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Film Festival finale includes four premieres
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Board sends message with salary hikes
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Tracking the railroad
Nov. 20 resource fair welcomes new faculty and staff
Writer Francine Prose comes to U.Va.
Teen grad students excel in academics

News Briefs

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.

Quandt, a former member of the National Security Council under President Carter, joined the University’s faculty in 1994. He was named to the then-new position of vice provost for international affairs in 2000.

As 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.

Film Festival finale includes four premieres
The Virginia Film Festival will present four major movie premieres as the finale to this year’s event.

“The Company,” directed by Robert Altman, will be screened at Culbreth Theatre on Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.

On 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.

On 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 Vinegar Hill.
Festival updates are at www.vafilm.com.

Women doctors honored
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.

She 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.

Flu shots available
Three opportunities remain for salaried faculty and staff in the University’s academic division to get flu shots, considered the most effective means of protection from influenza infections.

The shot will not be administered to pregnant women without a doctor’s 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.

IQ 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 Road.

McDonough awarded for design work
William McDonough, visiting professor at the Darden School and former dean of the School of Architecture, received the Columbia Business School’s prestigious 2003 Botwinick Prize in Ethical Practice in the Professions.

McDonough, 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.

Siting Jefferson in new book
In the summer of 2000, the University of Virginia Art Museum featured a collection of artworks inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s legacy. The site-specific exhibition is the subject of a new book, “Siting Jefferson: Contemporary Artists Interpret Thomas Jefferson’s 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.

Featured 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.

The 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).

U.Va. Office included in book on diversity
M. Rick Turner, dean of the University’s 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 doctoral students.

A healthy alternative
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.

Notable 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 System’s Stoney Creek Family Practice, has received the Dean’s 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.

The 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 School’s mechanical and aerospace engineering department last year. Her research interests are ultralight materials, morphing structures and polymer composites.

Governor 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.

Gov. 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.

Pablo 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.

Panel to discuss ‘Women in Global Health’
As part of Women’s 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.”

A 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.

The panel discussion will be followed by a reception in the Lower West Oval Room at 8:30 p.m.

Research awards
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 student.

Visiting environmental writer James Galvin here Nov. 6-8
James Galvin, a poet and novelist interested in coming to know one’s place through the art of writing, will read his work in Charlottesville as one of Brown College’s visiting environmental writers and scholars this year. He will read on Grounds Nov. 6 at 6 p.m. in Alderman Library’s McGregor Room. A reception will follow. On Nov. 8, he will speak at the Ivy Creek Natural Area at 10 a.m.

Galvin 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.

Born 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.

Newsmakers on TV
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.

William 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.

Russ 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.

CANCELLED — 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.

In Memoriam
Raymond L. Turner, 67, of Charlottesville, died Sept. 26. He retired after more than 45 years of service with the Medical School’s 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 Children’s Rehabilitation Center.

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.


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