Caplin to give finals speech
The University helped shape Mortimer Caplins life, and he
has since helped shape the University. Caplin, who earned undergraduate
and law degrees from U.Va. before serving as a top official in
the Kennedy administration and then embarking on a successful
career in tax law, will give the commencement address May 18 at
Final Exercises. A former member of the Board of Visitors and
a past winner of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law,
Caplin has been generous in his support for the University, particularly
the Law School and the arts.
Virginia Film Festival will show us the money
While budget troubles are on everyones mind, the Virginia
Film Festival will devote its 2003 fall festival to movies and
discussions reflecting on the pervasive role of money in media,
art and society. More than 80 classic and premiere screenings
and nearly 100 guest filmmakers and speakers will address the
theme of $. Events will be held throughout Charlottesville
Instead of escapist fare, there will be films about wealth and
poverty, consumerism and commodification, gambling, robbery, greed
and forgery, including Citizen Kane, Wall Street,
Take the Money and Run, How to Marry a Millionaire,
Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Gold Rush,
Greed and the cartoons of Scrooge McDuck.
Director Richard Herskowitz notes that the 2002 festivals
Wet theme was accompanied by significant rainfall.
Since many believe that our last theme helped bring about
the end of the regions drought, were hoping this years
money theme will turn around the economy, he
employees to get $1,000 awards
Its time to nominate exceptional employees whose
hard work youve supervised or seen firsthand for an Outstanding
Contribution Award. New this year, the winners will each receive
$1,000, along with being honored at the annual awards banquet
on June 5. Either the nominator or one of the two endorsers must
be the nominees supervisor. Up to 11 classified employees
will be chosen five from the academic division, five from
the Health System and one from U.Va.s College at Wise. Nomination
forms are available online at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/linksforms.html.
The completed package is due by 5 p.m. March 21.
employees will be automatically submitted for the Governors
Awards, which are given to employees around the state and will
be announced during Virginia Public Service Week, May 5-11.
income 2000 from the Cooper Center
The annual income report from U.Va.s Weldon Cooper Center
for Public Service provides a snapshot of Virginians wallets
at the end of an economic boom. By studying tax 2000 data, the
center found that the states median income for couples was
a record $56,520, just before the economy went sour after a six-year
climb. The five highest-income localities were all in Northern
Virginia, led by Loudoun County ($80,122), with the five lowest-income
counties all in Southwest Virginia, bottomed by Lee County ($27,326).
County ranked 14th in couples median adjusted gross income,
which was $66,175, and the city of Charlottesville 41st, with
median income at $50,560. Albemarle was among the localities with
the greatest disparities in incomes between wealthier and less
wealthy taxpayers in 2000.
gives one-two punch to lymphoma
The U.Va. Health System is now offering a new treatment for patients
with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Zevalin therapy
uses a drug that binds to specifically targeted cancer cells,
then delivers a radiation burst. The approach provides better
results with fewer side-effects than traditional chemotherapy
and radiation therapy.
major direction in cancer research is to develop targeted therapies
that have the ability to attack tumor cells more effectively while
sparing normal tissue, said Dr. Michael E. Williams, professor
of medicine in the U.Va. Cancer Center.
lymphoma, which affects about 60,000 people a year, is a cancer
of the lymphatic system that can arise almost anywhere in the
body, most commonly in the lymph nodes.
establishes seven professorships
At its Jan. 31 meeting, the Board of Visitors established seven
new professorships in business and law, bringing the number of
endowed chairs at the University to 419.
the estate of David A. Harrison III, one of U.Va.s most
generous benefactors, five professorships will be created in the
School of Law, to which Harrison left $34.8 million. The bulk
of the money will be used to fill the David and Mary Harrison
Distinguished Professorships. More funds will boost three of the
oldest endowed chairs at the law school, named for James Madison,
James Monroe and John B. Minor.
other two new professorships, established in the Darden School,
are the Leslie E. Grayson Professorship in Business Administration
and the Killgallon Ohio Art Professorship in Business Administration.
