Quandt to give Convocation address
William B. Quandt, an international affairs expert on the Middle
East and professor of politics at U.Va., will deliver the Fall
Convocation address on Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in University Hall.
a former member of the National Security Council under President
Carter, joined the Universitys faculty in 1994. He was named
to the then-new position of vice provost for international affairs
vice provost, Quandt has developed University programs overseas
as well as evaluated existing semester-abroad programs to ensure
their intellectual rigor.
Before coming to Virginia, Quandt was a senior fellow in the Foreign
Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, where he
conducted research on the Middle East, American policy toward
the Arab-Israeli conflict, and energy policy.
Convocation parking is unavailable at University Hall due to construction
in the area. Parking is available at the Baseball Stadium parking
lot, Scott Stadium East Lots, or at the Emmet Street Parking Garage.
Blue, Green or Central Grounds Shuttle buses will be available
to transport attendees to the ceremony.
Festival finale includes four premieres
The Virginia Film Festival will present four major movie premieres
as the finale to this years event.
Company, directed by Robert Altman, will be screened at
Culbreth Theatre on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.
Oct. 24, In This World, by Michael Winterbottom, will
be shown at 1 p.m. in Vinegar Hill Theatre, and This So-Called
Disaster at 7 p.m. at Regal Cinema on the Downtown Mall.
Oct. 26, The Spook Who Sat By the Door, a lost African-American
classic in a newly restored print, will be shown at 4 p.m. at
Festival updates are at www.vafilm.com.
Three U.Va. physicians are recognized in a National Library of
Medicine exhibit that honors the most influential women doctors
in America. Dr. Karen Rheuban, Dr. Laurel W. Rice and Dr. Diane
Snustad are among 339 women profiled in the exhibit. Rheuban,
a pediatrics professor who directs the Office of Telemedicine,
was recognized for her work using telemedicine to improve health
care in rural communities. Rice was praised for devoting her career
to gynecological cancers.
is vice chairwoman of the obstetrics and gynecology department.
Snustad is medical director of Colonnades Medical Associates and
associate professor in the Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics.
The medical library, located in Bethesda, Md., noted that she
was included among the Best Doctors in America in 2001 and 2002
for her work in geriatrics.
Three opportunities remain for salaried faculty and staff in the
Universitys academic division to get flu shots, considered
the most effective means of protection from influenza infections.
shot will not be administered to pregnant women without a doctors
note. Others with clinical questions regarding the vaccine and
who should get it, should call 951-4646. Questions regarding eligibility
should be directed to University Human Resources at 924-4392.
Health and Occupational Health staff will administer the vaccine
at the following times and locations: Oct. 27, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
at Jordan Hall Conference Center Classrooms G1 and G2; Nov. 13,
from 9 to 11 a.m. at the University Hall Press Room; and Nov.
17, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Room 120 of the Physics Building on McCormick
awarded for design work
William McDonough, visiting professor at the Darden School and
former dean of the School of Architecture, received the Columbia
Business Schools prestigious 2003 Botwinick Prize in Ethical
Practice in the Professions.
a member of the Darden faculty since 1999, received the award
in recognition of his leadership in sustainable development in
business and design. He is the founding partner of William McDonough
+ Partners and McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, two internationally
recognized design firms practicing ecologically, socially and
economically intelligent design at scales ranging from molecules,
to products, to buildings, communities, cities and regions.
Jefferson in new book
In the summer of 2000, the University of Virginia Art Museum featured
a collection of artworks inspired by Thomas Jeffersons legacy.
The site-specific exhibition is the subject of a new book, Siting
Jefferson: Contemporary Artists Interpret Thomas Jeffersons
Legacy. The book was edited by museum director Jill Hartz
and published by the University of Virginia Press with support
from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation.
are photographs of works by 24 internationally known and emerging
artists, including Agnes Denes, Ann Hamilton, Martha Jackson-Jarvis,
Dennis Oppenheim, Lucio Pozzi and Todd Murphy. Complementing the
photography are essays about Jefferson and his influence. Essayists
include U.Va. President John T. Casteen III, history professor
Peter Onuf and exhibition curator Lyn Bolen Rushton.
book, which costs $19.99, is available at the museum, Les Yeux
du Monde, located on the Downtown Mall, and the University of
Virginia Press (www.upress.virginia.edu).
Office included in book on diversity
M. Rick Turner, dean of the Universitys Office of African
American Affairs, has published a chapter, The Office of
African-American Affairs: A Celebration of Success, in a
just-released book, What Makes Racial Diversity Work in
Higher Education: Academic Leaders Present Successful Policies
and Strategies. The book includes essays by 20 scholars
and administrators who have earned national recognition for developing
successful diversity programs. Contributors include Neil Rudenstine,
former president of Harvard University, and William Kirwan, chancellor
of the University of Maryland System. The book was edited by Frank
W. Hale Jr., known as the Dean of Diversity, for establishing
Ohio State University as a leader in graduating African-American
More than 40 percent of Americans use alternative treatments such
as homeopathy, acupuncture and massage therapy to feel better.
In the newest episode of the PBS TV program, Ethically Speaking,
host John Jeffries, dean of the Law School, and two local experts
explore A Healthy Alternative? on the emerging ethical
questions as hospitals, medical schools and insurance companies
embrace alternative treatments. The show airs Nov. 6 at 8:30 p.m.
and is produced by WHTJ Charlottesville PBS.
Martinsville health fair
The U.Va. Health System will participate in a health fair in Martinsville
Nov. 21 and 22. Gov. Mark R. Warner announced a partnership Oct.14
with several public and private organizations to plan the event.
Representatives include the Virginia Dental Association, the Virginia
Department of Health, the city of Martinsville, Henry County and
many Martinsville-area community organizations.
