Family Weekend rounds out October
Moms, dads and other family members will be on Grounds Oct. 31-Nov.
2 for family weekend activities. The weekend begins on Friday
with Fall Convocation at 2 p.m. in University Hall where Intermediate
Honors will be awarded to 354 students. Twelve students from the
School of Architecture, six from the School of Nursing, 81 from
the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and 255 from the
College of Arts & Sciences will be honored. In addition, the
recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Award will be announced. The
award is considered the highest honor given to a member of the
University community who has exemplified in character, work and
influence Jeffersons principles and ideals.
Weekend is sponsored by the Office of Orientation and New Student
Programs. For more information, see http://www.virginia.edu/familyweekend/.
garners Governors Technology Awards
The University Library and the Office of Information Technologies
are playing key roles in two statewide programs recently honored
with 2003 Governors Technology Awards.
library has been a leader in helping shape the Virtual Library
of Virginia consortium, which won the Governors Technology
Gold Award for higher education.
The information technologies office has partnered with three other
state universities to offer leadership to protect Virginia against
computer-security problems. The partnership, the Virginia Alliance
for Secure Computing and Networking, was honored with a Silver
Award, which recognizes innovative ideas in technology.
C. Payne, director for security coordination for U.Va.s
Office of Information Technologies, is chairwoman of VA SCAN.
Jim Jokl, ITC director for communications and services, and Brian
Davis, ITC security and policy specialist, have also played active
roles in the alliance.
archaeologist tell their story
This fall, the Universitys Engaging the Mind statewide public
lecture series brings to Charlottesville a panel discussion on
"Writing Collaborative History: U.Va. and the Monacan Indian
Nation." To be held in the Rotunda Dome Room Oct. 23 from
4-6 p.m., the forum will include anthropology professor Jeffrey
Hantman and members of the Monacan Indian Nation: Chief Kenneth
Branham, Karenne Wood, Daniel Red Elk Gear and George Whitewolf.
the perception of archaeologists and Native Americans as adversaries
in the writing of Indian history hasnt been totally dispelled,
Hantman and the Monocan people have worked together cooperatively
for 10 years in researching their past along the James River.
event is free and open to the public but space is limited; reserve
a seat by calling 1-866-882-6887 or go to the Web site http://www.virginia.edu/facultysenate/speakers/2020/.
the Mind brings together U.Va.'s scholars with citizens across
the state, extending the intellectual life of a nationally ranked
update community on Greek system
Students in U.Va.'s four Greek governing councils invite faculty
and staff to attend "State of the Greek System" on Oct.
21 from 7-8:30 p.m. in Newcomb Ballroom. The program will feature
representatives from the Inter-Fraternity Council, Inter-Sorority
Council, Black Fraternal Council and the Multicultural Greek Council.
The U.Va. Art Museum event with artist Tim Rollins is rescheduled
for Oct. 24.
will give a talk at 5 p.m., followed by a reception.
General Faculty Council invites general faculty to stop by the
GFC table in the museum to meet council
goes to Miller Center
The Miller Center has appointed George H. Gilliam as director
of special programs. Gilliam is the producer of several documentaries
on Virginia history, including the acclaimed Massive Resistance,
produced as part of a PBS series. After practicing law for more
than 25 years, Gilliam began work on a doctoral degree in history
at the University in 1998. He has taught at U.Va., Washington
and Lee University and Piedmont Virginia Community College.
gets national post
Robert C. Vaughan III, president of the Virginia Foundation for
the Humanities and a member of the Darden faculty, has been elected
to a two-year term as president of the National Humanities Alliance.
