Reward for information on rapist boosted
Local and University police departments have increased to $20,000
the reward offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction
of a serial rapist in the area.
have forensically linked the assailant to attacks on six women,
several of them University students, since 1997. The serial rapist
has struck at least twice in the last nine months, and police
are investigating other incidents in which he may have been involved.
said the suspect is a black male with a medium to dark complexion,
6 feet tall with a somewhat athletic build, in his mid-20s to
University Police Department joined the city of Charlottesville
and Albemarle County in contributing $5,000 each to the original
award of $5,000, which the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers has posted.
Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 977-4000
or the Charlottesville Police Department at 970-3280.
award nominations sought
The Thomas Jefferson Award Committee is soliciting nominations
for this years honor, to be presented at Fall Convocation
Oct. 31. The Thomas Jefferson Award, considered the highest honor
given to a member of the University community, is given to a member
of the faculty, administration or staff who has exemplified in
character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Thomas
with supporting data, including a resume and letters of support,
should be sent to committee chairman Jahan Ramazani, c/o Leake
Cottage, P. O. Box 400139 by 5 p.m. Sept. 26.
years winner was James F. Childress, professor of Religious
appoints two to head diversity commission
Angela Davis and Michael Smith will serve as co-chairs of President
John T. Casteen IIIs Commission on Diversity and Equity.
who joined the English department in 1975, became associate dean
overseeing the student Residence Life Program in 1996 and has
been involved in activities to further diversity at the University
the Thomas C. Sorensen Professor of Political and Social Thought,
directs the interdisciplinary program in the same area and focuses
on ethics, human rights and international affairs in his research
and teaching. He was chairman of the Faculty Senate last year.
Davis and Michael Smith appreciate the importance of the commissions
charge to the University and understand the process necessary
to advance diversity and equity on Grounds. I am grateful to them
for their willingness to serve in this way and know of no others
whose scholarship, work with students and public service have
so well prepared them to do so, said Casteen.
commission is almost complete, and Casteen said he expects the
group to meet in the next month.
top posts filled
Three new vice provosts have been appointed at U.Va. J. Milton
Adams, professor of biomedical engineering and associate dean
for academic programs in the School of Engineering and Applied
Science, will assume the duties of vice provost for academic programs
in September. Gertrude Fraser, associate professor of anthropology,
will become vice provost for faculty advancement in January. Also
in January, Leigh Grossman, professor of pediatrics and chief
of the division of pediatric infectious diseases, will take over
as vice provost for international affairs.
offices move downtown
Several offices have moved off Grounds to West Main Street: the
Virginia Film Festival and three Curry School of Education programs.
Their new location is above Quest Bookshop at 617 W. Main Street.
The Curry programs include the Phonological Awareness Literacy
Screening, the TEMPO reading workshops and the Reading First initiative.
PALS was housed in Republic Plaza.
ITC continues to battle security threats, viruses and worms and
reminds faculty, staff and students to practice safe computing:
Run Windows Update and Norton LiveUpdate to make sure your system
has the latest critical updates and virus definitions.
Dont open e-mail attachments without knowing who sent them
and what they contain.
Go to http://asbru.itc.virginia.edu
to see if your machine is listed as compromised or at-risk and
what to do about it.
for the latest advice.
In a new agreement with Piedmont Virginia Community College, U.Va.s
Human Resources Division of Training is offering a 10 percent
tuition discount to all full-time U.Va employees for non-credit
courses offered by PVCC. Courses are listed at http://www.pvcc.edu/cftwd/,
or call 961-5354 for a brochure.
employees must register in person at PVCC Room 617, with a valid
U.Va. employee picture ID card. Employees who need an ID should
Louis T. Rader, 91, died Aug. 13 in Glenville, N.Y. He was
an electrical engineering professor and department head from 1969
to 1976. He taught in the Darden School until 82.
Alison Heath, 64, retired Health Evaluation Sciences business
manager, died Aug. 14.
Expands to 11
The Atlantic Coast Conference ended a long, closely scrutinized
expansion process on July 1 when it formally introduced Virginia
Tech and the University of Miami as the conferences 10th
and 11th members, effective in the 2004-05 academic year.
conference presidents had voted earlier to open membership negotiations
with Miami, Syracuse and Boston College. However, a series of
conference calls failed to secure the seven votes from the nine
member schools to extend formal invitations. U.Va. President John
T. Casteen III then led a successful effort to invite Virginia
Tech, along with Miami, with backing from Virginia Gov. Mark Warner
and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore.
unresolved is a breach-of-contract lawsuit filed against the ACC
and the University of Miami by the Big East conference. Virginia
Tech and Miami will end their affiliations with the Big East after
the current academic year.
