American
New Literary History has become the first English
literary journal to be translated into Chinese. Although previously
accessible in China to readers who knew English, this issue, produced
in collaboration with Tsinghua University Press of Beijing, is
the first in what will be an annual series of volumes containing
selected essays from New Literary History, according to Ralph
Cohen, journal editor.
The October issue of PMLA, the journal of the Modern Languages
Association, praised the Institute for Advanced Technology
in the Humanities, calling its Web site, http://jefferson.village
@virginia.edu, a marvelous location and its Dante
project, an examination of the world of Dantes Inferno,
Dr. Robert M. Carey, dean of the School of Medicine and
the James Carroll Flippin Professor of Medical Science, has been
named president of the American Clinical and Climatological Association,
a national organization of 175 elected members from multiple disciplines
within the broad scope of medicine.
Carey has also received the Irvine Page-Alva Bradley Lifetime
Achievement Award in Hypertension from the American Heart Association,
presented each year to an individual with outstanding achievement
in the field of hypertension. Careys work has focused on
the hormonal control of blood pressure and has led to new approaches
to the treatment of high blood pressure.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Capstone
Program has been named one of two runners-up of the 2001 Boeing
Outstanding Educator Award for college faculty and departments
engaged in undergraduate teaching and educational process improvement.
The Capstone Program is a required course for fourth-year students
majoring in systems engineering. The winner was Clarkson University,
and Harvey Mudd Colleges Professor Clive L. Dym was the
Five faculty members have been named 2001-02 Fulbright Scholar
Grant recipients. Scott K. DeVeaux, associate professor
of music, and his wife, Vivian E. Thomson, assistant professor
of government and foreign affairs, went to the University of Southern
Denmark, Odense to lecture on jazz history and environmental American
politics, respectively. History professor John W. Israel
will go to Yunnan Institute of the Nationalities, Kunming, in
China in February, where he will research Chinas 1960s generation.
Suzanne Louis, associate director of the International
Studies Office, went to Helsinki University of Technology in Finland,
where she is researching international exchange and mobility programs.
Robert Mason Weikle, associate professor of electrical
engineering, is visiting Chalmers University of Technology in
Gotenborg, Sweden, to research communications applications of
monolithic millimeter-wave integrated components.
the same time two researchers from abroad have come to U.Va.:
Frank Austermuhl, assistant professor at the University
of Mainz, Germersheim, Germany, is researching the role of U.S.
presidential rhetoric in intercultural communication, and Olena
Oleksandrivna Boriak, senior researcher, Center of Ukrainian
Folklore and Ethnology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
is researching and lecturing on the ritual and mythology of the
Assistant landscape architecture professor Julie Bargmann
and her firm, D.I.R.T. studio, have received one of six awards
presented Nov. 14 by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum,
Smithsonian Institution. Bargmann, honored in the environmental
category, was praised as a design evangelist for her
work with blighted industrial sites, collaborating with artists,
scientists and others to convert them to new public spaces.