March 26-April 8, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 6
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Someone else’s shoes

NEWS BRIEFS
Recognize excellent character
Global health research to expand
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Fraser answers call
Research week showcases students’ work
Headlines @ U.Va.
Conference to examine where the arts belong
Ayers wins Bancroft Prize
Davis Parker’s Magnum Opus
Move over, Sigmund
Emily Couric’s political papers now part of U.Va. library collection
‘Telling Moments’ project aids high school Spanish teachers
Expert to discuss new findings on equity in higher education
Students, employees give back to community
News Briefs

Recognize excellent character
Nominations for the annual Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards are being sought from the U.Va. community. The awards, for excellence of character and service to humanity, are given each year to a female and male member of the graduating class and a member of the University community.

Send nominations and supporting information by 5 p.m. March 29 to: Sullivan Award Committee, Office of the Dean of Students/Residence Life, Dabney House, P.O. Box 400320, or e-mail them to Angela M. Davis at amd@virginia.edu.

'State of the University' address April 14
President John T. Casteen III will give his annual "State of the University" address April 14 at noon in Old Cabell Auditorium. Everyone in the University community is invited.

Global health research to expand
With a new gift from the Ellison Medical Foundation of Bethesda, Md., U.Va. will expand its efforts to combat diseases afflicting the developing world. The grant for the Center for Global Health will support student and faculty research on health threats arising in impoverished countries, and it will enable the center to bring in scientists and clinicians from abroad to help develop strategies to alleviate these problems. The Ellison Medical Foundation award offers an initial commitment of $810,000 for three years, with an option to renew for two more years upon demonstration of progress, bringing the potential total grant to $1.5 million.

“The Ellison Medical Foundation’s generous support will promote multidisciplinary education and research aimed at improving the human condition,” said U.Va. President John T. Casteen III. “We are especially grateful that this gift helps us achieve one of the most important goals that emerged from our Virginia 2020 planning, which is to increase the University’s international impact.

MAKING HEADLINES

BRIAN BALOGH
Balogh, a history professor, was quoted in a Tacoma [Wash.] News Tribune article headlined: GET SET FOR MUD: PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN LIKELY TO TURN NASTY
By James Rosen of the Tacoma [Wash.] News Tribune / Feb. 22

DAVID W. BRENEMAN
Breneman, dean of the Curry School of Education and an expert in higher education finance, was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story headlined: STATES MOVE TO LIMIT INCREASES IN TUITION / COLLEGES SAY RAISING FEES IS THE ONLY WAY THEY CAN MAKE UP FOR BUDGET CUTS
By Alyson Klein of The Chronicle of Higher Education / March 2

EDWIN BURTON
Burton, a visiting professor of economics, is quoted in Barron's, in an article headlined: HEDGE FUNDS / FUND OF INFORMATION / THE LOOMING "R" WORD: HOW MUCH MORE DAYLIGHT WILL REGULATORS REQUIRE OF HEDGE FUNDS?
By Lawrence C. Strauss of Barron's / March 1

PHILANDER D. CHASE
Chase, senior editor of the Papers of George Washington, was quoted in a Washington Post article headlined: FIRST PRESIDENT'S CHILDLESSNESS LINKED TO DISEASE / TUBERCULOSIS HE CONTRACTED AS YOUNG MAN MAY HAVE CAUSED STERILITY, ARTICLE SAYS
By Blaine Harden of the Washington Post / Feb. 29

ANNE COUGHLIN
Coughlin, a law professor, was quoted in a Washington Blade article headlined: VA. MAN SENTENCED FOR SODOMY SOLICITATION / ATTORNEY GENERAL, LAWMAKERS SAY LAWRENCE RULING DOESN'T APPLY
By Adrian Brune of the Washington Blade / Feb. 20

ROBERT FATTON JR.
Fatton, chairman of the politics department and an oft-quoted expert on his native Haiti, authored a commentary that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, headlined: Commentary: OF BAYONETS AND CONSTITUTIONS: HAITI'S SAD TALE
By Robert Fatton Jr. for The Wall Street Journal / March 3