Killgallon Ohio Art Professorship is being funded by William Carpenter
Killgallon, who attended the Darden Schools Executive Program
in 1976 and is now CEO of the Ohio Art Company, and his brother,
Martin, who earned his MBA from Darden in 1972 and is now the
companys president. Their late father, William Casley Killgallon
created the popular "Etch a Sketch" toy, made by the
Ohio Art Co., in 1960.
taught in the Darden School from 1971 to 1998, specializing in
international business management. Former students, friends and
associates contributed to the Grayson Chair.
hall named after C. Ray Smith
Following a proposal from Darden School to name its new wing east
of the Darden library for one of the schools most dedicated
teachers and administrators, the Board of Visitors approved the
naming of C. Ray Smith Alumni Hall. A member of Dardens
second graduating class, Smith earned his MBA in 1958 and joined
the faculty in 61. He will retire this spring.
center named for Darden founder
The Board of Visitors approved naming the recently completed Darden
building, which houses a 500-seat auditorium, a new dining room
and offices, after the founder of the school, Charles Cortez Abbott.
Abbott served as dean from the time the school opened its doors
in Monroe Hall in 1955 until his retirement in 72.
U.Va.-bound sons and daughters
Sons and daughters of full-time faculty and staff are eligible
to apply for the Faculty and Staff Undergraduate Scholarship.
Applicants for the scholarship to U.Va. may be new students, transfer
students or currently enrolled students. The award amount will
be $2,000.The application deadline is March 31. Applications can
be completed online at the following Web sites: www.fafsa.ed.gov
and www.virginia.edu/financialaid. Questions? Call the Office
of Financial Aid at 982-6000.
could go to Mini-Med School
You wont have to keep a residents hours, but you can
be one among 139 students who get a closer look at
physician training and medical research through the Mini-Med School,
offered by the U.Va. School of Medicine March 27 through May 8.
Each Thursday evening, from 7-9 p.m., a popular professor will
speak on a topic that relates medical research to illness and
health. Sign up for the free, seven-week session by March 10;
participants will be selected by lottery. Call 924-5839 or 924-2563
or apply on the Web at www.med.virginia.edu/med-ed/minimed.
Meetings are held in Jordan Hall, and free parking is available.
Achievement seeking business role models
Junior Achievement is recruiting volunteers to go into the classroom
as role models an hour a week for five weeks starting in February.
The purpose of JA is to educate and inspire young people to value
free enterprise, business and economics in order to improve the
quality of their lives. The Elementary School Program is designed
to show students the relevance of education in the workplace,
as well as to prepare them for lifelong learning. This year JA
will work with more than 1,800 students in the Albemarle County
and Charlottesville city schools.
All program materials are provided along with training by JA staff.
Contact Kristin Grimes, executive director, at 293-1337 or by
for more information.
Historians Reginald D. Butler, director of the Woodson
Institute for African and African-American Studies, and Corey
D.B. Walker, director of the institutes Center for the Study
of Local Knowledge, are featured in an article in the Winter 2003
alumni journal of the Frederich Schiller University in Jena, Germany,
about a two-week seminar they led there last summer on African-American
history and slavery.
journal is on the following Web site: http://www.uni-jena.de/content_page_1913#ami
Dr. Bruce Hillman has been selected as the editor in chief of
the Journal of the American College of Radiology. Hillman, the
Theodore E. Keats professor and chairman of the Department of
Radiology at the School of Medicine, is a chancellor of the ACR.
A recent volume of The Papers of George Washington,
edited at Alderman Library, has been awarded the 2003 Jefferson
Prize of the U.S. Society for History. The prize for an outstanding
documentary edition went to Volume 11 in the Presidential Series,
August 1792-January 1793, edited by Christine Patrick. Philander
D. Chase is editor of the George Washington papers.
Sarah Farrell, assistant professor of nursing, is the Nursing
Alumni Associations winner of a Spring 2003 Innovative Teaching
Award for her proposal, Global Connections: Videoconferencing
to Enhance Teaching in a Global Classroom. Farrell will
test a method of videoconferencing in a nursing health policy
course, evaluate its effectiveness, and serve as a consultant
with other faculty to use this strategy in their courses.
Laura Justice, assistant professor of communication disorders
in the Curry School of Education, will receive the annual Early
Career Publication Award for her article, Use of storybook
reading to increase print awareness in at-risk children,
published in The American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology
in February 2002. The Division for Research of the Council for
Exceptional Children established the award to recognize
an outstanding research publication by an individual within five
years after completing the doctorate.
for spreading the word about U.Va.
U.Va. public relations professionals garnered many awards from
the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District
III Advancement Awards.
