Sept. 12-25, 2003
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Howell appointed NIH board chairman
IATH: 10 years of digital scholarship

Casteen: Focus on student experience
Ovarian cancer, ADHD projects among FEST winners
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New welcome mat rolled out for graduate students

Casteen appoints three new vice provosts
Gomez sees blend of knowledge as key
Students’ voices add drama to diversity program
Valerie Gregory: Networking builds diversity
A new model: Architecture School combines disciplines
Book, program get children off to a great start in school
‘Roads Taken’ exhibit: 20th-century prints and drawings from museum’s collection
Tuesday Evening Concert Series opens season
Cyclist pushes her limits

News Briefs

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.

He 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.

“As 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.”

IATH: 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.

The 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 institute’s activities for the next decade and beyond.

With 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

Continuing ed. faculty awarded
Several faculty members in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies were recently awarded by the University Continuing Education Association’s South Region.

Pam Roland was honored with the 2003 Outstanding Continuing Education Faculty Award, and the “Career Switcher Program” won the Program of Excellence-Noncredit Award.

The “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 program’s success. The U.Va. program boasts a 100 percent employment rate for the career-switchers.

Speaker 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.

New 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.

The 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.

“For 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.

Rodriguez, 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.

Rodriguez, who fills a position vacated by Ajay Nair more than a year ago, holds a bachelor’s degree from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree from New York University and a doctorate in higher education and student affairs from Indiana University.

Haupt 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.

Film Festival 101
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. 23-26.

Space is limited. Details about workshops, registration and fees are available at

Doane 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.

“Dudley’s 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.

Helping women’s 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 childbirth.

• In sub-Saharan Africa, one in four women age 20 to 29 is infected with HIV/AIDS.

The Women’s Center’s series, “Virginia 2020: Women in Global Health,” will present speakers working on problems related to women’s health.

Sept. 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 II.

Oct. 1 — “Females and HIV Risk in Africa,” Dr. Shanti Parikh, U.Va. alumna, 7:30 p.m., International Residential College.

Oct. 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.

ITC offers “just-in-time” Computer training
ITC offers a variety of software training workshops for computer users at U.Va. Whether it’s 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:

Off the Shelf — New books by U.Va. faculty and staff.
* Larry J. Sabato, Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics. “Midterm Madness: The

Elections 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.” SAS Publishing.

* John Casey, editor. “Best New American Voices 2004: The Best New Fiction from America’s Top Writing Programs.” Harcourt Books.

* Paul R. Gross, University Professor Emeritus, and Barbara Forrest, Southeastern Louisiana University. “Evolution and the Wedge of Intelligent Design: The Trojan Horse Strategy.” Oxford University Press.

* Dell Hymes, professor emeritus of anthropology. “Now I Know Only So Far:

Essays 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.

Forum for Contemporary Thought: Carol Clover to discuss legal trials in film
Carol Clover, UC-Berkeley professor in the departments of rhetoric, film studies and Scandinavian, will be the first speaker in this semester’s 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.

For details, e-mail Robert Kretsinger at

Tim 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.

Studying Shakespeare’s play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the students chose the theme of Puck and his magic flower as the inspiration to pursue visually: What does this flower, “purple with love’s 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.

Rollins will present a gallery talk Sept. 19 at the opening reception, 5:30–7:30 p.m. The reception is free to museum members; others may join at the door or pay $3.

The 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.

Jane 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 Women’s Lacrosse Coaches’ Association. She served as a U.S. squad coach for six years and was on the staff at the 1986 World Cup.

Community relations Head named
Ida Lee Wootten recently was appointed director of Community Relations, a position she has held as interim for two years.

“Ida Lee has worked hard to forge new relationships with many of the University’s 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.

Community Relations is part of the Office of University Relations.

Japanese 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 Japan’s Toshiba International Foundation. The JTI offers digital versions of classical Japanese texts from the 8th century to contemporary works.

The Japanese Text Initiative began in 1995 as a collaborative effort by the library’s Electronic Text Center and University of Pittsburgh East Asian Library. While most texts are in Japanese, English translations are provided when available.

In Memoriam
Alma Virginia Trent, a retired U.Va. employee, died Aug. 27 at age 88.

Clement A. Herring, 81, died Sept. 5. He was retired from the U.Va. heating plant.


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