liver transplant option being tested
People with liver disease awaiting transplant have a new option
that is being tested at U.Va., thanks to a $1.5 million grant
from the National Institutes of Health. Drs. Carl Berg and Tim
Pruett of the Digestive Health Center will track the risks and
benefits of transplanting part of a living donors liver
into patients with diseases such as hepatitis C. Although the
procedure is still controversial, it could help address the transplant
shortage. Unlike most organs, the liver regenerates itself, so
the donors and recipients livers will regrow.
development from Johannesburg to U.Va.
Global environmental problems and their social impact on communities
around the world fueled the World Summit on Sustainable Development
that convened in Johannesburg, South Africa, in August. Recognizing
that local action and planning are essential to successfully tackle
these issues, the School of Architecture will host a symposium
Nov. 15. Timothy Beatley, a professor in urban and environmental
planning who attended the global summit, is organizing the event.
The symposium, free and open to the public, will be held 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 153. For details, call or e-mail
Bettie Hall at 924-1339 or email@example.com.
to help bring American history to Southwest Va.
Several departments and programs at the University will team with
the Scott and Russell County school systems and a consortium of
14 other school districts to improve American history education.
The U.S. Department of Education awarded the school districts
a three-year, $1 million grant that will fund mentoring programs,
professional education and training seminars.
The Virginia Center for Digital History will receive $256,208
to develop teaching materials and a Web site. Other partners include
U.Va.s College at Wise, history departments at Virginia
Tech and Emory and Henry College, regional history museums and
the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
symposium to focus on Karl Poppers influence
Philosophers and scientists still wrestle with questions such
as How does one evaluate the quality and validity of results
and theories? Karl Popper, one of the 20th centurys
most influential philosophers, developed concepts to analyze whether
practices were scientific or non-scientific. Also interested in
governance, he ultimately rejected communism in favor of an open
society of free citizens. A Nov. 22-23 symposium, sponsored
by the Forum of Contemporary Thought, will bring together leading
thinkers to consider these issues. Discussions will be held in
the Rotunda Dome Room Nov. 22 and in Minor Hall 225 on Nov. 23.
For details, e-mail Bob Kretsinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
opportunities for undergrads
Spread the word to second- and third-year undergraduates interested
in research the Harrison Awards will still be available
this year, despite state budget cuts. Forty awards of up to $3,000
each will be granted to outstanding undergraduate research projects
in the summer of 2003.
Harrison Award recipients will present their research projects
at a Nov. 21 symposium in Newcomb Hall. Information on the awards,
whose proposals are due Feb. 21, also will be available there.
For details, contact Nicole Hurd, director of the Center for Undergraduate
Excellence, at 924-7727 or email@example.com.
reduces schools paperwork
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia decided to
eliminate for this year two time-consuming reports
required of state colleges and universities, those on space utilization
data and institutional effectiveness.
a memo to schools, director Phyllis Palmiero said, In these
difficult fiscal times, we can alleviate some of your burdens
by reducing workloads and allowing institutions and agencies to
concentrate on their core missions. The institutional effectiveness
report will be biennial rather than annual a permanent
change and next due in July 2004.
gets gift for business professorship
The Napoleon Hill Foundation has given U.Va.s College at
Wise $250,000 to establish an endowed professorship of business.
It will be the colleges sixth endowed chair.
Hill, a native of Pound, overcame an impoverished upbringing to
become a business adviser to presidents and a best-selling author
of books such as Think and Grow Rich.
of the working poor to be discussed
Two U.Va. professors will join a progressive author Nov. 11 to
examine the modern economy and the limits on low-wage workers.
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed: On (Not)
Getting By in America, will participate in a panel on Poverty,
Power and Politics: Workers in the New Economy with English
professor Susan Fraiman and economics professor Sanjay Jain. The
forum, sponsored by the Carter G. Woodson Institute and the Studies
in Women and Gender Program, will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 225
of Minor Hall.
