June 11-24, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 11
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Reunions Weekend 2004

NEWS BRIEFS
New Director Selected for IATH
Credit Union Marks 50 Years
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Gilliam’s sense of place
Pay raises
Digest
Headlines @ U.Va.
Outstanding employees
Years of service
Doctor remembers Ronald Reagan
Klarman: WWII, not Brown, catalyst for Civil Rights Movement
Learning abroad: Becoming citizens of the world
Heritage Repertory Theatre now in 30th season
Reality TV wants you: Get political with Larry Sabato
Holidays for 2004
Attic find sheds light on life of WWI nurse
News Briefs

New director selected for IATH
Bernard Frischer has been named the new director of U.Va.’s Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, beginning this fall. A leading scholar in the application of digital technologies to humanities research and education, he will also join the faculty in classics and art history.

Frischer is founder and director of the Cultural Virtual Reality Lab at UCLA, which uses three-dimensional computer modeling to reconstruct cultural heritage sites. He has overseen significant projects, such as virtual recreations of the Roman Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Since 1997, he has directed the excavations of Horace’s Villa.

Frischer’s research career reflects his interest in interdisciplinary approaches, ranging across literature, philosophy, art history and archaeology of Greece and Rome. His work has received international acclaim and has been featured on the Discovery Channel and in Newsweek and the New York Times.

Credit union marks 50 years
The U.Va. Community Credit Union recently celebrated 50 years of success, with the member-owned financial institution growing from a few hundred U.Va. hospital employees to 45,000 members today. The first deposits of some $10,000 have grown to $300 million in assets.
About 250 members gathered May 26 for the annual meeting, with Dennis Dollar, former chairman of the National Credit Union Administration, giving the keynote speech.

The U.Va. Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit, member-owned corporation that provides a range of financial services. Membership is open to those who live, work or attend school in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna and Greene.

Summer schedule
Inside UVA will publish June 25, July 9 and July 23. After a break in August, publication will resume with the back-to-school issue Sept. 3.

In Memoriam
John C. Fletcher, founding director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at U.Va., died May 27 at the age of 72.

An ordained Episcopal minister, his interest in medical ethics developed along with the field during the 1970s and ’80s. He founded the biomedical ethics center at the Medical School in 1987 and worked there until retiring in 1999.

The University’s memorial service will be held in Charlottesville at a
future date.

Doyle Smith, a legendary and admired figure in both U.Va. athletics and the sport of lacrosse, passed away June 1 in Charlottesville. Smith was 60.

He worked in the U.Va. Sports Information Department (now Athletic Media Relations) from 1968 to 1999. Smith had battled Parkinson’s disease for much of the past 20 years.

Helen B. Conn, 88, of Charlottesville, died April 18. Conn retired from the Medical Center’s dietary department with 35 years of service.

William Russell Towler, 82, died April 18. A retired U.Va. employee, he primarily worked on research in electrical engineering and experimental physics.

Stuart G. “Chick” Chisholm, 85, of Charlottesville, died April 29. He retired from the U.Va. buildings and grounds department after 30 years of service.

Roger Lee Dean, 59, of Quinque, a retired U.Va. employee, died May 1.

Dr. C. Cabell Bailey, 91, died May 2. An alumnus of the Engineering School and the Medical School, Bailey practiced medicine in Boston. Following his retirement there, he became clinical professor of medicine at U.Va.

James Herbert “Herb” Walton, 77, of White Hall, passed away May 5. He was retired from the U.Va. Medical Center Maintenance Shop.

Martha Roberts
Tarrant, 56, of Charlottesville, died May 6. She was a health educator in U.Va.’s Health Education Resource Office.

U.Va. leaders to discuss future planning
University architect David J. Neuman will address the multiple factors that guide facil-ity planning at a community briefing on June 15, at 7 p.m. in Newcomb Hall Ballroom. Other speakers will include Cheryl Gomez, director of utilities, and R. Edward Howell, chief executive officer at the Health System.

