Feb. 15-21, 2002
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Employees form union
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways
Weekend doubleheader to open transformed baseball stadium

Off the Shelf -- recently published books by U.Va. faculty and staff

Correction -- Thermometers supplied for free
Debbie Ryan looms as a giant in women’s basketball
Hunter to head science, engineering libraries
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Letters
Scholarship applications for faculty and staff children now available
Hot Links -- Newcomb Hall’s Web site
Engineering annual open house Feb. 23

• Two Nursing School faculty projects received funding in the fall from the School of Nursing Alumni Association’s Innovative Teaching Awards. Audrey Snyder and Arlene Keeling received funding to teach acute care nurse practitioner students to perform chest tube insertions and needle chest compressions in the classroom instead of a clinical setting. Beth White received funding to develop a program to address the shortage of intensive care clinicians by adding fourth-year nursing students to clinical rotations in the coronary care unit of the Heart Center.

Two awards were also announced for the spring cycle. Registered nurses Shelley Huffstutler and John Kirchgessner received funding to help primary care nursing students develop and implement community-based health care intervention projects designed to improve the health of an entire community. Registered nurse Carol Lynn Maxwell-Thompson received funding to train select students and faculty as CPR instructors.

Edgar A. Starke Jr., Oglesby Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, has been named a fellow of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, that organization’s highest award. Starke is recognized for his work with the metallurgy of light-structured alloys, and mechanisms of fatigue and fracture as well as his efforts in education.

Dr. Sarah Corley, associate professor of internal medicine, has been named governor-elect, beginning in 2003, of the Virginia chapter of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Debra Gillilan, a project manager at Facilities Management, was certified as a Virginia Construction Contracting Officer in the Commonwealth following an all-day exam on state construction procurement at the Bureau of Capital Outlay Management in Richmond.

Lester A. Hoel, the L.A. Lacy Distinguished Professor of Engineering, was recently honored by the Council of University Transportation Centers for his contributions to university transportation education and research. Hoel, considered a pioneer in surface transportation design and engineering, is past head of the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s department of civil engineering.


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