Diversity resources online
One of the most recent efforts to help communicate the Universitys
position and progress in the area of diversity is the Web site,
Go to Voices of Diversity online and see how the University
is working to build a community of understanding, tolerance
Sometimes health plan benefits and claims can be daunting or confusing,
but there is someone who can help: Anne Dawson. As the U.Va. health
plan ombudsman, she is there to explain policies, provide answers
and investigate coverage problems that employees have been unable
to resolve themselves. All encounters with her are confidential.
with the local community and the nuts and bolts of health care
insurance, Dawson has interned at Martha Jefferson Hospital, worked
for U.Va. patient financial services and, most recently, was claims
and customer service manager for six years for QualChoice and
SouthernHealth. She began the ombudsman job in October.
said her help runs the gamut from explaining benefits of the U.Va.
health plan to advising employees on the appeals process.
924-4346 or e-mail email@example.com.
to evaluate Sniper suspect Malvo
Among the rulings Fairfax County Circuit Court Judge Jane Marum
Roush made recently on pretrial motions filed by the attorneys
of sniper suspect Lee Malvo was authorization to have U.Va. clinical
psychologist Dewey Cornell assess Malvo for the defense.
precedent gives defendants in capital cases a right to expert
mental health assistance. Cornells duty will be to conduct
an objective and neutral evaluation
and determine if any mental health issues provide mitigating circumstances
in the defendants sentence. If Malvo is found guilty, the
jury will determine whether he should get the death penalty, uncommon
for a juvenile.
17, and co-defendant John Allen Muhammad, 42, are suspected in
13 shootings last year 10 of them fatal in the Washington
area sniper slayings and in six others across the country.
for a new era
How does an artist think? How does a scientist think? Faculty
members interested in pursuing either of these questions with
students have the opportunity to get support on developing a new
course devoted to presenting the topic with a broad, interdisciplinary
approach. With a $5 million grant to revolutionize teacher education,
called Teachers for a New Era, the Curry School and
College of Arts & Sciences are introducing a series of common
courses to integrate liberal arts education and teacher
education more closely and to serve as a vehicle for attracting
students to teaching.
for the new courses, which will be large lecture classes with
discussion groups, are due April 1. Proposals should involve at
least two faculty members from different departments. Of the six
discussion groups led by graduate teaching assistants (whose salaries
will be paid by the grant) one section will focus on teaching
issues. Faculty will be released from part of their teaching load
and will get summer support to create their courses.
details, call the Dean of Arts & Sciences office at
924-3437 or e-mail Karen Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org
or George Hornberger at email@example.com.
BAMA Works helps teen center
philanthropic foundation established by the Dave Matthews Band,
BAMA Works, has made a $10,000 grant to the U.Va. Teen Health
Centers Education Program. The program trains middle- and
high-school students to become peer health educators, providing
accurate and potentially life-saving information to their friends
on such topics as depression and suicide, body image and eating
disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, and sexually transmitted infections.
Crystal Ball looks into presidency
The Crystal Ball at http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/
is the brainchild of U.Va. Center for Politics director
Larry Sabato. The Web site is a comprehensive, innovative election
guide featuring hard-hitting analysis of political races across
the country. Theres also a look at how the 2004 presidential
nominees will be decided, along with the centers Seven
Principles of Successful Nomination-Seeking.
advice to George W. Bush: Beware the third year
its among the times that try presidents souls. The
center has a new analysis of the Gallup Poll trends for presidents
since Lyndon B. Johnson.
a professor, author and political analyst, Sabato draws on more
than 30 years of experience in monitoring national elections to
create this free Web site for journalists, students and political
wins national award
Linda K. Bunker received the fifth Directors Award from
the U.S. Office of Personnel Development and the Federal Executive
Institute. Bunker, professor of health and physical education
in the Curry School, is the first scholar to be given the award;
the first four awards went to presidential appointees. On the
U.Va. faculty since 1973, Bunker has devoted her career to researching
and advocating sports for girls and women.
work has been honored by more than a dozen awards, including the
Universitys highest honor, the Thomas Jefferson Award, which
she received in 1995. In 1996, she was inducted into the National
Womens Sports Hall of Fame.