The expansion is the fourth since the ACCs founding. U.Va.
was invited to join six months after the league was formed in
1952. Georgia Tech joined in 1978 and Florida State in 1991.
Miami and Virginia Tech are institutionally, academically, athletically
and geographically compatible with our current members,
said ACC commissioner John Swofford. In short, they both
School professor Carolyn Callahan, U.Va.s faculty athletic
representative, welcomed the new additions. The ACC and
its member institutions, old and new, are, after all, about both
quality educational programs and opportunities for creating the
most competitive athletics environments that we can.
Our charge now is to work toward ensuring that the ACC continues
to be a league based on academy excellence, mutual respect and
sportsmanship as they coexist with keen athletic competition.
Named Baseball Coach
Brian OConnor, associate head baseball coach at the University
of Notre Dame for the last two years and a member of the Irish
coaching staff for the last nine years, was introduced as the
Universitys new head baseball coach July 8.
the 2001 national assistant coach of the year, as selected
by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Baseball America
magazine worked with Notre Dames pitchers and was
the programs recruiting coordinator from 1995-2002.
32, is a 1993 graduate of Creighton University. He replaces Dennis
Womack, who retired in June after 23 years as head coach. Womack
is now an assistant athletic director in the U.Va. athletic department.
Causes Football Parking Shuffle
Fans who customarily park in the lots adjacent to University Hall
for U.Va. football games will find spaces there harder to come
by this fall, due to construction of the new John Paul Jones Arena.
are some alternatives, particularly for the first four home games
of the season, after which the new Ivy/Emmet parking facility
is expected to be ready for the final two home games in November.
Hospital South Garage generally has about 400 available spaces
on game days, said Rebecca White, director of Parking and Transportation.
Admission is $10 per game, but season passes for the six-game
home schedule can be purchased for $36.
are less expensive and more plentiful downtown, where shuttle
buses ferry fans to the stadium ($2 per round-trip). Game-day
parking in the city garages on Market and Water streets is $3
per car for the first four home games, but will be free for the
Kinney wins NEH grant
Anne Behnke Kinney, associate professor of Chinese and director
of the East Asia Center, has received a three-year grant from
the National Endowment for the Humanities for a collaborative
research project. The $190,000 grant, with an additional $20,000
in matching funds, will enable her to work with U.Va.s Institute
for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, where she is a fellow,
and with the computer science department and Alderman Library.
The project involves translating an ancient Chinese text, Traditions
of Exemplary Women, and creating a bilingual-multimedia
Internet resource for scholars.
named to CDC committee
Dr. James Turner, executive director of Student Health, has been
named the liaison representative for the American College Health
Association to the Centers for Disease Control advisory committee
on immunization practices. Turner will represent the needs of
colleges, universities and their respective students nationwide.
Awards and Achievements of faculty and staff
Associate professor Farzaneh Milani has been appointed to Gov.
Mark Warners Council on the Status of Women. Milani is director
of the Studies in Women and Gender Program and teaches Persian
in the department of Asian and Middle Eastern languages and cultures.
Cheryl Gomez, director of utilities at Facilities Management,
won the Region Two Energy Engineer of the Year Award from the
Association of Energy Engineers, an honor she also received in
Lillian BeVier, John S. Shannon Distinguished Professor of Law,
has been named a visiting scholar this fall at the new National
Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
Christopher D. Ingersoll, Joe H. Gieck Professor of Sports Medicine,
has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Athletic
changes help ISIS security
The online Integrated Student Information System has been updated,
with the four-character personal identification number being replaced
by a nine-character password, which should be harder to break
into and thus improve security.
Other features added to ISIS allow students, advisers and other
faculty to view student transcripts and access students
degree audit forms, which detail the requirements needed to complete
a given major.