The alliance is the only organization that represents the humanities
within a full range of organizations colleges and universities,
scholarly and professional associations, museums, libraries, historical
societies, historic sites and state humanities councils.
site on yellow fever awarded
A project at the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library has been
awarded the 2003 Waldo Gifford Leland Award from the Society of
American Archivists for the digitization project and Web site
of the librarys Philip S. Hench Walter Reed Yellow Fever
Reed earned a medical degree at U.Va. in 1869 and worked on the
U.S. Army Commission to eradicate yellow fever in Cuba in the
early 1900s. In the 1950s, Dr. Hench of the Mayo Clinic collected
documents to preserve the history of how Reed and colleagues worked
on the task.
project team, led by Joan Echtenkamp Klein, assistant director
of historical collections and services for the library, comprised
individuals with expertise in history, archives, digital technology
and metadata. U.Va.s Electronic Text Center gave technical
support to the project, and the Institute of Museum and Library
Services provided funding.
Anne Carson will read at U.Va. Oct. 27
The acclaimed Canadian poet and essayist Anne Carson will read
from her poetry at the University Bookstore Oct. 27. Carson, professor
of classics at McGill University and winner of several major literary
prizes, will read at 8 p.m. as part of the U.Va. English departments
Peters Rushton lecture series.
poetry collections include The Beauty of the Husband,
Autobiography of Red, Plainwater and Glass,
Irony and God.
A noted Greek and Latin scholar as well as a poet, Carson has
been honored with a
Fellowship, Britains T.S. Eliot Prize and a National Book
Critics Circle nomination, among other awards.
Eye literary competition under way
The University Art Museum offers creative writers its annual opportunity
to respond to works of art on exhibit for the 17th annual Writers
Eye Literary Competition.
by the museums docents, the program invites students in
grades three through 12, U.Va. students and local adults to submit
original prose and poetry compositions inspired by a selected
work of art.
will be recognized in the spring and published in an anthology.
details, visit the Web site at www.virginia.edu/artmuseum or call
The Womens Centers free legal clinic is held the third
Thursday of each month. Thirty-minute time slots are available
with local volunteer attorneys who offer advice on a range of
legal issues. The clinic is open to all U.Va. faculty and staff,
as well as local Charlottesville residents. For information, call
982-2361 or e-mail Katie Torrens at email@example.com.
career day marks 20th anniversary
University Career Services will observe a milestone Oct. 28 when
it hosts U.Va.s 20th annual Minority Career Day. By early
October, 114 organizations planned to participate in the recruiting
event at the Charlottesville Omni. Public, private and nonprofit
organizations will be talking with students.
Career Day is now the largest minority recruiting event in the
mid-Atlantic region. In addition to U.Va. students, UCS invites
students from colleges throughout Virginia and in the Washington
designed for African-American students, the program now includes
all students, especially those who consider themselves of minority
kick off the event, Joanne M. Yoo (Commerce 98) will speak
at a reception for recruiters and U.Va. students on Oct. 27. Yoo
established her own event planning and marketing firm in New York
and is now working concurrently toward a masters in business
administration at Columbia and a masters in public administration
Management Systems, The May Company/Hechts and Booz Allen
Hamilton are sponsoring the event. For information, see http://
At the full board meeting Oct. 3, the Board of Visitors approved
naming the future studio art building Ruffin Hall, in memory of
the late Peter B. and Adeline W. Ruffin, whose foundation gave
$5 million toward the cost of the new building. It also approved
naming the Monroe Lane Language House after A. Vincent Shea, former
vice president for business and finance in the 1970s, who died
last year. It will be called Shea House.
Actions approved by the Board of Visitors will be posted with
the online edition of the Oct. 10 Inside UVA.
Committee on Diversity Meets
The Board of Visitors Special Committee on Diversity met
to review its mission statement and meet the co-chairs of the
Presidents Commission on Diversity and Equity, Angela
M. Davis and Michael J. Smith.
Chairman Warren M. Thompson will meet with the co-chairs of the
diversity commission after its retreat Oct. 13 and 14. Thompson
also said his committee will examine the Universitys recruitment
and retention of faculty, as well as students.
Board approved the committees mission statement, which stresses,
the encouragement and support of an atmosphere at the University
that ensures that diverse members of the University of Virginia
and Charlottesville community are treated equally and fairly.
