Howell appointed NIH board chairman
R. Edward Howell, vice president and chief executive officer at
U.Va.s Medical Center, was recently appointed chairman of
the Board of Governors for the National Institutes of Health Clinical
Center, the hospital that supports NIH research. Howell assumes
his duties this month.
brings more than 25 years of hospital leadership to the role.
Trained and experienced in both education and hospital administration,
Howell said his role as educator has particular value for him
as board chairman.
an educator, I know that the knowledge developed in the labs is
for the greater good and that the dissemination of this knowledge
to all is of paramount importance. I will combine this expertise
with my hospital administration savvy to lead the Board.
10 years of digital scholarship
For 10 years, U.Va.s Institute for Advanced Technology in
the Humanities, housed in Alderman Library, has created virtual
universes of humanities scholarship with digital technologies.
The institute will commemorate the anniversary with a symposium,
to be held Sept. 25 and 26 in the Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room.
program will feature panel discussions among U.Va. faculty and
representatives from business, government and other cultural institutions
that have been at the forefront of integrating digital technologies
and humanities scholarship. There will also be a discussion about
planning the institutes activities for the next decade and
45 projects on the IATH Web site, the institute has supported
the exploration and development of digital scholarship through
the Faculty Fellows Program.
All University faculty and staff are invited to attend the symposium,
which will cover areas such as digital libraries, scholarly communications
and electronic publishing. See the schedule at http://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/anniversary/.
ed. faculty awarded
Several faculty members in the School of Continuing and Professional
Studies were recently awarded by the University Continuing Education
Associations South Region.
Roland was honored with the 2003 Outstanding Continuing Education
Faculty Award, and the Career Switcher Program won
the Program of Excellence-Noncredit Award.
Career Switcher Program provides an alternate route
to classroom teaching for people who want to change careers. Roland,
SCPS faculty members Nancy Iverson and Greg Pels were recognized
for the programs success. The U.Va. program boasts a 100
percent employment rate for the career-switchers.
changed for Medical Center Hour
A Medical Center Hour speaker listed in the Aug. 29 Inside UVA
has changed. On Oct. 8, Edmund Etheridge,a fourth-year student
and Harrison Undergraduate Award Winner, and second-year student
Bethany Garrison will discuss The Faces of AIDS: The Grahamstown
Hospice Project. The talk, held at 12:30 p.m. in the Jordan
Conference Center Auditorium, is co-sponsored by the Institute
for Practical Ethics.
treadmill tracks running injuries
As a result of the Health System becoming the first American health-care
institution to receive a customized force-plate treadmill, doctors
and researchers now can study extensively the biomechanics of
walking and running.
Gait Laboratory in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
will use the diagnostic and research tool, built by Advanced Mechanical
Technologies Inc. The apparatus combines three treadmills that
record ground reaction forces when a person is running or walking.
the first time, we will be able to evaluate trends over time in
joint torques and forces during both walking and running,
said Dr. Casey Kerrigan, director of the physical medicine department
at the Gait Laboratory.
Haupt to serve multicultural students
Two new staff members have joined the Office of the Dean of Students.
Daisy Rodriguez has been named assistant dean of students working
most closely with Asian-Pacific-American students, and Phoebe
Haupt has been named coordinator for Hispanic/Latino programs.
Both will plan multicultural programming, provide support and
serve as a resource to students and related organizations.
who fills a position vacated by Ajay Nair more than a year ago,
holds a bachelors degree from San Francisco State University,
a masters degree from New York University and a doctorate
in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University.
is a 1999 graduate of U.Va. with a degree in foreign affairs and
African-American Studies. She recently served as coordinator of
the Nicaragua Project for Bridges to Community Inc., where her
responsibilities included facilitating service trips for U.S.
college and university students. She succeeds Pablo Davis, who
has joined the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities as program
director of the South Atlantic Regional Humanities Center.
The Virginia Film Festival will premiere Festival 101,
the first in a series of educational programs to be held in the
new festival headquarters in downtown Charlottesville. Festival
101 consists of two workshops: Direct Animation, a
Camera-less Workshop for Teens, a two-day workshop that
will meet the week of Oct. 21, and a second workshop for college
students that will introduce aspiring filmmakers to leading screenwriters,
directors and producers during the Virginia Film Festival, Oct.
is limited. Details about workshops, registration and fees are
available at www.vafilm.com/festival101.html.
to direct Summer Session
Dudley J. Doane, director of the Center for American English Language
and Culture, has been appointed interim director of Summer Session,
replacing Alton L. Taylor, who has retired. Doane was previously
serving as assistant director.
leadership as assistant director has been tremendous, and he brings
a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the position, said
Vice President and Provost Gene D. Block.
womens health worldwide
Of the 1.2 billion people living in poverty around the
world, 70 percent are women.
Every minute of each day, a woman somewhere in the world dies
In sub-Saharan Africa, one in four women age 20 to 29 is infected
Womens Centers series, Virginia 2020: Women
in Global Health, will present speakers working on problems
related to womens health.
16 Keeping Health Care Safe, Dr. Janine Jagger,
U.Va. epidemologist and director of the International Health Care
Worker Safety Center at the School of Medicine, 7:30 p.m., Pavilion
1 Females and HIV Risk in Africa, Dr. Shanti
Parikh, U.Va. alumna, 7:30 p.m., International Residential College.