Nightingale scholar to lecture
The School of Nursing will present the Agnes Dillon Randolph Award
to Lois Monteriro, professor emeritus of community health at Brown
University, on March 20 at 4 p.m. in McLeod Hall auditorium. Monteriro
will discuss Florence Nightingales Views on Women
and Womens Issues. Following the lecture, which is
free and open to the public, Monteriro will receive the award.
The 10th annual Agnes Dillon Randolph Lecture is co-sponsored
by the Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry and the nursing honor
society, Sigma Theta Tau, Beta Kappa chapter. Established in 1991
to support historical scholarship in nursing, the center is dedicated
to the preservation and study of nursing history in the United
Women concerned about their personal safety can take a self-defense
class taught by Lisa Speidel, formerly of the Sexual Assault Resource
Agency and now a free-lance instructor of the Rape Aggression
Defense System. The five-session class, which costs $40, will
be held on Sundays starting March 16 from 6-9 p.m. at the North
Grounds Recreation Center. It is open to full-time U.Va. students
and members of the Universitys recreation facilities.
information and to register for the class, visit the Web site,
conference draws Tibetan scholars
Scholars from around the world are at U.Va. this weekend to share
new advances in the historical study of Tibet and the Himalayan
is one of the leading U.S. centers for Tibetan and Buddhist studies,
as well as for making Tibetan materials and scholarship available
on the Web.
information about the conference, call the Center for South Asian
Studies at 924-8815. Visit the Web site of the Tibetan and Himalayan
Digital Library, created by religious studies professor David
Germano and run by an international team of scholars, at www.thdl.org.
receive Sloan fellowships
Jacob K. Goeree, associate professor of economics, and Jun Julius
Zhu, assistant professor in pharmacology specializing in neuroscience,
were among 117 scientists and scholars named by the Alfred P.
Sloan Foundation as recipients of its 2003 Sloan Research Fellowships.
Winners receive grants of $40,000. The fellowships are awarded
annually to recognize and support young scientists and scholars
in seven fields: chemistry, computational and evolutionary molecular
biology, computer science, economics, mathematics, neuroscience
on affordable architecture
How do architects work with communities to create affordable housing?
March 28-30, the School of Architecture, in collaboration with
the non-profit group Design Corp., will host Structures
for Inclusion 3, a conference highlighting the role architects
can play in providing affordable community design. Experts and
practitioners will present case studies illustrating both specific
solutions and prototypical systems. Discussions will examine ways
projects can move from idea to reality and the potential architects
have to bring about social change.
O. Wilson, associate professor of architecture at California College
of Arts and Crafts, will give the keynote address, Domestic
Encounters, on March 28.
The cost for attending the conference is $10 for U.Va. students
and members of the National Organization of Minority Architecture
Students and the American Institute of Architects ; $20 for other
students; $40 for interns; $150 for professionals; and $250 for
sponsors. Conference details and registration information are
available on the Web at www.designcorps.org.
art from Poland and U.Va.
At the art departments Fourth-Fridays Reception March 28,
a special exhibit, Collaborative Digital Works, will
be on display, featuring Bogdan Achimescu, U.Va. visiting assistant
professor of art, his students, and Artur Tajber and his students
from the Fine Arts Academy of Krakow, Poland. The reception will
be held at 5 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall.
for you, support for CMC
The U.Va. Childrens Medical Center is raffling off a 100th
Anniversary Edition 2003 Harley Fat Boy motorcycle.
The prize, worth $25,000, comes from Waugh Enterprises with a
custom-paint job and two helmets, plus a custom-built enclosed
trailer donated by Ruckersville Motorsports.
are $5 each or $20 for a book of 5 tickets.
2003 Ford Thunderbird convertible will also be raffled off again
this year (with 400 tickets at $250 each), courtesy of Jim Snead
by Klockner-Pentaplast, the raffles will benefit the Childrens
Medical Center. The centers goal is $100,000. To get tickets,
call Patrick Belisle or Maria Heil at 924-8432 or find tickets
on sale at the U.Va. Hospital Gift Shop and at ACAC fitness center.