See ISIS at https://mercury.itc.virginia.edu/isis
in for the Medical Center Hour
The Medical Center Hour explores current, often controversial,
topics in ethics, law, culture, public policy, religion and spirituality,
science research and the arts as these topics relate to health.
fall schedule begins with Dr. Arnold P. Gold, president of the
Arnold P. Gold Foundation, and Dr. Leigh Grossman, a U.Va. pediatrics
professor, discussing Humanism in Medicine: The Home Visit
Sept. 17, John C. Jeffries Jr., dean of U.Va.s
Law School, discussing implications for professional schools of
the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding affirmative action in
recent cases involving the U. of Michigan;
Oct. 1, Inez Okrent, author and parent/suicide survivor,
and Russ Federman, director of U.Va.s Counseling and Psychological
Services, will discuss Difficult Dilemmas: Depression and
Suicide Among University Students;
Oct. 8, Paul Steven Miller, commissioner of the
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, will speak on Genetic
Discrimination. His talk is co-presented with the Institute
for Practical Ethics and Public Life.
to the public, Medical Center Hours are held Wednesdays, 12:30
-1:30 p.m., in the Jordan Conference Center Auditorium. Info.:
Awards and achievements of faculty and staff
Kathleen Fletcher, a geriatric nurse practitioner and administrator
of senior services for the Health System, has been appointed by
Gov. Mark Warner to serve on the state Board of Nursing Home Administrators.
Dr. George Beller, chief of the division of cardiology and professor
of cardiology and internal medicine, has been named editor-in-chief
of the Journal of Nuclear Cardiology. He will assume the post
Dr. William Brady, associate professor of emergency medicine and
clinical internal medicine at the Health System, has been awarded
the American College of Emergency Physicians 2003 Emergency Medicine
National Teaching Award. The award supports emergency medicine
faculty in their efforts in academic advancement, and the academic
development of the specialty.
Dr. Pamela Ross, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine
and pediatrics and division head of pediatric emergency medicine
at the Health System, has been appointed president of the Virginia
chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Dr. Hilary Sanfey, U.Va. associate professor of surgery, received
the 2003 ASE Outstanding Teacher Award by the Association for
Dr. Sabina Braithwaite, assistant professor of emergency medicine
at the Health System, was the recipient of the Citizen Lawmaker
Award for 2003. Virginia Del. Rob Bell presented the award.
Hailan Hu has won a postdoctoral fellowship from the Damon Runyon
Cancer Research Foundation and will work at U.Va. with Julius
J. Zhu, assistant professor of pharmacology who researches cell
signaling. The foundation awarded three-year fellowships to 16
young scientists at major research centers across the country.
leads trial for ovarian cancer drug
Doctors at the U.Va. Health System are primary investigators for
a national clinical research study involving an experimental treatment
that shows promise in delaying or preventing the relapse of ovarian
cancer in women who achieve remission after surgery and chemotherapy.
identical studies are being conducted simultaneously by gynecologic
cancer specialists at U.Va. and the University of California-Los
Angeles. The pivotal, confirmatory Phase III trial involves a
new antibody called OvaRex that is thought to work by stimulating
the bodys immune system to recognize ovarian cancer cells
as foreign invaders, then attack them.
with type-1 diabetes report increased incidence of mishaps
Drivers with type-1 diabetes reported higher numbers of driving
mishaps, according to a multicenter study led by U.Va. Health
System researchers and published in the August edition of Diabetes
occurs when blood glucose levels drop too low to properly fuel
the body. If blood sugar levels continue to fall, brain and nervous
system functions may be impaired, and diabetics may experience
confusion, blurred vision, mood changes, weakness and poor coordination.
anonymously, drivers with type-1 diabetes reported significantly
more crashes, moving violations and hypoglycemic episodes than
did patients with type-2 diabetes. The type-2 diabetes group had
driving mishap rates similar to nondiabetics.
research does not set out to restrict diabetic drivers, but instead
provides information that physicians can use to talk with their
patients about hypoglycemia and driving, said the studys
principal investigator, Daniel Cox, professor of psychiatric medicine.
architects receive national recognition
University landscape architect Mary V. Hughes and associate professor
Elizabeth K. Meyer have been chosen by the American Society of
Landscape Architects to become members of the Council of Fellows.
Of the estimated 30,000 landscape architects working in the United
States, fewer than 600 have been honored as ASLA Fellows.
architecture professor Warren Byrd also was recognized for excellence
in landscape design. Byrd and the Charlottesville-based Nelson
Byrd Landscape Architects received an ASLA 2003 Design Merit Award
for Watercolor Cerulean Park in Florida.
founded in 1899, is the national professional association for
landscape architects. The group will confer honors at its annual
meeting Oct. 30Nov. 3 in New Orleans.
