Gregory to headline King Day Jan. 20
Civil rights activist, nutritionist and comedian Dick Gregory
will speak at U.Va. Jan. 20, in commemoration of Martin Luther
King Jr. Day. “A Conversation with Dick Gregory: History,
Humanity and Humor” will be held at 7 p.m. in Old Cabell
Gregory has taken part in protests and fasted for many causes,
including opposition to the Vietnam War, world hunger and drug
abuse. He is the author of several memoirs, including the recently
updated “Callus on My Soul.” Gregory continues to
work for human rights causes around the world and divides his
time between Washington and Plymouth, Mass.
The event, sponsored by the Office of African-American Affairs,
the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and Alpha
Phi Alpha fraternity, is free and open to the public. For information,
contact La TaSha Levy at 924-7923 or email@example.com.
Scholarship for child of U.Va. employee
Sons and daughters of current full-time faculty and staff are
eligible to apply for the Faculty and Staff Undergraduate Scholarship
for the 2004-2005 academic year. Applicants for the scholarship
may be students who are new, transferring or currently enrolled.
The award amount will be $2,900. The application deadline is March
All entering or transfer students must complete the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid, as well as the Entering Undergraduate
Financial Aid Application and the Faculty and Staff Undergraduate
Scholarship Application. The FAFSA can be completed online at
www.fafsa.ed.gov. The other applications can be downloaded from
www.virginia.edu/financialaid. Parents must have worked at U.Va.
for at least one year.
For information, contact Donna Oliver in Student Financial Services
at 924-7827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
proposals due Jan. 23
For more than a decade, the University Seminars program has provided
first-year students with the opportunity to develop critical thinking
skills and explore ideas in an environment that encourages interactive
learning and intensive discussion. Seminars offer an ideal means
for promoting intellectual community among students and faculty,
particularly during the early years of undergraduate study when
students are enrolled in large, introductory classes.
The deadline to submit USEM course proposals for 2004 is Jan.
23. Faculty should submit proposals for the fall and spring semesters
and indicate which semester they would like to teach. USEMS are
open to all faculty, including general and retired faculty, who
have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.
Submit proposal forms, available from the dean’s office
in each school, to Janet Yunessi, USEMS Coordinator, Booker House,
P.O. Box 400308. For information, contact her at 982-2334 or email@example.com.
Bowl proceeds to fund music festival
The athletics department has pledged $50,000 from its football
bowl proceeds to finance an upcoming University music festival,
Director of Athletics Craig K. Littlepage announced in late December.
While the festival has not been planned yet, music department
chairwoman Elizabeth Hudson said her goal is to fashion a festival
of interest to a wide range of students while dovetailing with
her department’s academic interests.
U.Va. expects to receive $1 million from the Atlantic Coast Conference
as its share of the bowl-game payouts, said Keith Vanderbeek,
associate athletics director for business operations. The Cavaliers
beat the University of Pittsburgh Panthers, 23-16, on Dec. 27
in the Continental Tire Bowl, played in Charlotte, N.C.
Edward L. Ayers, dean of Arts & Sciences and a Civil War history
professor, is an on-screen commentator in the PBS American Experience
film, “Reconstruction,” that aired Jan. 13 and 14.
The Web site at http://pbs.org/amex/reconstruction
features a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film, personal
accounts from the era and a teacher’s guide.
Marching to the beat
The marching band has a new Web site. Check it out at www.virginia.edu/
The Cavalier Marching Band will debut during this fall’s
football season. The 200-member ensemble will include students
from virtually every academic department of the University.
Any student at U.Va. and other colleges in the Charlottesville
area, including PVCC, are welcome in the Cavalier Band. Contact
band director William Pease at 982-5347 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
& achievements of faculty & staff
z Dr. Vamik Volkan, professor emeritus at U.Va.’s School
of Medicine and founder of the Center for the Study of Mind and
Human Interaction, has been awarded the Sigmund Freud Award given
by the city of Vienna in collaboration with the World Council
of Psychotherapy. The honor is given for “outstanding contributions
to psychotherapy worldwide.”
z Dr. Irving L. Kron, chairman of the Department of Surgery, has
been named president-elect of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.
Kron, a specialist in cardiac, thoracic and peripheral vascular
surgery, takes office as president in November.
z U.Va. composer Judith Shatin has released a new compact disk,
“Piping the Earth,” featuring four of her orchestral
pieces from 1985-90 on Capstone Records. All of the pieces have
been performed by the University and Community Symphony Orchestra
program plays again
An encore presentation of “Different Voices, Common Threads,”
a new diversity program that debuted during first-year orientation
last fall, will be held Jan. 16 at noon in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.
The performance is a visual presentation highlighting the University’s
history relative to diversity and intending to give insight into
the shared experiences of current students and faculty.
Faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. For information, contact
Tabitha A. Enoch, director of Orientation & New Student Programs
at 982-4546 or email@example.com.
• Raymond Chester Richards, 84, of Charlottesville,
died Dec. 3, 2003. He was retired from the University.
• Dr. James David Kitchin III, 72, of Ivy,
died Dec. 6. Kitchin joined the U.Va. Medical School faculty in
1967, working until his retirement in 2000. He was named the Robert
C. Taylor Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1983.
• Bruce A. Chartres, 74, of Charlottesville,
died Dec. 8. He became professor of applied mathematics and computer
science in 1965.
• Nancy Jenkins Wright, 71, of Dyke, died
Dec. 10. She retired from the physical therapy department in the
Medical Center after 42 years
• Harry Morgan Frye Sr., 78, of Charlottesville,
died Dec. 25. He retired as a supervisor in the housing department
after 25 years of service.
• Faye L. Morton, 59, of Charlottesville,
died Dec. 26. She was a longtime employee of the Medical Center.
• Phillip R. Krauth, 65, died Jan. 2, at
his home in Scottsville after battling a brain tumor.
He was a purchasing specialist.