Jeffrey Hopkins, professor of religious studies. Reflections
on Reality: The Three Natures and Non-Natures in the Mind-Only
School. University of California Press.
Guy Newland, editor. Changing Minds: Contributions to the
Study of Buddhism in Honor of Jeffrey Hopkins. Snow Lion
Rosenberg and Zachary Karabell, Miller Center research
fellows. Kennedy, Johnson and the Quest for Justice: The
Civil Rights Tapes. W.W. Norton & Co.
Portmann, religious studies professor. Sex and Heaven.
book explores why sex and sexuality have replaced religious belief
as the stairway to heaven in Catholicism.
new this month: the paperback edition of In Defense of Sin,
edited by Portmann and first published two years ago.
Tao, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering.
Adaptive Control Design and Analysis. John Wiley &
Sons (Adaptive and Learning Systems for Signal Processing, Communications
and Control Series).
Klosko, professor of politics. Jacobins and Utopians:
The Political Theory of Fundamental Moral Reform. University
of Notre Dame Press.
Louis Wilken, William R. Kenan Professor of the History of
Christianity. The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking
the Face of God. Yale University Press.
Curry School of Education faculty Daniel L. Duke, Margaret Grogan,
Pamela D. Tucker and Walter F. Heinecke, editors. Educational
Leadership in an Age of Accountability: The Virginia Experience.
Garrett, Henry Hoyns Professor of Creative Writing. Southern
Excursions: Views on Southern Letters in My Time. Louisiana
State University Press.
Ramazani, English professor; Richard Ellmann and Robert OClair,
editors. The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary
Poetry. Third edition. W.W. Norton.
Moreno, director of Center for Biomedical Ethics, editor.
In the Wake of Terror: Medicine and Morality in a Time of
Crisis. MIT Press.
the federal governments Department of Homeland Security
telling citizens to pack water, flashlights and duct tape in an
emergency kit to be ready for terrorist attacks, this book on
new and changing policies considers the ethical issues that are
surfacing in the climate of bioterrorist threat. Contributors
include U.Va. faculty George Annas, James Childress, Paul Lombardo
NewsMakers online as well as on TV
From activist, poet and playwright Amiri Baraka to former National
Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski, UVA NewsMakers provides
another chance for the community to hear notable speakers and
scholars who visit U.Va. The speaker series is not only televised,
but videos and transcripts also are available on the Web.
public service program, produced by University Relations
Television News Office, is broadcast weekly Thursdays and Fridays
on Charlottesville Public Access Ch. 13.
show also is broadcast on the ResearchChannel, a nonprofit consortium
founded by a core group of research universities and corporate
research divisions, available by direct-broadcast satellite, cable
television, webcast and video on-demand. In addition to this national
outlet, the program airs on the Universitys College at Wise
cable outlet, cable television in Tidewater through U.Va.s
Hampton Roads Center and on Georgia Tech Cable Network Television.
See the UVA NewsMakers new Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/uvanewsmakers
academic regalia by March 21
For faculty members participating in Final Exercises May 18, academic
regalia can be rented or purchased from the U.Va. Bookstore. Orders
are due by March 21
and may be placed weekdays between 9:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. The cost
of a rental cap and gown is $15, with an additional $15 for a
rental hood. For information, call Teresa Hammond at 924-3721
to nominate outstanding employees
Nominate exceptional employees whose hard work youve supervised
or seen first-hand 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
forms are available online at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/linksforms.html
and 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.
John T. Haliburton Sr., 82, of Charlottesville,
died Feb. 19. He retired from the University after many years
as executive chef.
Marvin Burke, 78, of Madison, died Feb. 23. He retired
in 1984 from Facilities Management as a power plant supervisor.
Dorothy C. Marsh, 85, of Charlottesville, died Feb. 27. She
retired from the Health System as an employee of Central Sterile
Carol Lee Jones, 69, of Charlottesville, died Feb. 27.
She worked in the Health Systems Department of Nutrition
Joann Stinne Green, 55, of Charlottesville, died Feb. 28.
She retired from the Health System as a laboratory technician
in December 2002.