William Lee Miller, a retired U.Va. professor of political and
social thought, has received the 2002 Award of Achievement for
his book, Lincolns Virtues: An Ethical Biography, from the
Lincoln Group of New York, an organization dedicated to studying
the life and times of the 16th president. Miller, who is now a
scholar at the Miller Center of Public Affairs, said he chose
Lincoln for his most recent research because Lincolns
presidency is a case study in political ethics that applies continuously.
steps to career success
What's your ETA for career success? For the Employee Career Services
office, ETA stands for Explore-Think-Act, the three stages of
career planning. In the free workshops, faculty and staff can
explore their personal interests, abilities and career options;
think strategically about their career plan and develop goals;
and act to achieve their career goals.
workshops Exploring What You Like, Doing What You
Love: Using the Strong Interest Explorer for Career Planning,
Nov. 13, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Choices: Creating a Structured Career Plan for Satisfying
Work, Nov. 20, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
How to Write Great U.Va. Applications, Nov. 21, 8:30-noon.
Workshops are held at 2400 Old Ivy Rd. For details, call
honored for civil rights activism
From leading sit-ins at lunch counters to teaching history at
U.Va., Julian Bond has championed civil rights. For these and
other contributions, he has received the Freedom Award, given
annually by the National Civil Rights Museum. Previous recipients
include Rosa Parks, Coretta Scott King, Nelson Mandela and Colin
Powell. "I am immensely honored to receive this award, and
do so in the names, memories and unfinished works of thousands
of the nameless and anonymous brothers and sisters who made the
movement," Bond said.
for arts sake
Artist Tim Rollins founded Kids of Survival KOS
while working with learning-disadvantaged youth in the South Bronx
and has given similar workshops around the country. Students in
the program create a collaborative mural with images inspired
by various books. On display at Fayerweather Gallery until Dec.
3 is the exhibit After, based on Ovids Metamorphoses.
Rollins will be at U.Va. for a year and a half residency.
Ann Marie Hamric recently received the Distinguished Professor
Award and Carolyn Eddins the Excellence in Teaching Award from
the Nursing Alumni Association. Hamric was honored as an outstanding
researcher, teacher and colleague in the field of ethics. Eddins
was recognized for her outstanding teaching and clinical training
the holidays happier
Beginning Nov. 12, offices can start collecting food and gifts
for the Madison House Holiday Sharing Program, which provides
packages to needy families in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area.
To sponsor a family or make donations, call 977-7051.
features movie alternatives
The Universitys independent, foreign and classic film society,
OFFScreen, will present the latest Cannes Film Festival Grand
Prize winner, The Piano Teacher, on Nov. 10. Next,
Fritz Langs 1927 classic, Metropolis, will be
shown Nov. 17 in a fully restored, digitally enhanced and longer
version. Two of Michelangelo Antonionis films bring Italian
neo-realism to the screen: Il Grido, coming Nov. 24,
and LAvventura, on Dec. 4. Films are shown at
7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Theater.
muscle? Call Rent-a-Rower
Each year, the U.Va. mens crew club offers to lend their
rowing muscles to help people with chores. The athletes are available
all day Nov. 17 for $120 per man. If you need help moving furniture
or raking leaves and would like to contribute to this fund-raiser,
contact Tony Kilbridge at 982-5681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
bibliophiles need apply
For anyone interested in the history of books and printing, the
Rare Book School located in Alderman Library offers specialized
five-day short courses on a broad range of topics, from book illustration
in the 19th century to encoded archival descriptions. Some spots
remain open for the Jan. 6-10 session. For tuition and other information,
change and policy-making in Africa
Scientists should translate and communicate their findings
to the communities in the areas where they are doing their research,
said Rejoice Mabudafhasi, South Africas deputy minister
of environmental affairs and tourism, during a visit to U.Va.
last month. She participated in meetings about the large-scale
international effort U.Va. environmental sciences researcher Bob
Swap began two years ago, the Southern Africa Regional Science
Initiative, or SAFARI 2000. More than 100 scientists and government
officials attended the workshop. The projects purpose is
to understand climate change to better help governments prepare
for disasters, such as flooding or drought or disease epidemics.
you had your flu shot?
U.Va. employees can fight influenza by getting their free flu
vaccination at any of several clinics scheduled for November.
Just show up with an ID in hand. This years formula guards
against two new strains expected to circulate this winter.
