May 9-15, 2003
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Winners of University Teaching Fellowships
Keepsake of Graduation Day

Centralized approach needed to recruit minority grad students
SARS drives professor from Beijing
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Angela M. Davis: ‘This is my university’

Commerce headed back to the Lawn
Professor honored for research to combat pain
Architect, professor leaving unique legacies
See Jefferson’s library
Putting pedal to virtual metal
Trends drive federal hiring
Graduation 2003

News Briefs

Winners of University Teaching Fellowships
Assistant professors are awarded University Teaching Fellowships for their promise of becoming eminent researchers and inspiring teachers. Seven teachers will receive a $7,000 research stipend to develop new courses and participate in interdisciplinary discussions about teaching and professional issues. Other faculty members honored for their teaching were featured in the April 25 issue of Inside UVA.

Sponsored by the Provost’s Office and the Teaching Resource Center, this year’s fellowships go to: Lawrie Balfour, politics; Hilary Bart-Smith, mechanical and aerospace engineering; Ira Bashkow, anthropology; Paolo D’Odorico, environmental sciences; Louis P. Nelson, architectural history; Roseanna M. Neupauer, civil engineering; and Kevin Skadron, computer science.

Keepsake of graduation day
The 2003 graduation ceremony on the Lawn May 18 and Valedictory Exercises the day before will be recorded, with videos and DVDs available for sale. Cost: VHS $24.99; DVD $34.99 plus shipping and handling. To reserve a copy, contact the University Bookstore at or 1-800-759-4667.

2003 Outstanding Contribution Award-Winners
Day in and day out, they knit the University into the fabric of community by their exemplary service and ambassadorship, helping patients and students and their colleagues. Each year, U.Va. honors employees’ dedication with Outstanding Contribution Awards.

One of U.Va.’s winners this year, Mary Ferrate, was also selected to receive a Governor’s Award for Customer Service. She was recognized along with several other employees from across the state in Richmond May 7.

Coinciding with Virginia’s Public Service Week May 5-9, we list the honorees here; their profiles will appear in an upcoming issue of Inside UVA.

Douglas E. DeMuth, Housing
Joyce S. Dunn,
Procurement Services
Mary Ferrate, Continuing and Professional
Peggy J. Reed, Engineering-Computer Science
Nicole S. Vaughan,

Medical Center
Leslie Derwin Baruch, Therapy and Musculoskeletal Services
Diana L. Dudley,
Pediatrics, U.Va. clinic in Orange
Terry L. Lucas, Children’s Medical Center
William “Billy” Massie, Emergency Medicine
Cynthia Jean Westley,
Nurse Practitioner,
General Medicine & Geriatrics

U.Va.’s College at Wise
Darlene H. Moore,

Human Resources seeking new vice provost for international affairs
The Provost’s Office is beginning a job search for vice provost for international affairs, to succeed William B. Quandt, who has served as vice provost since 2000 and will return to full-time teaching. Responsibilities include overseeing the International Studies Office, its programs for study abroad and work with international students and scholars, the International Center and the International Residential College. The vice provost is also involved in expanding the University’s ties with universities abroad, in hosting visiting foreign delegations and in representing the University in international settings. Only U.Va. faculty are eligible to apply. The half-time position will be for three years. Application review begins May 14 and will continue until the position is filled.

For details, see or call Laura Hawthorne in the Provost’s Office at 924-3561.

Students help bring technology into the classroom
Seventeen fourth-year students were recognized for their participation in the College Technology Internship Placements program May 1, and a new group of 12 undergraduates were announced as next year’s interns.

CTIP pairs faculty with fourth-year student interns to bring innovative digital content and other technology enhancements to a variety of courses in the College of Arts & Sciences, from art to religious studies.

Student interns receive specialized training in Web site design, graphic arts and computer programming and will work closely with staff in several units, including the Digital Media Laboratory, the Instructional Technology Group, the Arts & Sciences Center for Information Technology, the Arts & Sciences Office of Computing and Technology Support, and the Teaching Resource Center.

CTIP is a partnership between the University Internship Program at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service and the College of Arts & Sciences.

