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U.Va. to confer Thomas Jefferson medals in architecture and law
Genius at work
Disability insurance: shifting to new plan
Adenosine compound promising in treatment of spinal cord injury

Book festival closes chapter on eighth annual event

Sex sells but is it necessary? Authors discuss erotica
Journals offer students creative opportunities
U.Va. hosts anti-terror meeting
Hot Links -- Architecture School Web site
‘Envision’ sessions bring goals into focus
Architecture looks to create new ties to U.Va. community
Arts & Sciences planner looks forward to more esprit de corps
TJ Award nominations sought
Clock stops on NSF biological timing center, but the momentum carries on
Notable -- awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Shulman to discuss religion and culture in South India
Off the Shelf -- recently published books by U.Va. faculty and staff
Poet Carl Phillips next Rea Visiting Writer
Doctor, researcher and teacher, Wispelwey puts his students’ and patients’ interests first

John Norton Moore, Walter L. Brown Professor of Law and a 36-year veteran of the Law faculty, has been elected honorary editor of the American Journal of International Law, the publication of the American Society of International Law.

Charles A. (Sack) Johannesmeyer, construction services manager, has been promoted to director of Facilities Planning and Construction, a division of Facilities Management. Johannesmeyer, who has 34 years experience in facilities management, replaces Kenneth G. Smith, who retired. Johhanesmeyer is a registered professional engineer with degrees from Penn State University and the University of South Carolina.

• Art directors Diana S. Boven and Gail Hanchak were recently honored by the Richmond chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts for their work at the U.Va. Health System. Boven was noted for her “Heart Matters” invitation for the Heart Center. Boven was honored for her work on the Cancer Center’s annual report.

• School of Nursing professor Barbara Parker and associate professors Catherine Kane, Pamela Kulbok and Deb Conway were all named “media experts” in various specialties by Sigma Theta Tau International and will be included in the next edition of a directory sent to journalists. Kane is considered expert on psychiatric nursing and mental health, Kulbok on community health, Parker on violence against women and Conway on ambulatory pediatrics and product development.

• Associate nursing professor Ann B. Hamric recently completed international consultations in Britain and Canada regarding advanced practice nursing. She is also a consultant on the advanced practice nursing section of the new edition of the Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine: Nursing and Allied Health, to be published by Harcourt Health Sciences.

• Associate nursing professor Suzanne M. Burns received a “Presidential Citation” for her contributions to the Society of Critical Care Medicine at its annual meeting in San Diego.

• Nursing instructor Beth T. White has become president of the Piedmont chapter of the Virginia Council of Nurse Practitioners, which represents more than 90 practitioners.

• Nursing instructor Audrey E. Snyder was made a peer debriefer with the Thomas Jefferson Emergency Medical Services Council Critical Incident Stress Management Team. Snyder is president-elect of the Emergency Nurses Association.

Dr. David Slawson, professor of family medicine and director of the Health System’s Center for Information Mastery, has been awarded the 2002 Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Innovative Program Award for being one of the creators of Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters, or POEMS. The award, sponsored by Patient Care magazine, notes excellence in original educational programs for family medicine physicians.

Matthew Holden Jr., the Henry L. and Grace M. Doherty Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs, has been named to the newly formed Electricity Advisory Board, which advises U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham. The board has been asked to provide advice on how best to promote competitive wholesale electricity markets and policies.


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