Community briefing on projects june 17
To sustain the progress of its academic and clinical programs,
the University has developed a master plan that outlines its future
building needs. An inaugural community briefing on Building
for Tomorrow: U.Va.s Master Plan will be held June
17 to give residents an opportunity to learn about building projects
supporting U.Va.s core missions of teaching, research, public
service and patient care. The meeting, led by Leonard W. Sandridge,
executive vice president and chief operating officer, will take
place at 7 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Parking will be available
at the Emmet Street Parking Garage. For information, contact:
U.Va. Community Relations Office at 924-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
lacrosse wins NCAA championship
The Virginia mens lacrosse team won the 2003 NCAA Division
I championship May 26, beating top-ranked Johns Hopkins 9-7. Head
coach Dom Starsia led the Cavaliers to their first national championship
midfielder Chris Rotelli and junior goalie Tillman Johnson were
named to the first team of the 2003 All-America teams in the United
States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association. Rotelli, the ACC
Player of the Year and winner of the Tewaaraton Trophy
equivalent to footballs Heisman Trophy is the first
midfielder in U.Va. history to make at least 20 goals and 20 assists
in a season. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA
UVAs summer schedule
Inside UVA will publish biweekly in June and
August, but not in July. Publication dates are June 27, Aug. 15
and Aug. 29. Send July and early August news and notices by June
18 for the next issue. For up-to-date news, see Top News Daily
telethon tops goal
The current state of the economy didnt stop NBC Channel
29 viewers from helping to raise more than $1.7 million during
the Childrens Miracle Network telethon that aired May 31
through June 1. Proceeds will benefit the U.Va. Health System
Childrens Medical Center. This years total was $120,000
more than last years $1.58 million.
the money raised during the telethon, 30 percent will go toward
renovations for the Newborn Intensive Care Unit and 30 percent
to the pediatric endowment, which is matched by the School of
Medicine deans challenge fund. The other 30 percent will
fund CMC research grants, and 10 percent will provide extras such
as childrens books and toys.
of Day of Caring volunteer work
U.Va. employees can serve the community on the United Way Laurence
E. Richardson Day of Caring, Sept. 24. Because projects are limited
and available on a first-come, first-served basis, faculty and
staff should e-mail their names and the types of projects in which
they are interested to Dana Rivera at email@example.com.
Include phone number, department name and address, T-shirt size
and other information useful in matching you to a project. If
several employees want to work as a team, indicate that preference.
employees work with volunteers from the community on projects
designed to help people and organizations in Charlottesville and
the surrounding counties. Past projects have included working
with children and seniors, landscaping, painting and construction
project assignments will not be made until receipt of the project
list in mid- to late August.
focuses on trend in student suicide
U.Va.s June 12-13 conference on Suicide, Violence
and Disruptive Behavior on University Campuses attracted
a sold-out audience of nearly 300 clinicians and student affairs
professionals from colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada.
on clinical, administrative and legal issues, the conference addresses
what many studies show is an increasing trend toward suicide and
violent or disruptive behavior among college students nationwide.
According to the National Mental Health Association, the suicide
rate for young people between 15 and 24 has nearly tripled since
1960. Among college-age individuals, suicide is the second leading
cause of death after accidents.
this disturbing trend and the potential impact on colleges and
universities led to our desire to host the conference, said
Penny Rue, dean of students and co-leader of the conference with
Russ Federman, director of Counseling and Psychological Services.
an overview of the problem by Federman and Rue, David Rudd of
Baylor University spoke on Suicidal Students. He is
president-elect of the American Association of Suicidology and
has written several books on suicide.
featured speakers on the schedule were: Eric Harris, risk management
consultant to the American Psychological Association Insurance
Trust, legal counsel to the Massachusetts Psychological Association
and a faculty member at the Massachusetts School of Professional
Psychology; Janet Warren, professor of clinical psychiatric medicine
and associate director of the Institute of Law, Psychiatry and
Public Policy at U.Va.; and Gary Pavela, director of judicial
programs and student ethical development at the University of
Maryland, and editor of the journal Synthesis: Law and Policy
in Higher Education.
leaving, Daniel named to post
Joseph E. Grasso, who has served as associate dean of planning
and operations in the College and Graduate School of Arts &
Sciences, has been named to Washington and Lee Universitys
newly created position of vice president for administration, effective
Daniel will become associate dean for administration and planning.
He has served as chief of staff to the Arts & Sciences Dean
for five years. Daniels duties will include overseeing capital
projects and space management, as well as strategic planning.
scheduled to begin Monday
Some blasting is scheduled to begin next week as workers begin
excavating for the concrete foundation walls of the parking garage
associated with U.Va.s John Paul Jones Arena. Current plans
are for the blasting to be carried out Monday through Friday in
four sequences that start June 16 and end June 27.