Awards and Achievements of faculty and staff
n Dr. Arthur Garson Jr., vice president and dean of the School
of Medicine, has been appointed to the National Advisory Council
for Healthcare Research and Quality of the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality. The council advises the U.S. Secretary of
Health and Human Services and the director of the Agency for Healthcare
Research and Quality on ways to improve the quality and reduce
the costs of health-care services. It also reviews ways to improve
access to such services, through scientific research and promoting
improvements in clinical practice and in the organization, financing
and delivery of health-care services. Garson will serve a three-year
term beginning in November.
Dr. Charles J. E. Cole, associate medical director of the Health
Systems Stoney Creek Family Practice, has received the Deans
Award for Clinical Excellence. This award is presented yearly
to clinical staff physicians whose actions and behavior toward
patients are deemed exemplary and who demonstrate the highest
levels of clinical excellence in their practice. Physicians who
receive this award are esteemed by colleagues and referring physicians,
continually working to improve their practice and show dedication
to patient care.
Assistant professor Hilary Bart-Smith has been awarded a fellowship
in science and engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
The Packard Advisory Panel selected 16 fellows for five-year fellowships
that began this month.
goal of the fellowship program is to provide support for unusually
creative researchers early in their careers. Bart-Smith, who previously
taught at Princeton, joined the Engineering Schools mechanical
and aerospace engineering department last year. Her research interests
are ultralight materials, morphing structures and polymer composites.
taps Davis to Latino advisory group
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Latino community in Virginia
more than doubled between 1990 and 2000, from a population of
about 160,000 in 1990 to 329,540 in 2000.
Mark R. Warner announced Oct. 8 the creation of a Latino Advisory
Commission to advise him regarding the development of economic,
professional, cultural, educational and governmental links between
state agencies, the Latino community in Virginia and Latin America.
Davis, program director at the South Atlantic Humanities Center,
a collaborative enterprise with the Virginia Foundation for the
Humanities, U.Va. and other academic institutions, was one of
21 members appointed from business, education, the arts and government.
to discuss Women in Global Health
As part of Womens Health and Wellness Week Nov. 3-7, the
International Family Medicine Clinic and Student Council will
sponsor panel discussions Nov. 6 on Women in Global Health.
panel of health-care providers with expertise in international
health issues or immigrant and refugee health will discuss International
Health in our Community: The Intersection of Gender and Culture
in Caring for Global and Local Refugee Populations at 7
p.m. in the Rotunda Dome Room.
panel discussion will be followed by a reception in the Lower
West Oval Room at 8:30 p.m.
Dr. Christopher T. Grubb, an anesthesiology resident, has won
the 2003 Award for Meritorious Clinical Research. The award is
sponsored jointly by the dean of the School of Medicine and the
General Clinical Research Center.
Another Meritorious Clinical Research Award honoring a medical
student went to Olanrewaju Omojokun. She is a third-year medical
environmental writer James Galvin here Nov. 6-8
James Galvin, a poet and novelist interested in coming to know
ones place through the art of writing, will read his work
in Charlottesville as one of Brown Colleges visiting environmental
writers and scholars this year. He will read on Grounds Nov. 6
at 6 p.m. in Alderman Librarys McGregor Room. A reception
will follow. On Nov. 8, he will speak at the Ivy Creek Natural
Area at 10 a.m.
is the author of two novels, Fencing the Sky and The
Meadow. He has published several collections of poetry,
including Resurrection Update: Collected Poems 1975-1997,
which was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award and
the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.
in Chicago and raised in northern Colorado, Galvin lives in Laramie,
Wyo., where he continues to work as a rancher part of the year,
and in Iowa City, where he is a faculty member of the University
of Iowa Writers Workshop.
U.Va. NewsMakers will feature three speakers for its November
series, broadcast weekly on Charlottesville Public Access Channel
13, at 9:30 p.m. on Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Fridays.
Quandt, vice provost for international studies, will speak on
Taking Stock in the Middle East: Six Months After the Fall
of Baghdad on Nov. 6 and 7.
Larry Sabato, professor of politics and director of the Center
for Politics, will talk about Overtime: The Election 2000
Thriller on Nov. 13 and 14.
Federman, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at
Student Health, and Inez Okrent, author, parent and suicide survivor,
will address Difficult Dilemmas: Depression and Suicide
Among University Students on Nov. 20 and 21.
Updating your job application
Employees thinking about updating their job application with Human
Resources can get information on changes to the application process
at a brown-bag lunch meeting on Nov. 12, offered by Employee Career
Services. There have been some changes since the University switched
to Oracle. The meeting will be held in Newcomb Hall, Room 168.
It is free, but registration is required.
Raymond L. Turner, 67, of Charlottesville, died
Sept. 26. He retired after more than 45 years of service with
the Medical Schools Microbiology Department and was still
working part time at the lab at the time of his death.
Judith Price (Ramsey) Hoffman, 73, of Mineral and formerly of
Charlottesville, died Oct. 3. She retired from University Hospital
as chief medical technologist
at the former Blue Ridge Hospital.
Carl Douglas LeGault, 55, of Charlottesville, died Oct. 3. He
worked through the Virginia Commission for the Blind at the U.Va.
Hospital and had retired in 1992.
Nancy C. Andrews, 62, of Crozet, died at her residence Oct. 4.
She was retired as a payroll clerk from Kluge Childrens
Betty H. Breeden of Advance Mills died Oct. 9. She was a
40-year employee of the U.Va. Medical Center. During her career,
Betty served as a staff nurse, head nurse, supervisor, associate
director of nursing, acting director of nursing, director of utilization
review and director of risk management.
Carroll E. Lamb Jr. of Charlottesville died Oct. 9. He was on
the staff at the U.Va. Medical Center for 28 years.