• Fatton was a guest March 1 on PBS' "The News Hour with Jim Lehrer" and an Australian Broadcasting Corporation news broadcast. He discussed Haitian rebel's ouster of President Jean Bertrand Aristide.
• Fatton was quoted in a Reuters News Agency article headlined:
HAITI'S MESS A LEGACY OF TWO FEUDAL CENTURIES
By Michael Christie of Reuters News Agency / Feb. 29
• Fatton was quoted in a New York Times article headlined:
HAITI'S PRESIDENT FORCED OUT; MARINES SENT TO KEEP ORDER
By Lydia Polgreen & Tim Weiner of the New York Times / Feb. 29
• Fatton was quoted in a Washington Post article headlined:
CRISIS HOLDS ADDED SIGNIFICANCE IN FLA. POLITICS / MANY IN STATE WATCH TURMOIL IN HAITI AND STUDY BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S REACTION
By Mike Allen of the Washington Post / Feb. 29
• Fatton was interviewed Feb. 28 on CNN's "CNN Saturday Night" newscast about the Haitian crisis.
• Fatton was quoted in an Associated Press article, distributed nationally under the headline:
U.S. HAITI Q&A
By The Associated Press / Feb. 27
• Fatton was interviewed Feb. 26 in an Australian Broadcasting Company report on the unrest in Haiti.
• Fatton was interviewed Feb. 26 on Minnesota Public Radio's "Marketplace" report, also discussing Haiti.
• Fatton was also a guest Feb. 25 on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation," where he also discussed the Haitian situation.
• Fatton was quoted Feb. 24 in an Australian Broadcasting Company report on the revolt in Haiti.
• Fatton was quoted on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's radio "The World Today" program, discussing the situation in Haiti.
HAITI ON THE VERGE OF CIVIL WAR
Australian Broadcasting Corp. "The World Today" / Feb. 24
• Fatton was quoted in a Buffalo [N.Y.] News editorial headlined:
CRISIS IN HAITI / NEGOTIATE A SOLUTION, UNLESS HUMANITARIAN DISASTER MANDATES USE OF FORCE
By the Buffalo [N.Y.] News / Feb. 21
• Fatton was quoted in a Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News article headlined: U.S. RELUCTANT TO DIVE DEEPLY INTO HAITI CRISIS
From Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News / Feb. 21
• Fatton was a guest Feb. 20 on CNNfn's "Market Call" program, discussing the situation in Haiti.

ROBIN FELDER
Felder, director of U.Va.'s Medical Automation Research Center, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article headlined: INSIDE THE HOME OF THE FUTURE: HOUSES THAT MAKE YOUR COFFEE, LOCK YOUR DOORS AND EVEN MEASURE YOUR HEALTH ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK
By Kelly Greene of The Wall Street Journal / Feb. 23

PAUL FREEDMAN
Freedman, a politics professor, was quoted Feb. 25 in a National Public Radio "Day to Day" report on public opinion polling and the gay marriage issue.

DAVID GIES
Gies, Commonwealth Professor of Spanish, had a letter published in the Washington Post Book World section. The letter was headlined:
THE TWO MARIAS
By David Gies for the Washington Post / Feb. 22

LEONARD D. "DOUG" GRISSOM
Grissom, a drama professor, was profiled in an article in C'Ville Weekly, headlined: COMPANY MAN / UVA PROFESSOR WROTE THE SCRIPT FOR INDIE DRAMA TROUPE OFFSTAGE
By Eric Rezsnyak of C'ville Weekly / March 2-8

PAUL R. GROSS
Gross, professor emeritus of biology, was quoted in a New York Times article headlined:
MONTANA CREATIONISM BID EVOLVES INTO UNUSUAL FIGHT
By James Glanz of the New York Times / Feb. 29

JACK GWALTNEY
Dr. Gwaltney, an immunology professor, was quoted in a San Jose [Calif.] Mercury News article headlined: PERSISTENT COLDS WON'T GO AWAY / VIRUS IS PESKY, ANNOYING BUT MOSTLY MILD-MANNERED
By Glennda Chui of the San Jose [Calif.] Mercury News / Feb. 20

TERRY HOLLAND
Holland, a former U.Va. men's basketball coach and athletics director, was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story headlined:
COLORADO'S COACH-COP COALITION
By Welch Suggs of The Chronicle of Higher Education / March 2
• Holland was a guest Feb. 23 on National Public Radio's "Talk of the Nation" program, discussing the recent recruiting scandals in college athletics.

A.E. DICK HOWARD
Howard, a law professor, was a guest Feb. 24 on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" news broadcast. He discussed the process of amending the U.S. Constitution.