Architecture faculty and students win awards
Several members of the Architecture School garnered awards from
the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects
INFORM magazine. Refurbishments to U.Va.s Campbell Hall
were among the works recognized in the most recent issue.
professor of architecture Timothy Stenson was recognized in the
professional category with two awards: best in show, the top prize
of the competition, for his Campbell Hall entrance/gallery design
and a merit award, jointly shared with woodshop manager David
Williams, for a plywood furniture project.
in the graduate-level Shure Studio from the fall semester of 2002,
led by Charles Wolf of Dean-Wolf Architects, were honored with
the top student design award for the Campbell Hall terrace and
Professor of landscape architecture Warren T. Byrd Jr.s
firm, Nelson-Byrd Landscape Architects, also received two merit
awards for its design work.
how to support your employees
Supervisors can be better managers by supporting their employees
Career Services offers free workshops where staff can explore
their personal interests, abilities and career options; think
strategically about their career plan and develop goals; and act
to achieve their career goals.
The Human Resources program also has a workshop for supervisors
on the coaching concept for the workplace. This workshop is designed
for supervisors and managers to discuss their ideas and techniques
for employee motivation while learning about the career development
Supervisors will be held Oct. 3.
Upcoming workshops for employees include:
Write-On: How to Write Great U.Va. Applications
Choices: Creating a Structured Career Plan
Making Impressions: Creating Great Cover Letters and Portfolios
Workshops are held at 2400 Old Ivy Road. Register for fall workshops
by calling 243-5998 or using the Oracle training self-service.
the ECS Web site at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/career.html
Musicians wanted for municipal band
Members of the University community are invited to audition for
openings in the Charlottesville Municipal Band.
band currently has openings for intermediate and advanced woodwind,
brass and percussion performers. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from
8 to 10 p.m. in the Municipal Arts Center, on Fifth Street Extended
near the Willoughby Shopping Center.
band, directed by James Simmons, rehearses 48 weeks during the
year and presents a series of eight to 10 programs annually.
For information about auditions or the band in general, call the
information line at 295-9850, contact Simmons at 293-4185 or visit
the bands Web site, www.charlottesvillemunicipalband.org
Sleep poets write about it or the lack of it (see U.Va.
English professor Lisa Russ Spaars anthology, Acquainted
with the Night), scientists study it (U.Va. Health System
has a sleep disorders center) and many people dont get enough
of it. The Faculty and Employee Assistance Program devotes its
current newsletter to that part of our lives.
is not related to how much sleep we get or how quickly we fall
asleep but by the quality of sleep we get, says FEAP counselor
Rebecca Mason in her newsletter article. Added stress in daily
life can disturb our nights. For techniques on overcoming sleeplessness
and getting more rest, call Denese Straughn at 243-2643 or e-mail
an electronic copy of Sleep We Need.
This falls travel opportunity for U.Va. employees features
a trip to Paris, with the option of hitting the Riviera beaches
Paris voyage will span six nights, Nov. 8-15, and will cost $899,
while the French Riviera pretour will depart Nov. 2 and cost an
additional $499. The charges include air transportation from Washington,
six nights at a first-class hotel, baggage handling and daily
departure taxes and customs fees are not covered.
The travel program is open to current and retired faculty and
staff and their guests. Volunteers and others who work at U.Va.
are also eligible to participate. For reservations and other information,
contact Jackie Cooke at 4-4430 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
and Dresden will be the destinations of the spring tour, March
health mindful of SARS risk
Although cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome have dropped,
health officials continue to urge travelers from SARS-affected
areas to monitor themselves for symptoms. The Department of Student
Health is prepared to evaluate and care for students who develop
SARS-like symptoms, which include a fever greater than 100.4 degrees
Fahrenheit (38 Celsius), or respiratory symptoms of cough, shortness
of breath or difficulty breathing.
details are available on the Student Health Web site at: http://www.virginia.edu/studenthealth/.
Students also may call the Student Health SARS hotline at 924-5362,
or 972-7004 after hours for further evaluation.
or staff (nonstudents) with concerns about SARS exposure are encouraged
to contact Employee Health for Medical Center employees at 924-2013,
or Occupational Health for University, Health Services Foundation,
School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Science Library
Employees at 951-4655.