CVC: campaign hits home
a shortage of both state funds and water, U.Va. employees are
learning to get by with less. Through the Commonwealth of Virginia
Campaign, employees can help those who face a lifetime of living
on less. Each fall, employees receive pledge cards that provide
a convenient means to give to charities. About 1,000 charities
are included this year in the CVC.
campaign officially begins with a kick-off brunch at Carrs
Hill Nov. 6. On Nov. 13, a nonprofit fair will be held from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. The fair features services
and programs local charities provide.
pledge cards are due to CVC area volunteers Dec. 6. For information,
contact the CVC Office at 924-3939 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See also www.virginia.edu/cvc/
study gears up
engineering firm of Kimley-Horn of Richmond is conducting a new
comprehensive traffic study of the impact of the proposed Emmet/Ivy
The study will include extensive morning, afternoon and evening
traffic counts, including one on the night of a basketball game,
as well as counting turning vehicles at 17 intersections. The
traffic counts, already under way, should be completed by the
end of the month, except for the late November basketball game.
Once the counts are tabulated, Kimley-Horn will present a model
showing existing conditions to the public for review and validation
before analyzing the impact of the garage on current conditions.
gift eases crisis
that the quality of education might be suffering because of budget
cuts, two alumni groups recently presented gifts totaling $300,000
to the University to preserve course offerings threatened by the
states budget crisis. The U.Va. Alumni Association and the
Arts & Sciences College Foundation each contributed $150,000.
awarded for teaching leadership
professor Marva Barnett, the founding director of the Teaching
Resource Center, will receive this years Elizabeth Zintl
Leadership Award in recognition of her efforts to enhance the
quality of teaching at U.Va. Through the centers services
in granting teaching fellowships, offering workshops and providing
one-on-one consultation for faculty and graduate teaching assistants,
Barnett has helped instructors improve their work in the classroom,
benefiting hundreds of students.
by the Womens Center, the award annually recognizes women
working at U.Va. whose high degree of professionalism, creativity
and commitment mirror the extraordinary service that the late
Elizabeth Zintl gave to the University as the president's chief
of staff until her death in 1997. The prize is supported by a
gift from the late David A. Harrison III. Past recipients include
Shirley Menaker (2002), Claire Cronmiller and Louise Dudley (2000).
who has served in her role since 1990, will be honored at a Nov.
8 reception at 4:30 p.m. in Alderman Librarys McGregor Room.
RSVP by Oct. 28 to 982-2361.
are being restored across most University libraries, thanks to
a grant from the University's $6-million fund to help core academic
Hours are being added as quickly as students and supervisory staff
can be hired, said University Librarian Karin Wittenborg. For
updates, see http://www.lib.virginia.edu/librarynews.html
Cage, Roger Ebert go one-on-one
Cage will attend the 15th Virginia Film Festival, presenting his
directorial debut, Sonny, on Saturday, Oct. 26, at
7 p.m. in Culbreth Theatre.
Immediately following the screening, Roger Ebert will conduct
an interview with Cage, who has starred in such films as Raising
Arizona, Moonstruck and The Rock.
At 10 p.m., Cage will introduce the 1995 film, Leaving Las
Vegas, for which he won an Academy Award as best actor.
awarded for blood vessel research
that could one day rebuild damaged blood vessels brought top honors
to Milton Brown, assistant professor of chemistry at U.Va. He
won a 2002 Researcher of the Year award from the Carilion Biomedical
who also holds a medical degree, is currently working to develop
compounds that control the growth of blood vessels. He shares
the award with Ravi Saraf, associate professor of chemical engineering
at Virginia Tech.
two researchers have developed a compound that restricts blood
vessel growth and that could potentially be used to attack cancer
cells. They have also designed and produced the first small molecules
known to promote blood vessel growth. These molecules could one
day be used to repair the damage caused by coronary artery disease
makes a museum tick?
new class highlights the behind-the-scenes activities that keep
the U.Va. Art Museum running smoothly. Led by museum staff, the
class meets once a week in the museum and focuses on areas from
strategic planning and fund-raising to educational outreach and
maintenance of the artwork.
are in the works to offer in-depth courses on different topics
of museum operations and procedures each fall. The class is offered
through the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.
drinking perceptions key to education
often believe that their peers drink much more alcohol than they
actually do and alter their behavior to conform, said Alan Berkowitz,
a leading alcohol educator.
recent workshops on Grounds with students, faculty and staff,
Berkowitz discussed how individuals can help change incorrect
but socially prevalent perceptions about unhealthy
activities, such as alcohol abuse. Ad campaigns and other marketing
techniques that use social norms theory rely on facts instead
of fear tactics, threats or gimmicks, he said.
visit was made possible by a U.S. Department of Education grant
awarded to the Center for Alcohol and Substance Education.
an exhibit fosters art appreciation
U.Va. Art Museum is expanding its educational outreach with a
pilot program that allows art classes in Albemarle County schools
to participate in the installation of exhibits.
an Exhibit is designed to foster understanding and appreciation
of art and further relate art to the students curriculum
and culture, said Jane Anne Young, director of education at the
museum. They will learn what an exhibit is and how it is
put together.Village School sixth-grade students collected
materials for artist Michele Leavitt to use in the creation of
her installation piece, Tears, on exhibit at the museum
through Dec. 1. Murray High School students worked with Leavitt
to install the work.
gets out the vote in all 50 states
in grades K-12 will vote online in a mock election sponsored by
the University's Center for Politics. For the first time, schools
in all 50 states will be participating in the program, which was
founded in 1998 by Larry J. Sabato, U.Va.
professor of politics. Voting will run through Nov. 1. Students'
ballots will include the same races that will appear on their
parents' ballots Nov. 5.