DELL HYMES
Hymes, professor emeritus of anthropology and English, was quoted in a Daily Yomiuri [Tokyo] report headlined:
THE PRACTICAL LINGUIST / WHAT'S ALL THIS ABOUT PRAGMATICS?
By Marshall R. Childs for the Daily Yomiuri / Feb. 27

JOHN C. JEFFRIES
Jeffries, dean of the Law School, was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article headlined: PAPERS OF ROE-WADE AUTHOR TO BE RELEASED
By David G. Savage of the Los Angeles Times / Feb. 29

MARY JENSEN
Jensen, professor of radiology, was quoted in a Reuters News Service article headlined: CORKSCREW CLOT DEVICE HAS 'POTENTIAL' - US EXPERTS
From Reuters News Service / Feb. 23

JOSEPH KETT
Kett, Commonwealth Professor of History, was quoted in a Washington Post commentary on the Colorado University football sex and recruiting scandal, headlined: BOYS WILL BE -- HOW ABOUT MEN?
By Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post / Feb. 19

JOHN L. KNAPP
Knapp, an economist with U.Va.'s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service, was quoted in a Washington Post article headlined:
PROPERTY TAX SPELLS WINDFALL FOR N.VA. / BUDGETS SOAR, AS DO HOMEOWNERS' BILLS
By Eric M. Weiss of The Washington Post / Feb. 29

STEPHEN KNOTT
Knott, a scholar at U.Va.'s Miller Center of Public Affairs, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article headlined: WE WORSHIP JEFFERSON, BUT WE HAVE BECOME HAMILTON'S AMERICA
By Cynthia Crossen of The Wall Street Journal / Feb. 4

DAVID MARTIN
Martin, a law professor, was quoted in a Newark {N.J.] Star-Ledger article headlined: IMMIGRANT SEIZED IN WAL-MART RAID GETS A REPRIEVE / JANITOR CAN TEMPORARILY STAY IN U.S. TO TESTIFY IN LABOR CASE
By Brian Donohue of the [Newark, N.J.] Star-Ledger / Feb. 20

WILLIAM LEE MILLER
Miller, a scholar at U.Va.'s Miller Center of Public Affairs, authored a commentary that appeared in the Boston Globe, headlined:
THEY LIKE ABE / PRESIDENTS CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT LINCOLN. WHY DO THEY KEEP GETTING HIM WRONG?
By William Lee Miller for The Boston Globe / Feb. 8

EDWARD MURPHY
Murphy, an astronomy professor, was quoted in a Charleston [W.Va.] Gazette article headlined: GREEN BANK SCOPE FINDS HYDROGEN GAS ORBITING ANDROMEDA
By Rick Steelhammer of the Charleston [W.Va.] Gazette / Feb. 26

DAVID M. O'BRIEN
O'Brien, a politics professor, had his new book reviewed in the Chronicle of Higher Education under the heading:
Nota Bene: ANIMAL SACRIFICE AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM: CHURCH OF THE LUKUMI BABALU AYE V. CITY OF HIALEAH
By Nina C.Ayoub of The Chronicle of Higher Education / March 2
• O'Brien was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article headlined:
BUSH BACKS A MARRIAGE AMENDMENT / ANNOUNCING SUPPORT FOR A CONSTITUTIONAL BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE, BUSH APPEALS TO CONSERVATIVE BASE
By Linda Feldmann of The Christian Science Monitor / Feb. 25

ROBERT M. O'NEIL
O'Neil, director of U.Va.’s Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression and a professor of law, was quoted in a Chronicle of Higher Education story headlined:
THE DRAKE AFFAIR
By Sharon Walsh of The Chronicle of Higher Education / March 2

WILLIAM QUANDT
Quandt, a politics professor and Middle East Expert, was featured in an article on a speech he gave at the University of Utah, appearing in the Daily Utah Chronicle under the headline:
FORMER WHITE HOUSE ADVISER AND MIDDLE EAST EXPERT VISITS THE U
By Steve Gehrke of the Daily Utah Chronicle / Feb. 26

R.K. RAMAZANI
Ramazani, professor emeritus of politics, wrote a commentary that appeared in the Charlottesville Daily Progress, headlined:
IRAN FACES POLITICAL, FISCAL NEEDS, GETS MIXED MESSAGES FROM U.S.
By R.K. Ramazani for The Daily Progress / Feb. 22

