Digest -- U.Va. news daily
Governor taps Menaker as a top scientist
Apparently, the timing was right for Commonwealth Professor of
Biology Michael Menaker. One of the worlds leading experts
in the field of biological timing, Menaker was recently recognized
as one of Virginias six Outstanding Scientists of 2003.
These recipients are at the cutting edge of their fields,
from cancer cures to the protecting the Chesapeake Bay, and from
transportation safety to particle physics, said Gov. Mark
R. Warner. Their creativity, contributions, and dedication
are aimed at making life in Virginia and beyond
better for us all. The General Assembly recognized the winners
Feb. 18, and the awards will be formally handed out April 1.
(Top News Daily, Feb. 12)
by Tom Cogill
D. Casey Kerrigan
knees pay high price for high heels
Dr. D. Casey Kerrigan (above) does not wear high heels. Shes
seen too much pain.
Not foot pain, mind you, but knee pain more specifically,
osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis.
The debilitating condition is twice as common in women than men,
and Kerrigan, the newly recruited chairwoman of the Department
of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, says high heels are at
least partially to blame.(Top News Daily, Feb. 11)
Smith retires after nearly 50 years at Health System
Ed Smith began his U.Va. career driving a bakery truck during
his summer vacations back in the 1950s. He recently concluded
it as one of the U.Va. Health Systems most respected administrators,
with a retirement party that lured back former associates to honor
an old friend. In between, he crossed more than 103,000 miles
of Virginia roads, engaged in a tug-of-war with the Secret Service,
and did recon on student demonstrations, among many other things.
(Top News Daily, Feb. 10)
Gym, Onesty Hall to be renovated
Venerable old Memorial Gymnasium will receive a thorough facelift,
courtesy of a gift of more than $1.5 million from an anonymous
donor. The gift will push U.Va.s wrestling facilities into
the upper echelon in the country and will give the Cavalier womens
volleyball program a major boost. The gift will also pay for renovations
at Onesty Hall.
(Top News Daily, Feb. 17-18)