Monday, weather permitting, and continuing throughout the month,
there will be two periods of blasting each day. The first will
occur between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m; the second between 6 and
7 p.m. The blasting will entail setting small charges to excavate
minutes before each blasting, the contractor will sound warning
signals with a siren, and flagmen will be posted along Copeley
Road at access points to keep pedestrians and vehicles away from
the blasting area. Immediately after the blasting, normal access
to Copeley Road will resume.
more information about the blasting, access the Web at http://www.fm.virginia.edu/fpc/ArenaProject/ArenaBlastingPlan.htm.
As a reminder to summer students and residents, as well as the
year-round community, the University Police Department urges everyone
to use caution in light of a series of assaults, including sexual
assaults, currently being investigated by local law enforcement
authorities. These assaults have occurred in the city of Charlottesville
in areas densely populated with students, faculty and staff.
The most recent composite of the suspect in a series of assaults
can be viewed on the police department Web page at www.virginia.edu/
uvapolice by clicking on public notices in the
left hand column.
you have information related to the suspect or assaults, call
Crimestoppers at 977-4000 or the U.Va. Police Department at 924-7166.
Members of the University and local community can take simple
precautions to help reduce the risk of being victimized. Here
are tips from the U.Va. Police Department.
1. Avoid walking alone.
2. Walk in groups whenever possible.
3. Trust your instincts about a person or situation. If you feel
uncomfortable, report suspicions to police by calling 911.
4. Avoid dark isolated areas.
1. Keep doors and windows locked.
2. Keep all curtains, window shades and blinds closed at night.
3. Use outdoor lighting.
4. Trim shrubs and trees to enhance natural surveillance from
5. Look out for your neighbors and fellow community members.
6. If you see or hear a prowler, report it to police immediately.
Awards and achievements of U.Va. faculty and staff
Dr. Hilary Sanfey, associate professor of surgery in the
Division of Transplant Surgery, has been recognized by the Association
of Surgical Education for its 2002-03 Outstanding Teacher Award.
Ethan Blue, a research fellow at the Carter G. Woodson
Institute for African-American and African Studies and a history
Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas-Austin, received an
honorable mention from the Association of American Geographers
Cultural Geography Specialty Group for his paper, Seeing
Like a Racial State: The Racial/Spatial Nexus of Punishment in
Texas and California State Prisons, 1929-45.
Arts @ the Museum
The University of Virginia Art Museum offers area middle- and
high-school students an opportunity to explore the visual arts
in Summer Arts @ the Museum, a two-week program offered three
times during July and August. Youth entering grades four through
12 this fall are eligible to attend the sessions at the museum.
As in the past, students will work closely in workshops with artists,
including mixed media artist and arts educator Tim Rollins, who
will be exhibiting artwork at the museum this fall, composer Judith
Shatin of U.Va.s music department, and documentary photographer
Mary Motley Kalergis. Young artists also will visit the Music
Resource Center to record a group musical composition.
are July 718, July 21Aug. 1, and Aug. 415, Monday
through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fee: $400 for museum members
and $460 for non-members before June 16; additional $40 after
June 16. Scholarships are available. For details, contact Jennifer
Van Winkle at 243-5534 or e-mail summerarts
firstname.lastname@example.org. See also the museums Web site, www.virginia.
A committee has been formed to identify candidates to fill the
position of assistant University librarian for organizational
development. After a nationwide search, the committee will make
recommendations to University Librarian Karin Wittenborg.
Diane Walker, associate University librarian for user services,
is chairing the committee. Other members are: Marie Carter, library
human resources coordinator; Guy Mengel, director of library information
technology services; Vicki Coleman, director of Clemons Library;
Ann Whiteside, director of the Fine Arts Library; Melinda Baumann,
director of digital library production services; Charles Lyons,
collections coordinator, Science & Engineering Library; Regina
Rush, public services assistant, Special Collections.
names of possible candidates to email@example.com (Attn:
AUL Search Committee). For details, see http://www.lib.virginia.
Robert D. Cross, 79, died May 31 in Charlottesville. He
was a professor and dean of the faculty of Arts & Sciences
from 1972 until he retired in 1994. He was president of Hunter
College from 1967-69 and Swarthmore College from 1969-72.
A native of Grinnell, Iowa, he earned bachelors, masters
and doctoral degrees in history and literature from Harvard. He
taught history at Swarthmore and Columbia.
Joan Benfield Berman, 56, of Crewe, died May 10. She was
a lecturer of Latin and Sanskrit in the Department of Asian and
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.
Jeanne C. Biggar, 79, of Louisa, died May 8. She was an
associate professor of sociology from 1969 until her retirement
in 1987. She conducted numerous studies of demographic patterns
among the elderly. Her publications include The Sunning
of America: Migration to the Sunbelt, a 1979 study for the
Population Reference Bureau.