April 9-22, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 7
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IN THIS ISSUE
Pituitary Center brings life-changing treatment to thousands

NEWS BRIEFS
State of the University Address at noon
VaBook! 2004 Tops Attendance Record
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Student health insurance plan
Headlines @ U.Va.
U.Va. marks the 261st birthday of its founder — Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture an Law
Aerospace institute becoming a reality in Hampton
Online applications aid admissions process
Fatton: No ray of hope for native Haiti
Grossman enters new world of responsibility
Women’s Center to honor Arizona’s trailblazing Gov. Janet Napolitano
Artist explores DNA and difference in
‘ Jefferson Suites’
Nobel Prize-winning poet
Seamus Heaney to read April 19
Roaming Rome, Wylie focuses on material and light
News Briefs

State of the University address at noon
President John T. Casteen III will give his annual “State of the University” address April 14 at noon in Old Cabell Auditorium. The starting time was listed incorrectly in the last issue of Inside UVA.

VABook! 2004 tops attendance record
The 10th annual Virginia Festival of the Book, held March 24-28 in Charlottesville, was the most successful to date, garnering a total attendance of more than 22,000, reported book festival staff at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. The festival recorded its highest single program attendance at the Garrison Keillor event, with 680 in the audience. Participation from area schools also hit a record high. A few programs out of the 200 free events are still in the process of being officially recorded.

Mark next year’s calendar for the next Virginia Festival of the Book, scheduled for March 16-20. For information,
visit the Web site www.vabook.org.

Last year’s parking increase to take effect this June
Last year’s planned increase in parking fees, deferred because of the lack of pay raises for employees, will be implemented effective June 1, said Rebecca White, director of U.Va. Parking and Transportation. It has
taken four years to realize Parking and Transportation’s three-year plan to gradually raise its revenue.

Commuter permits will go from $11 to $12 per month. Reserved parking will increase from $22 to $24, and premium reserved spaces will go from $31 to $34 monthly.

Though the fee structure for parking citations will remain the same, the fines for three specific violations related to parking without a permit will be upgraded from $25 to $30 offenses.

P&T has also proposed a $10 increase in the comprehensive transportation fee charged to students, to $111. The Board of Visitors must approve that measure.

Making Headlines
U.Va. faculty and staff media quotes recently cited in Headlines@U.Va.:

Gerard Alexander, associate professor of politics
• The Weekly Standard, “A Lifesaving War” (commentary), March 29
Louis Bloomfield, physics professor
• PBS "Virginia Tonight," April 1
David W. Breneman, dean, Curry School of Education
• Washington Post, “Loudoun Sports in Question / County School Board Weighs Cutting Athletics From Budget,” April 1
• Kansas City Star, “For University of Phoenix, College is Big Business — And Growing,” March 24
• Newsday, “A High Price to Pay / Some Families Dole Out Nearly Half Their Income for College and a Study Shows it’s Only Getting More Costly,” March 21
Susan Bruce, director, and Paige Allen Hawkins, health educator, Center for Alcohol and Substance Education
• NCAA News, “APPLE Takes Bite Out of Recruiting Issue” (editorial), March 29
John Bunch, Curry School professor
• New York Times, “Tying George Washington Into the School Curriculum,” March 31
Edwin T. Burton, visiting professor of economics
• Barron's, “Fund of Information / A Manager Shortage? As Pension Plans Send More Cash to Hedge Funds, Fears Grow of Squeezed Capacity,” March 29
Ming-Jer Chen, professor, business administration
• Industry Week, “China's Cultural Challenge,” April issue
Gerald Clore, psychology professor
• Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Relax, Pittsburgh: Stretch Out on the Couch,” March 29
Anne Coughlin, law professor
• Washington Post, “ID, Please? / Simple Question, Big Implications” (commentary), March 28
Steven Finkel, politics professor
• MSNBC, “Homeland Security a Vexing Political Issue / Area of Concern Melds Into Terrorism, Foreign Policy Issues,” March 18
Paul M. Gaston, professor emeritus of history
• Associated Press, “Bragg First Occupant in Fairhope Writer's Cottage,” March 18
Harold Gould, visiting scholar, Center for South Asian Studies
• The Hindu [India], “Old Wine in Old Bottles,” (commentary), March 27
Justin S. Holcomb, lecturer in sociology
• Sarasota (Fla.) Herald, “Movie Still Evokes Debate / Panel Ponders 'Passion' Positives,” March 29
Terry Holland, special assistant to the president
• Washington Post, “NCAA Preparing to Call Penalties on Schools,” March 18
A.E. Dick Howard, law professor
• Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Budget Logjam Muddies Waters / Experts Are Uncertain What Would Happen if Lawmakers Can't Agree,” March 25
• Washington Post, “Va. Officials Prepare for Long Stalemate / Little Progress Expected in Budget Talks,” March 23
Marty Humphrey, assistant professor of computer science
• Associated Press, “High-Speed Network May Boost Region's Economy,” March 28
John C. Jeffries, Law School dean
• Reason, “Washington's Biggest Crime Problem,” April 1
James M. Kauffman, professor emeritus of education
• Seattle Times, “Handcuffs Were Used on Kent Elementary Students / Youths Were Restrained 5 Times This School Year as 'Last Resort,' Chief Says,” April 1
• Associated Press, “Incorrect Signature on Satiric E-Mail Snares Professor in World Wide Web,” March 21
Michael Klarman, law professor
• U.S. News & World Report, “The Power of a Moment,” “Chain Reaction / Resegregation, Reverse Discrimination, Busing, and White Flight: What Happened After Brown?,” “The Ruling, Between the Lines,” “Making History / `Separate But Equal' Was the Law of the Land, Until One Decision Brought it Crashing Down,” March 22 issue
John L. Knapp, director of business and economic research, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
• Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, “New Business Census to Look at E-Commerce,” March 19
• Blue Ridge Business Journal, “Lagging Job Growth Continues to Nag Region's Recovery / In Today's Puzzling Economy, Where Productivity Does Not Always Mean Efficiency, It's Difficult to Have Both High Productivity and Plenty of Jobs,” March 22
Jeanette Lancaster, dean, School of Nursing
• Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Public Health Crisis / Virginians Must Act Now to Avert a More Severe Nursing Shortage” (commentary), March 19
Matthew McBrady, assistant professor of business administration
• Associated Press, “Year Out of Bankruptcy, US Airways' Future Still Precarious,” March 31
Patrick J. Michaels, environmental sciences professor
• New York Times, “Climate Debate Gets Its Icon: Mt. Kilimanjaro,” March 23
Farzaneh Milani, director, Studies in Women and Gender
• The Snapper (Millersville [Pa.] University), “Milani Moves Audience at Millersville University,” March 25
• The Women's Review of Books, “The Elusive Veil,” March issue
John Norton Moore, law professor; director, Center for Oceans Law and Policy