Neuman will describe his approaches to planning and some ideas about the Health System Facility Master Plan; Howell will give a brief explanation about why the Health System needs to expand; and Gomez will describe the U.Va. heating plant’s environmental upgrade.

Community members are invited to join U.Va. leaders to participate in a question-and-answer session after the briefing.

Parking for the free event will be available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage, 400 Emmet Street. For information, contact U.Va.’s Community Relations Office, which is sponsoring the event, at 924-1321 or communityrelations@virginia.edu.

Detours ahead
Electronic flashing signs have been placed at the intersection of Massie and Copeley roads and at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Millmont Street to alert drivers of a road closure. Massie Road, from its intersection with Copeley Road to the front of the North Grounds Recreation Center, is closed to traffic because of utility work for the John Paul Jones Arena, which is currently under construction. Motorists should use Faulkner Drive for access to the Miller Center of Public Affairs and Faulkner Residences.

The project is expected to continue through July 2.

From July 6 through July 16, Copeley Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic from its intersection with Massie Road to its intersection with Peyton Drive at Copeley Apartments.

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

Brian Balogh, senior research analyst, Miller Center For Public Affairs
• “Kennedy Legacy Honored In Tribute At Memorial,” Tampa [Fla.] Tribune, May 31

Paul Cantor, English professor
• “Taste: Contemplating Homer, Tony, Buffy, George...,” Wall Street Journal, May 28

Earl Dudley, law professor
• “Judge Tosses Evidence From Overheard Conversation,” Associated Press, June 2

Kenneth Elzinga, economics professor
• “Oracle's New Move in Court: Company Seeks to Exclude Testimony by 3 Witnesses,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 3

David Evans, assistant professor of computer science
• “Will Code Check Tools Yield Worm-Proof Software?,” CNet News.com, May 26

Russ Federman, director of counseling and psychological services, Student Health
• “A Cry for Help,” Psychology Today, May 21

Gerald P. Fogarty, religious studies professor
• “Boston Archdiocese to Close 70 Parishes,” Washington Post, May 26

Tammy Gingras-Moore, director, Center for Economic Development
• “Students Learn Market Savvy: Practical Lessons in Economics Lead to Hoo Fair,” Daily Progress, June 4

Andrea Larson, associate professor, Darden School
• “Considering Environmental Changes” (commentary), Daily Progress, May 31

Edward Lengel, associate editor, Papers Of George Washington
• “Spies and Scouts, Secret Writing, and Sympathetic Citizens,” Colonial Williamsburg: The Journal of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Summer 2004

Richard Merrill, law professor
• “Spitzer Sues a Drug Maker, Saying it Hid Negative Data,” New York Times, June 3

Patrick Michaels, environmental sciences professor
• “End of the World, Again: Movie: 'The Day After Tomorrow' Elicits Chuckles From Scientists While Evoking Some Serious Discussion of the Impact of Climate Change,” Baltimore Sun, May 31
• MSNBC, “Deborah Norville Tonight,” May 28
• “Climate Flick Favors Fantasy Over Fact,” CNN.com, May 28
• “Die Wahl An Der Kinokasse,” Die Tageszeitung [Berlin], May 28
• “Turning Up the Hype: For 'The Day After,' a Crowded Lobby,” Washington Post, May 27
• “Russian Agreement Helps Stall the Day After Tomorrow / Vladimir Putin Has Kept the Kyoto Protocol Alive, But Is the Accord Worth Saving?” (commentary), South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), May 25

Patrick Michaels and Michael Mann, environmental sciences professors
• “Climate Thriller May Be Hot Air,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 24

Murray Milner, professor emeritus of sociology
• “Socialization in High School Oversold” (commentary), May 31