JAMES E. RYAN
Ryan, a law professor, had an essay on school choice published in the journal Education Next, headlined: THE NEUTRALITY PRINCIPLE
By James E. Ryan for Education Next
• Ryan's essay was cited in a commentary in the National Review, headlined:
COMMENTARY: THE EVOLUTION OF CONSERVATISM / SHOULD THE SUPREME COURT CLEAR THE WAY FOR SCHOOL CHOICE?
By Ramesh Ponnuru of the National Review / Feb. 27

LARRY SABATO
Sabato, politics professor and director of U.Va.'s Center for Politics, was quoted in an Associated Press article headlined:
SEN. CAMPBELL QUITS RE-ELECTION CAMPAIGN
By Judith Kohler of The Associated Press / March 4
• Sabato was quoted in a San Francisco Chronicle article headlined:
KERRY LOOKING FOR NO. 2 / EDWARDS DROPS OUT AND ENDORSES FORMER RIVAL AS THE SEARCH BEGINS FOR A RUNNING MATE
By Zachary Coile of The San Francisco Chronicle / March 4
• Sabato was quoted in a Richmond times-Dispatch article headlined:
VIRGINIA IS NOT TOO CLOSE TO CALL / STATE LIKELY TO BE DISTANCED FROM HEAT OF CAMPAIGN
By Tyler Whitley of the Richmond Times-Dispatch / March 4
• Sabato was a guest March 3 on Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume." He discussed the presidential race.
• Sabato was quoted in a Providence [R.I.] Journal article headlined:
ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE JUST GOT STEEPER FOR KERRY / HE'LL NOW GO HEAD TO HEAD WITH A PRESIDENT READY TO COME OUT SWINGING WITH A WELL FINANCED CAMPAIGN
By John E. Mulligan of the Providence [R.I. Journal / March 3
• Sabato was quoted in a FloridaToday.com article headlined:
KERRY SEALS NOMINATION / VICTORY MAKES FLORIDA VOTE MOOT; EDWARDS TO QUIT
By John McCarthy of Florida Today / March 3
• Sabato was quoted in a Bloomberg News article headlined:
JOHN EDWARDS LIKELY TO DROP OUT OF DEMOCRATIC RACE, AIDE SAYS
From Bloomberg News / March 2
• Sabato was quoted in a Harrisburg [Pa.] Patriot-News article headlined:
GRILLING ANITA HILL GENERATED SPECTER BACKLASH
By Peter L. DeCoursey of the [Harrisburg, Pa.] Patriot-News / March 2
• Sabato was quoted in a FoxNews.com article headlined:
DEANIACS ARE ELECTION WILD CARD
By Peter Brownfeld of FoxNews.com / March 2
• Sabato was quoted in an article in The Guardian [London], headlined:
EDWARDS' LAST HOPE OF REELING IN KERRY / FRONTRUNNER EXPECTED TO SEAL UNBEATABLE DEMOCRATIC LEAD
By Julian Borger of The Guardian [London] / March 2
• Sabato was quoted in an article in the Columbia Journalism Review, headlined:
DIVINING DIXIE / IS IT ANOTHER COUNTRY? OR A PLACE TO STOW NATIONAL PROBLEMS? A YANKEE JOURNALIST GETS LOST AND FOUND IN THE SOUTH
By Jacob Levenson for the Columbia Journalism Review / March/April issue
• Sabato was quoted in a Sunday Times [London] article headlined:
DEMOCRATS SEEK ELECTION ROLE FOR INVISIBLE CLINTONS
By Sarah Baxter for The Sunday Times [London] / Feb. 29
• Sabato was quoted in a Boston Globe article headlined:
GOP SEEKS TO PRESS WEDGE ISSUES IN SOUTH
By Susan Milligan of The Boston Globe / Feb. 29
• Sabato was quoted in an Agence France Presse article headlined:
EDWARDS CAMPAIGN MARKS HIM AS A DEMOCRAT TO WATCH
By Jerome Bernard of Agence France Presse / Feb. 29
• Sabato was quoted in a Cox News Service article headlined:
OHIO CRUCIAL FOR DEMS
By William Hershey of Cox News Service / Feb. 29
• Sabato was quoted in a Salt Lake [Utah] Tribune article headlined:
DELEGATION SPLIT OVER BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE
By Christopher Smith of The Salt Lake [Utah] Tribune / Feb. 28
• Sabato was quoted in an Associated Press article, circulated in Georgia under the headline:
GEORGIA PRIMARY DO OR DIE FOR EDWARDS?
By Dick Pettys of The Associated Press / Feb. 28
• Sabato was quoted in a Washington Post article headlined:
STANDOFF LOOMING ON VIRGINIA BUDGET / NO ONE BUDGING ON TAX INCREASES
By Jo Becker and Michael D. Shear of the Washington Post / Feb. 28
• Sabato was quoted in a Washington Post article headlined:
KEY VA. REPUBLICANS BALK AT GAY UNION AMENDMENT
By Spencer S. Hsu of The Washington Post / Feb. 27
• Sabato was quoted in a Dow Jones News Service article on Ralph Nader's entry into the presidential race, headlined:
DECISION 2004: INDEPENDENT'S DAY
From Dow Jones News Service / Feb. 26
• Sabato was quoted in a Winston-Salem [N.C.] Journal article headlined:
EDWARDS FACES KERRY CHALLENGE ON FOREIGN-POLICY, SECURITY ISSUES
By Mary Shaffrey of the Winston-Salem [N.C.] Journal / Feb. 26
• Sabato was quoted in a Boston Globe article headlined:
EVEN IN VICTORY, KERRY'S CAUTION IS SEEN AS RISKY
By Patrick Healy of the Boston Globe / Feb. 25
• Sabato was a guest Feb. 25 on Fox News' "Special Report With Brit Hume," discussing Ralph Nader's entry into the presidential race.
• Sabato, politics professor and director of U.Va.'s Center for Politics, was quoted in a Times of London article headlined:
PRESSURE MOUNTS ON CHENEY TO MAKE WAY
By Roland Watson of The Times of London / Feb. 25
• Sabato was quoted in a Washington Times article headlined:
TAX PLANS STUN SOME IN GOP
By Christina Bellantoni of the Washington Times / Feb. 24
• Sabatowas a guest Feb. 23 on Fox News' "Special Report with Brit Hume." He discussed the presidential candidacy of Ralph Nader.
• Sabato was quoted in a Greensboro [N.C.] News & Record article headlined: EDWARDS NOT DETERRED BY UNDERDOG STATUS / THE ONE-ON-ONE RACE WITH JOHN KERRY BECOMES TESTY
By Eric Dyer of the Greensboro [N.C.] News & Record / Feb. 23
• Sabato was quoted Feb. 23 on CBS Radio's "The Osgood File," again discussing Nader's entry into the presidential race.
• Sabato was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article headlined:
BUSH, FRUSTRATED BY DEMOCRATS, AGAIN BYPASSES SENATE ON JUDGE
By Richard Simon of the Los Angeles Times / Feb. 21
• Sabato was quoted in a Norfolk Virginian-Pilot article headlined:
ONE ELECTION AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER AFTER ANOTHER
By Patrick Lackey of the Norfolk Virginian-Pilot / Feb. 20
ETHAN SALIBA
Saliba, head athletic trainer, was quoted in a Norfolk Virginian-Pilot article headlined: DESIRE TO WALK OUTWEIGHS PASSION FOR SPORT
By Roger Chesley of The Norfolk Virginian-Pilot / Feb. 21
J.H. "RIP" VERKERKE
Verkerke, a law professor, was quoted in a Christian Science Monitor article headlined: WOULD YOU HIRE THIS MAN? / CHARLES CULLEN KEPT GETTING HIRED AND FIRED UNTIL HIS MURDER ARREST. WHY JOB REFERENCES SAY TOO LITTLE
By Randy Dotinga for The Christian Science Monitor / March 1
G. EDWARD WHITE
White, the David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law, had his book "Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars" reviewed in the New York Times Book Review. The article was headlined: Review: 'ALGER HISS'S LOOKING-GLASS WARS': AN IMPENETRABLE LIE
By Max Frankel of the New York Times / Feb. 29

U.Va. alum to give reading
Journalist and writer Daniel Mendelsohn will visit U.Va. March 31 to give a public reading from his memoir, “The Elusive Embrace: Desire and the Riddle of Iden-tity,” at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore.
Mendelsohn teaches classics at Princeton
University and is a regular contributor to the New York Times, the New Yorker and the Nation, among other periodicals. He has been awarded the National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Excellence in Criticism and the George Jean Nathan Prize for Drama Criticism.
Mendelsohn also will talk with students professor Rita Felski’s class on Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Fiction.