• Lloyd's List, “Ratification Gears Up as Bush Declares Support for UNCLOS / But The Republican Right, Who Regard Almost Any UN Treaty as a Threat to US Sovereignty, Pose a Threat,” March 31
Steven Nock, sociology professor
• Richmond Times-Dispatch, “’Traditional Family’ a Myth, Historian Says, But Marriage Between a Man and a Woman is Still Most Common,” March 28
Robert M. O'Neill, law professor; director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
• Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Push for Diversity Enriches UGA” (editorial), March 23
• Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “Expert Endorses Race as Admissions Factor for UGA,” March 19
Charlotte J. Patterson, psychology professor
• New York Times, “For Children of Gays, Marriage Brings Joy,” March 19
William Quandt, politics
• North Texas Daily, “Virginia Professor Lectures About Arab-U.S. Relations,” March 31
• Chicago Tribune, “Promise of Camp David Unfulfilled,” March 27
• Christian Science Monitor, “In Yassin Slaying, Arabs See U.S. Hand / Israel's Strike Solidifies View That Bush Administration Has Given Tacit Approval To Sharon,” March 23
Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman, assistant professor of education
• Washington Times, “Cycle of Stress / The Worries of Others Fuel Student Anxieties,” March 29
T’ai H. Roulston, associate director, Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia
• Winchester Star, “The Buzz is Coming Back / Cicadas' Annoying Songs Will Blanket the Area in May,” March 29
Larry J. Sabato, politics professor; director, Center for Politics
• National Post, “Bush Makes It a Crime to Harm the Unborn / Critics Denounce It as a First Step to Rolling Back Abortion Rights,” April 2
• Agence France Presse, “U.S. Voters Still Trust Bush on Terrorism Despite Clark Broadside,” March 31
• Christian Science Monitor, “A Pitched Battle for State Legislatures / Chambers in 25 States Could Change Majorities With a Tip of Three Seats or Less as Parties Fight Furiously Across the Country,” March 30
• Boston Globe, “Clark Urges Public Airing of Testimony / Former Aide Looks to Rebut Allegations By White House,” March 29
• Reuters News Service, “Rice Takes to Airwaves in Counterattack on Clarke,” March 27
• Minnesota Public Radio's “Marketplace,” guest appearance, March 26
• Voice of America, “Allegations Traded Before 9-11 Commission Set Off Political Firestorm,” March 25
• Houston Chronicle, “Atheist Engages High Court in Debate of ‘Under God’ in Pledge,” March 25
• Charlotte [N.C.] Observer, “State Party Leaders Favor Edwards as VP / 8 of 14 Party Chairs in South Want to See Kerry-Edwards Ticket,” March 23
• Associated Press, “Senate President's Wife Hired as Lobbyist,” March 21
• Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Democrats File Suit Over Eavesdropping,” March 20
• Associated Press, “Schaffer Known for Sidestepping Conventional Politics,” March 19
• Associated Press, “Hard Feelings, Legislative Hardball Supplant Compromise on Budget,” March 18
• Fox News “The O'Reilly Factor,” guest appearance, March 18
• Houston Chronicle, “Explosion in Baghdad / Blast in Iraq Puts Heat on U.S. Policy / War Takes Center Stage in Campaign Rhetoric,” March 18
• Dallas Morning News, “From Appearing in TV Ads to Raising Money, First Lady Steps Into Forefront of Re-Election Bid,” March 18
Leonard Schoppa, politics professor
• Yomiuri Shimbun [Tokyo], “Open Doors To Immigrants, Women Workers Symposium Told,” March 25
William Sherman, chairman, department of architecture and landscape architecture
• Wall Street Journal, “The Dysfunctional Family House,” March 26
G. Edward White, law professor
• National Public Radio's “Morning Edition,” March 26
• New York Times, “A Case of Blind Justice Among a Bunch of Friends,” March 21
• National Public Radio's “All Things Considered,” March 18
Brad Wilcox, sociology professor
• Washington Post, “An Inspired Strategy / Is Religion a Tonic for Kids? You Better Believe It, Say Teens And Scholars,” March 21
Robert Louis Wilken, religious studies professor
• Wall Street Journal, “Houses Of Worship / The ABC of Holy Week,” (TV review), April 2
Houston G. Wood III, engineering professor
• New York Times, “Slender and Elegant, It Fuels the Bomb,” March 23
Philip D. Zelikow, director, Miller Center for Public Affairs
• Inter Press Service, “U.S.: Iraq War is to Protect Israel, Says 9/11 Panel Chief,” March 30
• New York Times, “Clinton Aides Plan to Tell Panel of Warning Bush Team on Qaeda,” March 20
For a more complete listing, visit the Inside UVA Web site (www.virginia.edu/insideuva/). To receive Headlines@U.Va. daily via email, a free service of U.Va. News Services, subscribe at www.virginia.edu/topnews/subscribe.html.