The accomplishment of this mission is essential to creating an
educational experience for our students to prepare them
for productive and responsible citizenship in the world beyond
The Special Committee defines diversity to include race and ethnicity,
age, gender, disability status, sexual orientation, religious
and national origin, socioeconomic status, and other aspects of
individual experience and identity.
The Board of Visitors established eight new endowed professorships,
bringing the total to 429. They are: the Alvin V. and Nancy Baird
Professorship in Historical Collections; the Cory Professorship
in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law; the Cosmo A. DiFazio
Professorship in Anesthesiology; two Ivy Foundation Distinguished
Professorships in Pediatrics; the Harry W. Porter Jr. Visiting
Professorship in Architecture; the William Stone Weedon Professorship
in Asian Architecture; and the Distinguished Professorship in
History of Landscape Architecture (anonymous donor).
The 2003 Charlottesville Business Expo will take place Oct. 23
at the U.Va. Cage, next to University Hall, from 4 to 7 p.m. Co-sponsored
by U.Va. and the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce,
the event showcases U.Va. and local businesses, services and products
to area residents.
Musical entertainment and refreshments will be provided. The event
is open to the public at $2 per person and is free to all Chamber
Employee Career Services continues to offer workshops to help
employees excel in the workplace and in their career development.
The Oct. 14 session focuses on Rave Review Resumes: How
to Develop Winning Resumes and Career Portfolios. Learn
how to speak for yourself in the Oct. 22 session on How
to Shine in Interviews and Conversations with Supervisors.
Workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. in the human resources building at
2400 Old Ivy Road. See the schedule at http://www.hrs.virginia.edu/Career/ecs.html
fellowship office moves
The Center for Undergraduate Excellence, which administers the
David A. Harrison Undergraduate Research Awards, fellowships and
interdisciplinary majors, has set up shop at 116 Cauthen House
while its office in the basement of Garrett Hall is being renovated.
F. Hurd, an assistant dean in the College and center director,
said the office is conducting business as usual and will be located
in the first-year residence hall through the end of the semester.
music professors honored
Walter B. Ross, recently retired professor of music, and Edmund
Najera, adjunct faculty voice teacher, have been honored by the
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. An independent
panel recognized Ross and Najera for their catalog of original
compositions, as well as for recent performances.
a revived tradition
The University Programs Council and Student Council are reviving
Homecomings weekend, with events planned for Oct. 24 and 25. Alumni,
students and the Charlottesville community are invited to a party
Friday from 6-9 p.m. in Mad Bowl with student organizations, and
appearances by coach Al Groh and the football team.
the 3 p.m. Saturday football game, U.Va. vs. Troy State, Virginia
cheerleaders and Cav Man will be part of the festivities from
noon to 2 p.m. in Nameless Field.
developer to speak Oct. 15
Mary Ann Leeper, a leader in developing drugs and products that
address global womens health issues, will discuss AIDS in
developing countries at the U.Va. School of Nursings annual
Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture Oct. 15.
Leeper oversaw development of The Female Condom the
first and only STD prevention method under a womans control
that has been approved by health regulatory agencies around the
Bice lecture, free and open to the public, will be held in the
Jordan Hall Conference Center Auditorium at 2 p.m. For information,
Jon Christopher Crocker, professor emeritus of anthropology,
died Sept. 19. He had retired from U.Va. in 2000. A former student
of Claude Levi-Strauss, Crocker went to southwestern Brazil in
the 60s to do field work with the Bororo Indians. He studied
symbols, ceremonies and rituals in their culture and others, such
as Northwest Coast Indians.
Hermann Johannes Schladitz, 89, of Palmyra, died
Sept. 12. He was professor emeritus of material sciences.
Mary Ella Coleman, a retired U.Va. hospital nurse,
died Sept. 21.
Joseph L. Johnson, 73, died Sept. 21. He had retired
from the Universitys Department of Buildings and Grounds,
now Facilities Management.