16 Challenging Sexual Violence and HIV/AIDS in South
Africa, fourth-year student Anna McCrerey, and 2003 alumna
Kate Neuhausen, 7:30 p.m., International Residential College.
offers just-in-time Computer training
ITC offers a variety of software training workshops for computer
users at U.Va. Whether its Corporate Time or Advanced Fireworks,
each workshop includes intensive and comprehensive training in
a small class environment.
All classes are held in Wilson 216. Evening workshops are free,
but registration is required by calling 243-5998. For the list
of classes, see: http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/dot/general/generalinfoITC.html
the Shelf New books by U.Va. faculty and staff.
* Larry J. Sabato, Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics. Midterm
of 2002. Rowman & Littlefield Pub.
* Edward L. Ayers, Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History. In
the Presence of Mine Enemies: War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863.
W.W. Norton & Co.
C. Brian Kelly, lecturer in English. Best Little Stories
from Virginia. Cumberland House.
Jon D. Mikalson, William R. Kenan Jr.
Professor of Classics. Herodotus and Religion in the Persian
Wars. UNC Press.
Jonathan Rosenberg and Zachary Karabell, Miller Center research
fellows. Kennedy, Johnson and the Quest for Justice: The
Civil Rights Tapes. W.W. Norton & Co.
Dylan C. Penningroth, associate professor of history. The
Claims of Kinfolk: African-American Property and Community in
the 19th-Century South. UNC Press.
Xitao Fan, associate professor of education, et al. SAS
for Monte Carlo Studies: A Guide for Quantitative Researchers.
John Casey, editor. Best New American Voices 2004: The Best
New Fiction from Americas Top Writing Programs. Harcourt
Paul R. Gross, University Professor Emeritus, and Barbara Forrest,
Southeastern Louisiana University. Evolution and the Wedge
of Intelligent Design: The Trojan Horse Strategy. Oxford
Dell Hymes, professor emeritus of anthropology. Now I Know
Only So Far:
in Ethnopoetics. University of Nebraska Press.
Anne Behnke Kinney, associate professor of Chinese and director
of the East Asia Center. Representations of Childhood and
Youth in Early China. Stanford University Press.
for Contemporary Thought: Carol Clover to discuss legal trials
Carol Clover, UC-Berkeley professor in the departments of rhetoric,
film studies and Scandinavian, will be the first speaker in this
semesters Forum for Contemporary Thought. The eclectic scholar
has written and lectured extensively on Scandinavian literature,
medieval history and sociology. Her recent research and teaching
in film and rhetoric have ranged across such topics as race and
tap dance, gender, legal procedure and narrative procedure, and
trials and cinematic practices. In her lecture, Seeing Lying:
Film, Law and Lie Detection, she will talk about films that
push the boundaries of psychological stress and distortion. She
will speak Sept. 19 at 4 p.m. in Minor Hall Auditorium.
details, e-mail Robert Kretsinger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rollins art project with local students on display
During Tim Rollins artist residency at U.Va. last fall,
he and U.Va. students collaborated on a project exploring literature
through the visual arts. The culmination will be on display at
the University Art Museum, starting Sept. 19.
Shakespeares play, A Midsummer Nights Dream,
the students chose the theme of Puck and his magic flower as the
inspiration to pursue visually: What does this flower, purple
with loves wound, look like? In spring and summer
workshops, more than 150 local youth created imaginative flower
forms that were mounted on pages of the play and are featured
in the exhibit.
will present a gallery talk Sept. 19 at the opening reception,
5:307:30 p.m. The reception is free to museum members; others
may join at the door or pay $3.
General Faculty Council extends a special invitation to general
faculty to join them at the reception. Stop by the GFC table near
the front of the museum to meet representatives and share concerns
the council might address.
Miller in Lacrosse Hall of Fame
Jane Miller, senior associate director of athletics, has been
selected for induction into the U.S. Lacrosse Hall of Fame as
a 2003 member. Miller is U.Va.s all-time winningest coach,
compiling a record of 145-44 from 1984-1995. During that span
she won two NCAA titles (1991, 1993) and was named the Division
I Coach of the Year in 1991 by the Intercollegiate Womens
Lacrosse Coaches Association. She served as a U.S. squad
coach for six years and was on the staff at the 1986 World Cup.
relations Head named
Ida Lee Wootten recently was appointed director of Community Relations,
a position she has held as interim for two years.
Lee has worked hard to forge new relationships with many of the
Universitys neighbors. Just as important, she has helped
her University colleagues understand why it is so important to
keep neighbors informed about University issues, especially ones
that will have a direct impact on their homes and their neighborhoods,
said Carol Wood, interim assistant vice president for University
Relations is part of the Office of University Relations.
texts added online
The Japanese Text Initiative at the University Library is adding
rare and historic texts to its Web site, thanks to a third grant
from Japans Toshiba International Foundation. The JTI offers
digital versions of classical Japanese texts from the 8th century
to contemporary works.
Japanese Text Initiative began in 1995 as a collaborative effort
by the librarys Electronic Text Center and University of
Pittsburgh East Asian Library. While most texts are in Japanese,
English translations are provided when available.
Alma Virginia Trent, a retired U.Va. employee, died Aug. 27 at
A. Herring, 81, died Sept. 5. He was retired from the U.Va. heating