by Rebecca Arrington
Arthur Tim Garson Jr.
Garson named VP and dean of Medical
By Carol Wood
Tim Garson Jr., senior vice president and academic dean
for operations at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, on Monday
was named vice president and dean of U.Va.s School of Medicine,
effective June 25, 2002.
President John T. Casteen III, who made the announcement at a gathering
of Medical School faculty and staff, said that Garsons years
of experience in administration, teaching and research give him
an intimate understanding of the myriad challenges facing the medical
profession. Tim Garson is a unique blend of visionary and
strategic planner, Casteen said. He comes to us with
a strong track record in education, patient care, health policy
and business, and he is ready to lead the school into the highest
tier of academic excellence.
the dean at Baylor since 1996, said he was drawn here because the
University of Virginia is one of the great learning institutions
in the world. As I came to meet the faculty and administration,
both within the School of Medicine and in the University, I was
attracted to the spirit of excellence and collaboration that I already
have found to permeate the institution. Full
U.Va. to confer Thomas Jefferson
Medals in architecture and law
Former U.S. Solicitor General Waxman and artist
James Turrell are this years recipients
By Jane Ford and Fariss Samarrai
Waxman, former Solicitor General of the United States, and James
Turrell, an artist whose ground-breaking work explores the perception
and manipulation of light, will receive the 2002 Thomas Jefferson
Medals in Law and Architecture.
The medals are the highest outside awards offered by the University,
which grants no honorary degrees.
a partner with the Washington law firm Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering,
will receive the 26th annual Thomas Jefferson Medal in Law. Turrell,
whose work has influenced the disciplines of art, architecture and
landscape architecture, will receive the 37th annual Thomas Jefferson
Medal in Architecture.
awards, sponsored jointly by the University and the Thomas Jefferson
Foundation Inc. (the non-profit organization that owns and operates
Monticello), will be presented as part of the Universitys
Founders Day celebration. The event usually is held on Jeffersons
birthday, April 13, but since that date falls on a Saturday, the
presentations will be made April 12.
part of the celebration, both recipients will give public lectures.
Waxman will speak April 11 at 4:15 p.m. in Caplin Pavilion at the
Law School. The title of his talk is, On Ruby Ridge: Federalism,
Law Enforcement and the Supremacy Clause.
Turrells lecture, The Other Horizon, will be April
12 at 3:30 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall auditorium. There will be an
exhibit of the artists work in the School of Architecture
April 8-23. Full story.
Genius at work
Author and consultant Michael Gelb gave
a talk March 21 during the eighth annual Virginia Festival of the
Book about his latest work, Discover Your Genius: How to Think Like
Historys Ten Most Revolutionary Minds one of those
being Thomas Jeffersons, of course. Gelb spent several days
at U.Va. with a fellowship at the Darden Schools Batten Institute,
which focuses on entrepreneurship and leadership.
professional juggler who once performed with the Rolling Stones
and Bob Dylan, and founder of the High Performance Learning Center,
Gelb has been a professional speaker and organizational consultant
for 20 years, concentrating on ways to use creative thinking methods
in work and life.
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chapter on eighth annual event.