July 26-Aug. 1, 2002
Vol. 32, Issue 23
Back Issues
Up on the roof
Campbell addition OK’d
Bullying not inevitable part of growing up
Art museum expands membership benefits
Bats sing to University researcher

To the point -- with Chen Jian

In Memoriam
Hot Links -- Vice President and Provost
Sam Abell: The Photographic Life
Howard’s architectural legacy: blending the old with the new

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Up on the roof

Arron Sanchez grinds off old roof surface

Photo by Matt Kelly
Arron Sanchez of Charlottesville's Martin/Horn contractors grinds off the old roof surface atop the west deck of the Rotunda. Workers are in the third summer of a four-summer project to resurface and reseal the decks around the historical landmark.

Campbell addition OK’d

Staff report

The Board of Visitors’ annual summer retreat is not typically a time for conducting
official business, but at its July 12-13 gathering on a James River plantation near Hopewell, the board approved plans for an addition to the Architecture School’s Campbell Hall and two items of proposed legislation for the 2003 General Assembly.

Discussion before the brief business session was wide-ranging, focusing chiefly on academic issues: faculty salaries, the role of graduate students as instructors, the demise of survey courses over the past three decades, and curriculum reviews currently under way in the undergraduate schools.

Board members William H. Goodwin Jr. and Thomas J. Bliley Jr. expressed particular concern about stagnating faculty salaries. “We as an institution have to be prepared to be fairly bold,” Goodwin said, urging that board members and the administration lobby the General Assembly for permission to raise tuition further. “We have to show them the reality.” Full story.

Bullying not inevitable part of growing up

By Anne Bromley

Having worked with teenagers for 27 years, U.Va. clinical psychologist Peter Sheras thinks it’s time to get tough about bullying.

“Bullying has been shown to create serious, lasting physical and emotional damage,” said Sheras, who has written a new book, Your Child: Bully or Victim? Understanding and Ending School Yard Tyranny.

It translates the latest research and clinical practice into information parents can use, while shattering some well-worn misconceptions about the behavior of bullies and victims. For instance, many people think some kids are born to be bullies and that ignoring them or fighting back are good solutions for a child who is being intimidated.

“There are no bully genes,” said Sheras. Full story.


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