Holland to step in after Holt leaves
University ombudsman Brad Holland has been appointed interim
director of Equal Opportunity Programs while a search is conducted
for director Karen Holts replacement.
is leaving U.Va. July 25 to become executive director of Project
Pericles, a not-for-profit organization in New York City that
works with selected colleges and universities to promote civic
engagement among students.
Davis changing jobs
Pablo Davis, assistant dean of students, is leaving that position
in August to direct the new South Atlantic Humanities Center at
the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, a joint project with
U.Va. and Virginia Tech. The center is one of eight regional centers
that the National Endowment for the Humanities created to preserve
and share each regions cultural heritage. The South Atlantic
center covers the coastal states from Virginia through Florida,
as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
in the interim
While a national search is under way for a new director of the
Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, Daniel Pitti,
project director, and computer science professor Worthy Martin,
technical director, will serve as interim co-directors.
director John Unsworth will step down June 30 to become dean of
the School of Library Science at the University of Illinois at
John has made a substantial contribution to the University
in building IATH into a national, indeed international, leader
in humanities computing, said Gene Block, vice president
UVAs summer schedule
Inside UVA will not be published in July. The next publication
dates are Aug. 15 and Aug. 29.
begins July 1
New students and their parents will be coming to Grounds in July
for two-day orientation sessions. A total of eight sessions, with
separate programs running concurrently for students and parents,
will begin July 1-2 and go through July 28-29. A session just
for new transfer students and their parents will take place July
21-22. For details, see the Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/orientation/summer.html.
make best of weekend
About 3,000 alumni and family members sloshed from U-Hall to Madison
Bowl to other nostalgic spots at U.Va. during a rainy Reunions
Weekend June 6-8. Nine classes in five-year increments from 1958
to 1998 celebrated reunions. Participation in the 25th reunion
of the class of 1978 was the largest ever for that significant
milestone, said Jason Life, associate director of the Alumni Association.
events had to be moved inside due to the weather, which might
have kept some people from attending, Life said. It kept U.Va.
Facilities Management and Catering Service workers busy switching
deserve a lot of praise for their flexibility and can-do attitude,
Along with the rain, the dollars streamed in over Reunions Weekend.
The fund-raising total may more than double the goal of $6 million.
As of June 18, $7.3 million of $12.2 million pledged was already
Faculty Council hosts Yoke San Reynolds July 8
Yoke San Reynolds, vice president for finance, will be the featured
speaker at the next General Faculty Council meeting July 8. One
topic will be a proposal to renegotiate areas of health insurance
coverage that are of concern to general faculty. The meeting,
open to all general faculty, will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m.
in Ruffner Hall Room 200.
for the Book joins VFH
Virginia is the home of 77 colleges and universities, with more
than 29 percent of residents holding bachelors or graduate
degrees. It also is home to almost 19 percent of Virginians who
do not have high school diplomas and who cannot read well enough
to complete job applications or read stories to their children.
further the goals of meeting the literacy and literary needs of
citizens, the states Center for the Book is joining the
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, which presents the annual
Virginia Festival of the Book.
Center for the Book, a national program of the Library of Congress,
was established in 1977 to use the resources and prestige of the
Library of Congress to promote books, reading, libraries and literacy.
Centers have been established in all 50 states; Virginias
began in Roanoke in 1987 and is now based in Richmond.
Schools Miesfeldt honored
Medical Schools Humanism in Medicine Award went to Dr. Susan
Miesfeldt, associate professor of internal medicine. The annual
award recognizes a faculty member-physician who demonstrates humanistic
qualities in the practice of medicine and in all facets of professional
life, and provides expert patient care that is compassionate,
altruistic, ethically informed, technically superb, culturally
and spiritually sensitive. The honoree also has to show exceptional
teamwork and serve as a role model for students and colleagues.
is leaving U.Va. at the end of this month for professional reasons.
Senate fills executive council
The Faculty Senate elected three new members to the executive
council: Rebecca D. Kneedler, Curry School of Education; Claire
R. Cronmiller, Department of Biology; and William J. Kehoe, McIntire
School of Commerce.
executive council also includes Robert E. Davis, environmental
sciences, the new chairman; Marcia D. Childress, School of Medicine,
chairwoman-elect; Michael J. Smith, politics, outgoing chairman;
and Robert J. Davis, chemical engineering, secretary.
focus of conference
The Center for Politics will host the sixth annual Virginia Governors
Project conference July 17-18 at the Boars Head Inn. This
years program will chronicle the life and administration
of L. Douglas Wilder, the 66th governor of Virginia, and the only
African American elected governor in the United States.
The conference is free and open to the public, but registration
is required. To register, contact Molly Clancy at 243-8472 or
or visit http://www.centerforpolitics.org/programs/govcon/wilder/wilder_reg.
During Reunions Weekend, the School of Nursing Alumni Association
recognized three alumnae. C. Fay Raines, who earned her bachelors
degree in 1971 and her masters in 1974, received the 2003
Distinguished Alumni Award.
M. French, a 1991 graduate, received the 2003 Alumni Volunteer
Award. A U.Va. operating room nurse, French organized MERCI, the
Medical Equipment Recycling of Clean Inventory program.
Tracie Brown, who graduated last year, received the
2003 Young Alumni Award. After graduation, Brown was commissioned
as an ensign in the U.S. Navy and cared for injured American soldiers
and Iraqi POWs aboard the USNS Comfort in the Persian Gulf.
in Bibliography draws readers with e-book format
The electronic version of the journal Studies in Bibliography,
edited by U.Va. English professor David Vander Meulen, has attracted
heavy international traffic since it became available online.