National Youth Leadership Initiative, which runs the mock election,
is designed to foster greater interest and participation in American
politics and government.
Then predicts the outcomes
at election-year politics through Larry Sabatos Crystal
Ball. He analyzes upcoming mid-term races, as well as a look ahead
for 2004 contests. Sabato, director of the Center for Politics,
will offer updated predictions in a variety of races at http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball
can invest for childrens college tuition
Virginia College Savings Plan, offered by the state, has some
new features. State employees opening new accounts in the Virginia
Prepaid Education Program or the Virginia Education Savings Trust
qualify for reduced application fees if they make payments on
their accounts through payroll deduction. The newest college savings
option, CollegeAmerica,SM is available to employees who work with
a financial adviser. CollegeAmerica features 21 mutual funds offered
by the American Funds. Additional information is available online
fall, U.Va.s Community Relations Office has distributed
nearly 2,000 Off-Grounds Living Guides to student
renters, and hundreds of magnets listing contact information should
neighbors have concerns about student noise, trash, behavior or
the guide and magnet were developed in collaboration with the
citys Neighborhood Development Services Office; city, county
and University police; and University deans of student affairs.
health fair Oct. 26
U.Va. chapter of the Student National Medical Association will
hold a community health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at
Buford Middle School. The students will address health issues
facing members of the Charlottesville community.
conducted research on local health issues and sorted them into
two categories: major health issues of concern, including diabetes,
hypertension and teen pregnancy; and major causes of death in
Charlottesville: heart disease, stroke and cancer.
in 1964, SNMA is the oldest and largest minority medical student
organization in the country. The organization addresses the health
concerns and needs of underserved minority populations. More information
can be found at www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/snma.
scholarships available for global health
you know students who are interested in visiting foreign countries
to help improve health care and related problems, tell them about
the travel awards offered by the Center for Global Health. An
informational meeting will be held Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Jefferson
center will support 2003 summer or fall research projects to second-
and third-year undergraduates, professional students and graduate
students. The program aims to encourage U.Va. students to work
on interdisciplinary health-related research on some aspect of
health and the alleviation of diseases of poverty. The students
will work in an impoverished area for a minimum of six weeks.
application, along with faculty letters of endorsement, résumé,
a statement and official transcripts must be submitted by Dec.
6. Contact Breyette Lorntz at 243-6237 or email@example.com,
or April Ballard at 243-6383 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for information. Notification of the award recipients will be
made in mid-February.
women in the arts
Womens Center is featuring women artists who are U.Va. alumnae,
faculty or students in the second half of a yearlong series called
Artists of Vision, aligned with the Universitys
Virginia 2020 planning initiative themes.
Upcoming participants include alumna Julie Lynn, who heads the
independent production company Mockingbird Films. She will speak
Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Clark Hall Auditorium on producing the award-winning
show, Wit, for HBO.
Nov. 9, bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, another alumna, will perform
in a jazz concert with the group Married Couple at Starr Hill
Nov. 14, U.Va. architecture dean Karen Van Lengen will speak on
the Universitys famous architecture and its relationship
to race and gender. Her talk will be at 7 p.m. in the Newcomb
Hall Board Room.
NewsMakers will air a recent Explorations in Black Leadership
program Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. Vernon Jordan, a former Civil Rights
leader and former adviser to President Bill Clinton, and Annette
Gordon-Reed, author of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson:
An American Controversy, discuss the book they co-authored,
Vernon Can Read.
NewsMakers, which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m.
on Adelphia Public Access Ch. 13, spotlights noteworthy individuals
who give talks on Grounds.
Speaking, a program produced by the U.Va. Institute for
Practical Ethics and Charlottesville PBS, will focus on Wealthy
Candidates, Winning Campaigns on its Oct. 31 show. Host
John Jeffries, dean of the U.Va. Law School, talks with political
analyst Larry Sabato and law professor Lillian BeVier, both from
U.Va., on WHTJ-TV at 8:30 p.m. The show is broadcast again on
Sunday at 11 a.m.
The benefits open enrollment period closes Nov. 30. For information:
The College has not put its entire course registration and academic
advising program online. Students will continue to meet with advisers
and register in the customary way, but the College will no longer
send registration cards and PACE forms to advisers. They can be
accessed online and sent to students via e-mail.