How researchers interact with subjects
The Lorna Sundberg International Center’s spring speaker series, “Encountering the Other,” will explore how medical researchers connect with the people participating in their studies. Speakers will examine how research techniques allow researchers to establish rapport and mutual respect with their subjects. These free lectures will be held in Garrett Hall at 7 p.m.

• April 1. Lisa Aronson, director of U.Va.’s Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, “Impoverishment, Religion, Violence and Community in Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, Mexico”

• April 15. Dr. J. Anderson Thomson Jr., U.Va.’s Center for the Study of Mind and Human Interaction, “Terror, Tears and Timelessness: Trauma and Traumatized Societies”

• April 22. Rebecca Dillingham, U.Va. Center for Global Health, “Informed Consent in Clinical Trials: An International Perspective”
Welcome fair April 28

The next New Faculty and Staff Welcome and Resource Fair will be held April 28 at 2 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Theater. All faculty and staff are invited to attend, especially those hired between Oct. 1 and Feb. 29. Staff should seek permission from their supervisor to attend the fair.

Environmental Negotiation: does it work?
Organizations have used mediation in the environmental arena to bring together different stakeholders, including affected residents, developers, corporations and preservationists. But do mediated negotiations really work? U.Va.’s Institute for Environmental Negotiation has received a $300,000 grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to study the processes and outcomes of community-based collaboration in its Community-Based Collaboratives Research Consortium.

“The idea to fund research concerning the outcomes of collaborative processes arose in response to the controversy surrounding their use and the lack of clear, objective and defensible research about their appropriateness and impacts,” said E. Franklin Dukes, director of the institute.

Teaching project seeks U.Va. input
The Teachers for a New Era project invites research proposals designed to explore how U.Va. adds value to K-12 schools via the preparation of teachers.

TNE is a multi-faceted research effort of the Curry School of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences to improve the preparation of teachers, supported by Carnegie and other foundations. TNE’s Teaching Assessment Initiative is interested in studies of teaching processes and pupil learning at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Organizers of projects involving U.Va. faculty, Albemarle County and Charlottes-ville school personnel, and U.Va. students (with faculty sponsorship) are encouraged to apply for research awards of up to $5,000. Studies requiring the participation of teacher education students may be able to access the Curry Participant Pool of teacher candidates.
Proposals are due April 15. A form is available at www.virginia.edu/
provost/tneuva/.

Work with a cowboy
Hundreds of U.Va. employees and supervisors have learned something new about work from a cowboy. “Horse Sense for Leaders” is a professional development program that focuses on the fundamental practices necessary to establish relationships based on mutual trust and
respect.

The first part takes place at a ranch instead of a conference room, as Louis Wood, horseman and owner of Mountainview Ranch in Waynesboro, demonstrates how he communicates with horses.
Created by John Lord, director of U.Va.’s Leadership Development Center, and Wood, the program allows participants to analyze their observations from the session at Mountainview and to consider applications to their professional and personal lives, with better communication with others to establish a shared understanding of goals, expectations and performance and to provide them with meaningful rewards.

The next sessions are scheduled for April 20-21, May 6-7 and June 8-9. The $225 fee for U.Va. employees includes refreshments and lunch. For details, contact Lord at jwl9e@virginia.edu.

How to get along, get ahead and get noticed
The Leadership Development Center will offer an “administrative excellence” seminar for administrative assistants and support staff on April 28. The day-long seminar includes sessions on “Welcoming Mondays: How to Stay Motivated,” “Emotional Intelligence : Bringing out the Best in You,” “Humor in the Workplace” and “Streamlining for Productivity and Satisfaction.” Leonard Sandridge, U.Va. executive vice president and chief operating officer, will give the keynote address.
Cost varies from $40 to $75. Register online at www.virginia.edu/ldc/eanconfregistration.html , or contact Holly Heilberg at 924-7227 or at Hollyh@virginia.edu.