Nov. 11, noon-3 p.m., Newcomb Hall 168
Nov. 12, 1:30-3 p.m., Darden Conference Room 145
Nov. 13, 1:30-4 p.m., Physics 120
Nov. 15, 8 a.m.-noon, 1-4:30 p.m., Occupational Health Services,
Nov. 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Republic Plaza, Conference Room 3
Nov. 19, 9-10:30 a.m., Stacey Hall, Patient Financial Services
Nov. 20, 7-9 a.m., Facilities Management Lunch Room
Nov. 20, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., University Hall Press Room
Nov. 20, 2-3:30 p.m., Printing Services Conference Room, Old Ivy
faculty put art in place
Michael Bednar, associate professor of architecture, recently
installed his steel sculpture, "Juxtaposition," on Fifth
Street as part of Charlottesvilles Art In Place
project. Associated Steel Products created the sculpture for him
based on a model he made.
just an abstract kind of idea about moving along the road,"
Bednar said about the two orange and red steel plates.
Richard Whitehill, an orthopedic surgeon, has had two works displayed,
The Tennis Players and The Biker.
Dr. Christopher Holstege, assistant professor of emergency medicine
at the Health System and medical director for the Health Systems
Blue Ridge Poison Center, has been awarded the American College
of Emergency Physicians 2002 National Teaching Award. Dr. Bruce
Schirmer, professor of surgery at the Health System, was elected
president of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic
Surgeons. Linda Watson, director of the Claude Moore Health Sciences
Library, was named president of the Medical Library
Association at the association's 102nd annual meeting in Dallas.
Natalie O. Kononenko, professor of Slavic languages and literature,
recently received a $1,250 award from the Stephania Bukachevska-Pastushenko
Archival Endowment Fund to collect and analyze the folklore and
ethnography of Ukraine. Warren T. Byrd, professor of landscape
architecture, won three national American Society of Landscape
Architects awards. Paul Walker, director of the Ensemble for Early
Music and on the music department faculty where he teaches harpsichord
and organ, was awarded the William H. Scheide Prize by the American
Bach Society for his book, Theories of Fugue from the Age
of Josquin to the Age of Bach.
topics on TV programs
will air a talk by author Helena Cobban on Israel and Palestine:
The Continuing Crisis Nov. 14 and 15. It will be broadcast
Thursdays at 9 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. on Adelphia Public
Access Ch. 13.
Ethically Speaking programs include a debate on physician-assisted
suicide with ethicist John Fletcher and Dr. Carlos Gomez, both
from U.Va., and Mary Faith Marshall from the University of Kansas
Medical Center, airing Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. Environmental protection
is the topic of the next show, on Nov. 14 at 8:30 p.m. and Nov.
17 at 11 a.m. with Trip Pollard, from the Southern Environmental
Law Center in Charlottesville, and Darden professor R. Edward
Freeman. On Nov. 21 and 24 (same times), Darden professor Patricia
Werhane and Robert Solomon, of the University of Texas, will examine
intellectual property rights. The program, produced by the Institute
for Practical Ethics and Charlottesville PBS, is hosted by U.Va.
Law Dean John Jeffries and broadcast on WHTJ-TV.
U.Va.s branch of the Virginia Museum of Natural History
will feature endangered species in desert and prairie habitats
this month. Rick Reynolds, of the Virginia Dept. of Game and Inland
Fisheries, will lead Science Saturday Nov. 9 at 10 a.m. The Nature
Time program, with activities for children ages 3-5, will be Nov.
12 at 10:30 a.m. and Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $3 for museum
members; $4 for nonmembers. The Nature Explorers club, open to
children ages 6-11, meets Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. Call 982-4605 to pre-register.
Gov. Mark Warner has approved a new employee suggestion program,
the Ask Why campaign, as another way to cut costs
and improve services. Ask Why ideas could qualify
for the Employee Suggestion Program, which offers cash rewards
and paid leave to employees whose suggestions result in significant
cost savings. See www.governor.state.va.us/
or the Va. Govt Employees Assoc. at www.vgea.org,
or e-mail suggestions to email@example.com.
Tom Cichon, 55, of Crozet, died Nov. 2. He worked
for ITC as a senior programmer/analyst, specializing in Macintosh
Doris Page Loving, 51, of Faber, died Oct. 14. She
was employed as assistant manager in the printing and copying
center from 1974 until her death.
Bob Neal Woodrum, 77, of Charlottesville, died Oct.
10. He worked as an office service assistant in transportation
services from 1966 until 1987.
Annie Jones Locker, 87, of Charlottesville, died
Oct. 4. She worked at U.Va. in several different jobs during the
1960s and 70s.
Betty B. Pittman, 69, of Charlottesville, died Oct.
3. She worked in the summer session office from 1956 until 1991.