New Minor focuses on ‘Global Culture and Commerce’
The Department of Anthropology has announced a new minor, housed in the department but open to all College of Arts & Sciences students, in Global Culture and Commerce. The program will focus on the intersection of two sets of issues: cultural translation and cross-cultural knowledge, and local and global economic and cultural development. This minor speaks to a longstanding interest of College students for a liberal arts perspective on the world of international business. The program will be directed by anthropology faculty members Richard Handler and Rachel Most, who will also serve as academic advisers for up to 20 students per year, beginning in the fall.

Admission will be by application, due April 20. For information, call
Handler at 924-8873.

For real apprentices
The U.Va. Apprentice Program will hold its annual recruitment for open
apprentice positions April 15-May 15. The four-year program gives apprentices the opportunity to learn selected trades, from carpentry to masonry, through a combination of on-the-job training, technical education and classroom instruction. Apprentice positions are supported by Facilities Management.

Information is available at fmweb.virginia.edu/ FMHome/departments/human/ApprenticeshipProgram.htm or by calling 982-5895.

Leadership for nurses
Janis P. Bellack, vice president for academic affairs and provost of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, will give the 2004 Catherine Strader McGehee Memorial Lecture on “Every Nurse Leadership” April 26 at noon in the Nursing School’s McLeod Hall Auditorium. She will share ways in which nurses can actively embrace and practice leadership for the betterment of themselves, the profession and the communities they serve.

General Faculty to get crash course on University finances
The General Faculty Council is holding a forum on “Funding and the Future of U.Va.” on April 23, from 3-5 p.m., in the Colonnade Club Garden Room. Guest speakers will be Colette Sheehy, vice president for management and budget, and Robert D. Sweeney, senior vice president for development and public affairs.

“We are particularly interested in how the request for charter status, the new capital campaign and the relationship with Richmond will affect the general faculty at the University moving forward,” chairwoman Lotta Lofgren said.

General faculty members will be invited to participate in an informal question-and-answer session afterward, with refreshments to follow.
General Faculty elect new council members The election results of new representatives to the General Faculty Council are in. Most representatives will serve a three-year term. The list includes:

• Administration: Prue Thorner, assistant to the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies; n College of Arts & Sciences: Lotta Lofgren, English department lecturer, and John Wilson, astronomy research scientist;
• Education: Ellie Wilson, Curry School assistant professor of curriculum and instruction;
• Health professionals: Camilla Curnow, program planner in Continuing Medical Education office, and radiology administrator Greg Strickland (two- year term);
• U.Va. libraries: Carol Hunter, director of science and engineering libraries.

Check out the welcome fair April 28
The New Faculty and Staff Welcome and Resource Fair will be held April 28 at 2 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Theater and Ballroom. All faculty and staff are invited to attend, especially those hired between Oct. 1,
and Feb. 29. Attendance
at the fair is considered work time and not charged to leave.

Middle East wars damage environment
“Based on the persistence of the war-related damages…[and] left to nature’s processes, centuries may be required to restore some of the ecological functions in this cradle of civilization,” says David Aubrey, a professor from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He will present two lectures at U.Va. April 15 and 16: “Environmental Impacts of War in Saudi Arabia: 12 Years After the Gulf War” and “The Environmental Costs of War in the Middle East.” Both lectures will be held at 4 p.m. in Clark Hall 108.

Back-to-school sessions set Employees can get the latest nformation on education benefits, including tuition waiver and reimbursement, at special sessions offered by U.Va. Human Resources. The programs are also open to full-time and part-time faculty.

The next meetings will be: April 20, noon, 400 Ray C. Hunt Dr., conference rooms A&B; April 22, noon, Carruthers conference rooms A1/A2; April 26, 11 a.m., Darden classroom 30; and April 27, noon, in Cabell Hall 431. R.S.V.P. to Emily Bardeen at ebardeen@virginia.edu.
Conference gives several ways to think about technology
ITC Training Services will host the Office Technology Conference 2004 on May 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Newcomb Hall on the theme, “Thinking About Technology.” Participants may attend concurrent sessions throughout the day featuring new technology and software in the U.Va. environment, collect tips to make work easier, and visit poster sessions in the ballroom.

Vendors also will be available in the ballroom from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to talk about their products and services.

Online registration runs April 15 through May 12 on the Web site www.itc.virginia.edu/training/conferences/ OTC2004. For information, contact Nancy Rogers at 982-2991 or nrogers@virginia.edu.

Off the Shelf
Recent books by U.Va. faculty & staff

• Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, and Stephen M. Wheeler, U. of Mexico. “The Sustainable Urban Development Reader.” Routledge.

• Kathleen R. Fletcher geriatrics nurse practitioner. “Management Guidelines for Nurse Practitioners Working with Older Adults, second edition. F.A. Davis Co.

• Paul Humphreys, professor of philosophy. “Extending Ourselves: Computational Science, Empiricism and Scientific Method.” Oxford U. Press.

• Walter Jost, associate professor of English. “A Companion to Rhetoric and Rhetorical Criticism.” Blackwell.