Gomez appoints research review committee
Upon the recommendation of a 2003 task force, Vice President for Research & Graduate Studies Ariel Gomez has appointed a permanent 13-member faculty committee to review proposals for internal funding, such as the Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology, and to cull proposals for outside funding opportunities that accept a limited number of applications from the University community.
The 13 faculty members appointed to the first standing research review committee represent three broad areas. From biological and biomedical sciences, Paul Adler, Carla Green, Klaus Ley, Randall Moorman and Zygmunt Derewenda, from the physical sciences and engineering Gordon Cates, Jack Hudson, Steve Majewski, Pam Norris and Kevin Sullivan and from Social Sciences, Humanities and Education, Bob McNergney, Joe Miller and Dennis Proffitt.

Director of Student Systems Project sought
A committee has been formed to search for a director of the Student Systems Project, who will report to the provost. The new position is dedicated to managing Phase III of the University’s replacement of core computing systems, which involves developing and implementing a new system for student information. It is estimated that
the project will take between three and four years, in two stages: pre-implementation and operation.

Anda Webb, associate provost for management and budget, is chairing the committee that will recommend candidates to Vice President and Provost Gene D. Block. U.Va. faculty and staff may nominate candidates by e-mailing names to executivesearch@virginia.edu. For information, see www.virginia.edu/provost. Applications are due by April 16.

Local businesses invited to ‘Hire a Hoo’
University Career Services will host “Hire a Hoo” Local Business Mixer on April 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Bryant Hall near Scott Stadium. The free event is being offered for local employers interested in learning more about hiring U.Va. students or offering student internships or externships. UCS staff will provide tips on how to post jobs, connect with student organizations and plan recruiting strategies. Guests will be treated to refreshments, tours of Scott Stadium and the chance to win door prizes donated by Virginia Athletics. Registration deadline is April 9. See www.virginia.edu/career/employers/mixer.html or call Haley Whitlock Gyory at 924-8908.

Clean up JPA
Students and other residents in the Jefferson Park Avenue neighborhood are invited to join a Community Clean-Up on April 4 from 2 to 4 p.m. Check-in will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Beta Theta Pi fraternity, 124 Maury Ave. After the clean-up, everyone will gather for a free dinner at Anna’s Pizza. The event is sponsored by the U.Va./Charlottesville Community Coalition, which is composed of U.Va. offices and representatives of area neighborhoods and organizations. Funding comes from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control to U.Va.’s Center for Alcohol and Substance Education.

Notable
Awards and achievements of faculty and staff

• U.Va. economics professor Edwin T. Burton III has been appointed to the board of the Virginia Retirement System, the public employee pension plan, for the second time.

• Mark Christian, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning journeyman at Facilities Management and a graduate of U.Va.’s Apprenticeship Program, received one of four awards for 2003 Outstanding Apprentice from the Department of Labor and Industry’s Apprentice Council. He is the first U.Va. apprentice to receive this award.

It’s your turn to go back to school
Finish your undergraduate degree at U.Va. as a student in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies Adult Degree Program. The BIS program meets the needs of adult students by offering part-time study with evening classes.

Prospective students are invited to attend an information session. The on-Grounds meetings are: April 5, noon & 1 p.m., in the University Hospital, Dining Conference Room No. 1; and April 7, noon & 1 p.m., in the Newcomb Hall third-floor boardroom.

The fall admission application deadline is July 1. For details or to meet with an admissions counselor, call 982-5274 or visit the Web site at www.uvaBIS.info.

Clean out — and recycle — your old files
To celebrate Earth Week, U.Va. Recycling will hold “Clean Your Files Week” April 19-23. The event allows offices and departments to purge old paper files while improving the quantity and quality of paper to be recycled. Sign up to have extra containers placed at recycling sites prior to scheduled collection day.

To participate, send contact name, phone number, e-mail address and building name and floor number by April 2 to recycle@virginia.edu, or call 982-5050.

In Memoriam
• There will be a memorial service for Robert Kellogg, former dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, at the University Chapel at 11 a.m. April 3, followed by a reception at Carr’s Hill.

• Linda H. McAllister, 45, of Crozet, died March 4. She worked in the pathology department as a medical technologist until 1999.

• Elmer J. Taylor, 83, of Charlottesville, died March 5. He retired from Facilities Management, where he worked as a plumber.

• Elisabeth R. Aaron, 85, died March 10 in Bloomington, Ind. Upon retiring in 1987, she was business manager at the Virginia Quarterly Review.

 


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