Recycle e-quipment
Got electronic equipment you’re throwing out? Now you can recycle it.
U.Va. Recycling is hosting a collection at University Hall-Parking Lot South from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 24. The collection, which is being sponsored by the State Department of Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 3 office, includes: televisions, stereo equipment, computers, keyboards, mouses, monitors, printers, scanners, external disk drives, modems, computer speakers, remotes and cables.

Envirocycle, an EPA licensed recycler from Hallstead, Pa., will collect the material, which will be dismantled to component parts for recycling.
Week of the Nurse May 6-12

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as Registered Nurse Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession.

At the U.Va. School of Nursing, the weeklong observance on “Nurses: Lifting Spirits, Touching Lives” will feature a keynote address by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. She will talk about “Nurses as Healers,” at noon in McLeod Hall Auditorium on May 12. Light refreshments will follow the talk.

Now hear this: May is ‘Better Hearing and Speech’ month
Improving quality of life through improved communication is the specialty of U.Va.’s Speech-Language-Hearing Center. The center, located on Fontaine Avenue in Colony Plaza near the Fry’s Spring intersection, offers a range of services to the community, from language development in children to adult rehabilitation needs after stroke, from comprehensive hearing and hearing-aid testing to accent modification for individuals speaking English as a second language. For an appointment, call 924-6354.

Ethics focus of U.Va. leadership workshop
With U.Va.’s strength in multidisciplinary ethics education, it’s natural for the University to offer training for administrators from a range of settings. The U.Va. Leadership Development Center is offering an all-day workshop June 11, featuring Darden professor R. Edward Freeman, director of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics, speaking about “Putting Ethics at the Center of Leadership,” 10 a.m. to noon.

In the second session, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., John E. Baird and Marsha Borling, consulting firm partners of Baird/Borling Associates, will discuss issues for middle managers in “Leading from the Middle.” Recent research from organizational assessments suggests that those who occupy critical leadership roles may be suffering from lower morale levels than people they are expected to lead. The conference, to be held in Newcomb Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., costs $85 for U.Va. faculty and staff; $95 for the general public. The registration deadline is May 21. Register online at:

Library exhibit shows long and influential history of women at U.Va.
The history of women at the University is often told as a recent one, beginning with the admission of undergraduate women in the College of Arts & Sciences in 1970. An extensive new exhibition, “Making and Breaking Tradition: Women at the University of Virginia,” at U.Va.’s Alderman Library shows how the launch of coeducation was indeed a milestone but was far from the starting point in the long, rich story of women at U.Va. Drawing on historic materials from the University Archives and research through popular courses taught by Phyllis Leffler, director of U.Va.’s Institute for Public History, the library display features rare photos, manuscripts, student publications and other documents.

Summer camp for budding artists
The U.Va. art museum offers an opportunity for young persons’ artistic expression to blossom during the summer in biweekly sessions featuring photography, sculpture, printmaking and multimedia arts. Between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., rising fourth- through 12th-graders start with creative warm-up exercises and have two workshops in their chosen field, as well as participating in other art-inspired activities in and around the museum. Tuition, which is $400 for two weeks if paid by May 30, covers art supplies, a sketchbook and snacks. For application and information, call 924-7458, e-mail or visit the Web site at

Off the Shelf
John Milbank, Frances Myers Bah Professor of Philosophical Theology. “Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon.” Routledge.

Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan University Professor of English, editor. “Dante Gabriel Rosetti: Collected Poetry and Prose.” Yale U. Press.

Vanessa L. Ochs, Ida and Nathan Kolodiz Director of Jewish Studies and associate professor of religious studies, and Elizabeth Ochs, Brown U. student. “The Jewish Dream Book: The Key to Opening the Inner Meaning of Your Dreams.” Jewish Lights Publishing.

Exploring the Bible, Talmud and other rabbinic sources, “The Jewish Dream Book” shows that from Hagar to Jacob to King Solomon, interpreting and honoring dreams is an authentic, long-standing Jewish tradition.

David Summers, art history professor. “Real Spaces: World Art History and the Rise of Western Modernism.” Phaidon Press Inc.

Herbert Braun, associate professor of history. Second edition of “Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks.” Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Rita Felski, English professor. “Literature after Feminism.” U. Chicago Press.