U.Va. News Services
Special Merit Award for Media Relations Projects to information
officer Jane Ford for her entry, Danger in Exurbia
University Publications and Development Communications
of Excellence in the category of annual reports with four or more
colors, for the 2001 Presidents Report, produced with the
Office of the President
n Grand Award, Fund-Raising Publications, for the final Campaign
Report, Campaign for the University of Virginia
Award of Excellence, Direct Mail, for the MY-D-CAV young
alumni fund-raising campaign, developed in coordination with the
Reunion and Annual Giving staff in University Development and
the Young Alumni Council
Special Merit Award, Student Recruitment Publications,
for the University of Virginia Prospectus, developed in coordination
with the Office of Admission
Special Merit Award, Low-Cost Publications, for materials
created for a donor-recognition event, developed in coordination
with the Donor Relations staff in University Development
Special Merit Award in Overall Web Site Design and Implementation
for U.Va.s Web site, http://www.virginia.edu
& Sciences Communications
Award of Excellence in Electronic Newsletter Publishing,
Special Merit Award in Alumni Magazine Publishing, for
Arts & Sciences magazine
Award of Excellence in Direct Mail publications for Fourth-Year
Parking Party solicitation
Award of Excellence for Tabloid Improvement went to the
Health System Development offices newsletter. PULSE is published
twice a year and highlights philanthropy in action not
only recognizing important gifts, but also spotlighting the cutting-edge
research and lifesaving programs made possible through private
System Media Relations
Award of Excellence for Television Outreach in the Total
Programs-Media Relations category. The Health System Media Relations
office used a three-pronged effort to increase television coverage
in local and state markets: House Call, a twice-weekly,
two-minute live interview featuring a U.Va. doctor or health care
professional on medical topics for WVIR-Channel 29s Live
at Five newscast; Healthy Living series, a monthly
video story on how to stay healthy and prevent illness for WVIRs
Sunrise newscast: and a video news release, a monthly package
of two to three medical news stories, for distribution to 16 regional
television stations, including stations in Washington and the
metro areas of Richmond, Roanoke, Lynchburg and Norfolk, and CNN
Washington bureau, NBC Newschannel and News 14 Carolina.
A daylong professional development seminar for administrative
assistants will be held at the Omni Hotel Ballroom March 12, from
8 a.m.-4 p.m. Keynote speaker will be Yoke San Reynolds, U.Va.
vice president for finance.
Sessions will address: work/life balance, time management, assertive
communication and career development.
by the Leadership Development Center, the meeting is open to the
public for a $50 fee, but has a reduced fee of $25 for individuals
who have completed the four-day Exceptional Assistant Program
at U.Va. To sign up, call Holly Heilberg at 924-7227, or see the
Web site: http://www.
has a Mission Possible for you
Want to increase work and life satisfaction? Your mission, should
you choose to accept it, is to join the Faculty and Employee Assistance
Program for a series of workshops March 26-April 23 focusing on
long-term success. Learn or improve how to manage time, stress
and problem-solving. Practice skills for relaxation, maintaining
motivation and setting goals. By the end of the series, which
will be held on Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m. in Carruthers Hall conference
room 6, you should be on the path of success, ready to hear about
your next mission. Deadline for registering is March 15. For information,
call Denise Straughn at 243-2643 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eleanore C. Westhead, former director of the Learning
Needs and Evaluation Center, died Dec. 31 at her home in Greene
Mary Catherine Blatz, 49, of Orange, died Jan. 17.
She worked as a pharmacist at the University of Virginia Medical
Dr. Clifford H. Fox, 76, of Crozet, died Jan. 24.
Fox received his medical degree from U.Va. in 1951 and was a member
of the faculty until 1970.
Frederick Thomas Dove, 87, of Charlottesville, died
Jan. 25. He retired from Facilities Management in 1978.
Roy J. Palmateer, 59, of Kents Store, died Feb.
1. He was a retired patient transportation dispatcher for the
Amanda Bell Martin Layman, 62, of Louisa, died Feb.
2. She was a former employee of the U.Va. Health System.
Samuel W. Walker, 94, of Charlottesville, died Feb.
3. He was a Medical Center employee who retired after 50 years
Virgil Ward, 86, who retired in 1986 as professor
emeritus in the Curry School of Education, died Feb. 16. In 1990,
an endowed chair in the Curry School was established in his name
to honor his 30 years of service and his lifelong commitment to
educational opportunity for gifted students. His most recent work
was a treatise on lifetime education based on his belief that
the adult years are possibly the most rewarding and effective
period for the fulfillment of human potentialities within the