• Elizabeth A. Meyer, associate professor of history. “Legitimacy and Law in the Roman World: Tabulae in Roman Belief and Practice.” Cambridge U. Press.

• Murray Milner, professor of sociology. “Freaks, Geeks and Cool Kids: American Teenagers, Schools, and the Culture of Consumption.”
Routledge.

• David M. O’Brien, Leone Reaves and George W. Spicer Professor of Politics. “Animal Sacrifice and Religious Freedom: Church of the Lukumi Babalu Aye v. City of Hialeah.” U. Press of Kansas.

• Jonathan Portmann, assistant professor of
religious studies. “Bad for Us: The Lure of Self-Harm.” Beacon Press.

• Steven E. Rhoads, professor of politics. “Taking Sex Differences Seriously.” Encounter Books.

• Marlon Ross, Carter G. Woodson Institute fellow. “Manning the Race:
Reforming Black Men in the Jim Crow Era.” New York U. Press.

• G. Edward White, David and Mary Harrison Distinguished Professor of Law. “Alger Hiss’s Looking-Glass Wars.” Oxford U. Press.

• Charles Wright, poet and professor of English. “Buffalo Yoga.” Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

• Cynthia M. Yoshida, associate professor of gastroenterology, and Deborah Kotz, journalist. “No More Digestive Problems.” Bantam Books.

Nikki Giovanni to visit U.Va. April 14
Well-known poet and black activist Nikki
Giovanni will visit U.Va. April 14 to talk about her sense of being a leader in the creative arts. Her speech, “Okra Leaves: Looking at the Future Through the Past,” at 5 p.m. in Clark Hall 108, will be followed by a panel discussion with history professor Julian Bond and Samantha Thornhill, a graduate student in the English department. There will also be a book signing afterward.

Giovanni, the Gloria D. Smith Professor of Black Studies at Virginia Tech, attended the all-black Fisk University in the 1960s, where she
became involved in both the Writers’ Workshop and the Student Non-
Violent Coordinating Committee. Connections between literature and politics have continued to absorb her attention over her career. Her books include: “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not-Quite Poems,” and “Gemini,” an autobiographical work on being a black poet. Her honors include the NAACP Image Award for Literature and the Langston Hughes Award for Distinguished Contributions to Arts and
Letters.

Managing business in a global age
The McIntire School of Commerce presents its fifth annual spring symposium, “Managing in a Global Age: Brave New World or False Dawn?” Speakers at the discussion, which is free and open to the public, include journalists Robert D. Kaplan, author of “The Coming Anarchy: Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War”; Adrian Wooldridge, author of “The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America”; and Yale University law professor Amy Chua, author of “World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability.” The April 23 conferences will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.

It’s bloomin’ spring
Historic Garden Week will take place in Charlottesville and Albemarle County — with U.Va. a perennial focus — on April 20. The Academical Village, including the Lawn and pavilion gardens, plus Carr’s Hill gardens and Morea House, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., free of charge. Visitors also are invited to the University Art Museum’s “Flowers Interpret Art” show, featuring flower arrangements inspired by works of art.

The Garden Club of Virginia and its local chapters have been respon-sible for restoring the gardens around Grounds. The pavilion gardens and their surrounding serpentine walls were reconstructed on their old alignments by the Garden Club of Virginia with proceeds from Historic Garden Week. The gardens were designed to accompany each pavilion and restored according to 19th-century landscape styles, since Jefferson did not leave specific details.

As a courtesy to homeowners and for safety reasons, wearing comfortable, flat walking shoes is recommended. For information, contact Ann Myers at 296-1680 or anntmyers@aol.com.

Time to think of summer softball
Calling all softball players: Registration for the Co-Recreational Summer Softball league for University faculty, staff and students opens April 15 until April 27. Sign up weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Aquatic & Fitness Center. There will be a captains’ meeting April 14 at 6 p.m., at the center in room 201. Games begin May 4. For information, call 924-3791, e-mail intramurals@virginia.edu or go online to: www.virginia.edu/ims.

In Memoriam
• Kathryn Smithwick, 44, of Charlottesville, died March 11.She was a medical records technician at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

• Melba Ellen Hughston, 62, of Palmyra, died March 23. She retired from the University Hospital after 35 years of service.

 


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