In a recent month, the Web site drew 125,554 hits
and 14,538 visits, in which users explored the site
people now see Studies in Bibliography in a month than have read
it over the first half-century of its existence, said Vander
collaboration with U.Va.s Electronic Text Center, the periodical
offers all 52 of its annual volumes on the Web site of its sponsor,
the Bibliographical Society of U.Va., at http://etext.lib.
virginia.edu/bsuva/, where readers can download the texts
without charge as Microsoft Reader e-books.
In the 43rd annual Virginia Best In Print Competition, U.Va.s
Printing and Copying Services put its work up against the best
printing from 53 other Virginia printers, mostly commercial, and
won first place awards for all five printed pieces submitted.
following booklets and brochures won: Seasons Greetings
holiday card for the Virginia Football Office; Some Whys
Behind the Hows booklet for the Teaching Resource
Center; Foods of the Seasons catering menus for Dining
Services; Graduate Studies in Law catalog for the Law School;
and Virginia Lacrosse Media Guide for the Athletics Department.
Center needs you
The U.Va. Womens Center loses much of its large volunteer
staff after students leave town for the summer, and is looking
for volunteers to fill in for office duties. The time can be as
little as several hours one morning a week or more hours on a
the center at 982-2361 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilities Management will receive U.Va.s 10th award for
energy savings, this one from the Association of Energy Engineers.
winning these awards because we have a very good energy program.
Our energy savings record is pretty impressive, said Cheryl
Gomez, director of utilities.
Motto, energy program manager, reported in May that more than
5,000 motion sensors and timers for lighting had been installed
throughout the University, and at least 88 percent of U.Va. buildings
have been upgraded with energy-efficient lighting systems. These
two actions alone are estimated to save the University $863,000
a year in electrical costs.
2003-04 holiday schedule
holiday schedule for U.Va. employees is set based on the academic
calendar to ensure the least disruption to University operations
when students are attending classes. When observed holidays fall
on a less-than-ideal date, services should be maintained and compensatory
leave awarded to those who work.
who must work on a holiday should be given adequate advance notice
for personal planning.
27 & 28
Christmas Eve Day
Day After Christmas
New Years Eve Day
New Years Day
Martin Luther King Jr.Day
Spring Break Day
to issues on With Good Reason
Each week on NPR, the radio show, With Good Reason,
features expert faculty from Virginias colleges and universities
discussing a range of topics. Located at the Virginia Foundation
for the Humanities, With Good Reason also encourages
comments and feedback; write to withgoodreason@virginia.
edu. Listeners also can find the archives of past shows and
more information at the Web site, http://www.virginia.edu/vfh/wgr/index.html.
June 28-July 4
Super-Sizing the Media, with Frank Sesno of GMU, a former CNN
journalist; Judy Turk, a journalism instructor at VCU; and communications
professor Matt McAllister from Va. Tech.
The Obesity Epidemic, with Dr. Cindy Bulik, Medical College of
Virginia, and Dr. Nancy McLaren, U.Va.
Widows of the Titanic, with Deborah Welch, Longwood University
The Crystal Desert, with Hugh Ducklow, Virginia Institute of Marine
Science at William & Mary, and former W&M student, Jill
The Health Insurance Crisis, with Dr. Arthur Garson, U.Va., and
Dr. Sheldon Retchin, VCU
Zen and the Art of Healing, with Ellen Birx and Ginny Weisz, Radford
Uncovering Werowocomoco, with Martin Gallivan, William & Mary,
and Margaret Huber, Mary Washington College
Shakespeare and Race, with Imtiaz Habib, Old Dominion University
See calendar (page 11) for stations in or near the Charlottesville
scholarships announced for U.Va. children
The School of Engineering and Applied Science has announced recipients
of the 2003-04 Jean Holliday Scholarships, named for the woman
who served as secretary or administrative assistant to engineering
school deans for 37 years, from 1944-81.
undergraduate students are the children of faculty and staff in
the Engineering School:
Aylor, son of James Aylor, professor and chairman of electrical
and computer engineering; Emily Bean and Jeffrey Bean, children
of John Bean, professor of electrical engineering; Genevieve Cohoon,
daughter of James Cohoon, associate professor of computer science;
Dana French, daughter of James French, research associate professor
of computer science; Seth Haxel, son of Bernard Haxel, staff of
mechanical and aerospace engineering; Lindsay Howe, daughter of
James Howe, professor of materials science and engineering; Michael
Jones, son of Mary Beck, director of applied math instruction;
Dan Laufer, son of Gabby Laufer, associate professor of mechanical
and aerospace engineering; Rebecca Lobo, daughter of Alex Lobo,
instrument engineer; Tina Lung, daughter of civil engineering
professor Winston Lung; Jennifer Prey, daughter of Jane Prey,
computer science lecturer; and Stephen Shiflet, son of Gary Shiflet,
professor of materials science and engineering.
William Layton W.L. Baugher, 71, of
Stanardsville, died June 1 at the U.Va. Medical Center. He retired
from Facilities Management in 1999.
James Joseph Romanello, 60, of Stuarts Draft, died June 4
in Charlottesville. At the time of his death, he was a security
guard for the hospital.
Dr. Nickolas Joseph Sojka, 69, died June 16 in Wilmington,
N.C. He was founder and chairman of the Department of Comparative
Medicine. He was a professor of medical education for 32 years.