Patricia Meyer Spacks, English professor. “Privacy: Concealing the 18th-Century Self.” U. Chicago Press.

David B. Mattern and Holly C. Shulman, editors. “The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison.” U.Va. Press.

The editors have culled a particularly rich selection of Madison’s letters to illuminate the story of the woman widely credited with setting the standard for successive generations of Washington’s political women.

John E. Mason, associate professor of history. “Social Death and Resurrection: Slavery and Emancipation in South Africa.” U.Va. Press.

Elizabeth Fowler, associate professor of English. “Literary Character: The Human Figure in Early English Writing.” Cornell U. Press.

John Frick. “Theatre, Culture and Temperance Reform in 19th-century America.” Cambridge U. Press

• Robert Louis Wilken. “The Spirit of Early Christian Thought: Seeking the Face of God.” Yale U. Press.

“Some theological questions about Jesus Christ were settled at the councils of Nicaea and Chalcedon and later incorporated into the Nicene Creed, but until then, and even long after, such formidable cruxes attracted the greatest minds in late antiquity, Origen, Jerome, Augustine and Gregory the Great, among them. … By focusing on how these Fathers of the Church approached the nature of Christ’s person (and the related mystery of the Atonement), Wilken aims to reveal their particular mode of thinking.”

Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book Review, April 20

Beyond fashion photographs
A retrospective of the photographs of Rodney Smith, a 1970 U.Va. alumnus, will open at the University Art Museum May 16. With a blend of spontaneity and composure, these images often include haunting or humorous details. In each black-and-white print, Smith seeks to reveal, even in the world of fashion, the enduring, underlying beauty present in the world around us.

This will be Smith’s first exhibition at his alma mater. He will present a gallery talk June 7 at 1:30 p.m. at the museum.

What’s the policy on that?
If you want to know the policy on U.Va. policies, see the new Web page from the Office of the Vice President for Finance at
The “Policy on Policies” establishes a process to ensure that University policies are located in one central Web site, readily accessible to users. Instructions for submitting a new policy or a revision are found on the page for policy developers. As new or revised policies are approved, they will be posted online. Eventually, all University policies, except those for the Health System, will be on this Web site.

Awards and achievements of faculty and staff

• Don Blake, part-time outreach consultant for the Community Relations office, received an honorary doctorate for humanitarian service from Briarwood College in Connecticut.

Curry professor Stanley Trent and co-authors won the Council for Exceptional Children’s annual publication award for the article, “Addressing Theory, Ethics, Power and Privilege in Inclusion Research and Practice,” in the Teacher Education and Special Education Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1.

U.Va. alumnus Alfredo J. Artiles, now at Vanderbilt University, and U.Va. graduate assistants Kimberly Fitchett-Bazemore and Araminta Coleman-Sorrell worked on the research.

Dr. Dorothy G. Tompkins, associate professor of clinical psychiatric medicine at the U.Va. Health System, has been elected fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, an association of physicians dedicated to improving the treatment of alcoholism and other addictions.

Dr. Debra Perina, associate professor of emergency medicine at the University Health System, has been elected to the American Board of Emergency Medicine Board of Directors. Perina’s term begins in July and will last for four years.

Dr. Vicky Norwood, a pediatric nephrologist, has completed a year as a fellow with the national, competitive Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine program sponsored by Drexel University. Norwood was supported in her nomination by Dr. Robert Chevalier, chairman of pediatrics, and Dr. Tim Garson, vice president and dean of the School of Medicine. She is the first participant from the U.Va. School of Medicine in this program, established in 1996.

U.Va.’s Army ROTC unit was recognized for being in the top 15 percent of the Cadet Command’s 270 units during the 2001-02 school year. The Army looks at cadets’ achievements, as well as the overall program.

In Memoriam
Donald MacInnis, 80, of Charlottesville, died April 20. He was an associate professor emeritus of music.

From 1950 until his retirement from U.Va. in 1994, he taught courses in theory and composition at the McIntire Department of Music. He held appointments as conductor of the University of Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the U.Va. Men’s Glee Club, and later founded and directed the University Singers.

Special edition
A special graduation edition of Inside UVA will be available May 16 and distributed on Grounds for the weekend. The next regular issue will be published May 30.


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