Jennifer L. Mnookin, law professor
• “Despite Its Reputation, Fingerprint Evidence Isn't Really Infallible” (commentary), Wall Street Journal, June 4
• “The Achilles' Heel of Fingerprints,” Washington Post, May 29
John Norton Moore, law professor
• “U.S.: Right-Wing Republicans Sinking Law of the Sea – Again,” Inter Press Service, June 3
Timothy Naftali, senior scholar, Miller Center of Public Affairs
• “Comfort to the Enemy,” U.S. News & World Report, May 24

Steven Nock, sociology professor
• National Public Radio “Morning Edition”, report on gay marriage, May 24
• “Hatch: Ban Gay Unions,” Deseret [Utah] Morning News, May 22

Robert O'Connell, astronomy professor
• “Astronomers Use Images to Find Cosmic Storm's Eye,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, May 31

Charlotte Patterson, psychology professor
• “The Rise of the Gay Family: More and More American Children Are Growing Up With Same-Sex Parents,” U.S. News & World Report, May 24
Robert Pianta, education professor
• “Kindergarten: Struggle at the Starting Line,” St. Petersburg [Fla.] Times, May 23

Joann Pinkerton, director, Midlife Health Center
• “The Midriff at Midlife / It's Harder for Women to Lose Weight as They Get Older,” [Newark, N.J.] Star-Ledger, May 31

Brian Pusser, assistant professor, Center for the Study of Higher Education
• “Mountain State University Emerges From Institution Flirting With Bankruptcy,” Associated Press, May 23

William Ruddiman, environmental sciences professor
• “Chill of Warming,” Reuters, May 29

Larry J. Sabato, politics professor and director, Center for Politics
• “Ousted S.C. Governor Seeks Senate Comeback,” Associated Press, June 3
• “Democrats See Opportunity to Win Back House: Special-Election Wins Put Democrats Within 11 Seats, But Still Facing Big Hurdles,” Christian Science Monitor, June 3
• “Campaign Ad War Tilts Negative in the Early Going,” St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 2
• “Democrat Wins S.D. Special Election, Picking Up House Seat,” Environment & Energy Daily, June 2
• “Snow Can't Unload Politically Thorny Holding,” Reuters, June 2
• “Raising Taxes Wasn't Right, Ex-Governor Says: Jim Gilmore Wanted to Cut the Car Tax and Reduce Government Spending. With Both Trends Going Against Him, the Former Governor Is Speaking Out,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, June 1
• “Kerry Defies History, Targets Virginia: Takes Message to GOP Terrain,” Boston Globe, June 1
• “Divided We Stand,” American Demographics, June 1
• “GOP Senate Race Costliest Ever: New Technology, Television Ads Mean Candidates Need Millions to Campaign,” [Columbia, S.C.] State, May 31
• “Bias” (editorial), Richmond Times-Dispatch, May 31
• “Sanford's Pig Stunt Invites Ridicule / In The Eyes Of The Nation, The Joke Is On South Carolina” (commentary), May 30
• “Bush, Kerry Battling for Vets' Hearts, Minds,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 30
• “Archibald Cox and Samuel Dash, Prominent Watergate Figures, Die,” Bloomberg News, May 30
• “Austin Computer Programmer Wins Libertarian Presidential Nod,” Associated Press, May 30
• “Bush's Loss Not Kerry's Gain / Despite Disaffection, GOP Remains Loyal,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 30
• “Kerry Expands Ad Campaign Into Virginia / The Democrat Is Spending $750,000 on TV Time in a State That Votes Republican. Strategists Wonder About the Strategy,” Los Angeles Times, May 29
• “Kerry Decides to Launch Virginia Ad Campaign,” Roanoke Times, May 29
• “Kerry's Campaign Coming to Va.: Ads, Visit Defy GOP Track Record,” Washington Post, May 29
• MSNBC’s “Countdown,” NBC’s "Nightly News," May 28
• “Kerry Bets TV Ads He Can Win Va.: Dream On, Analysts and GOP Say,” Associated Press, May 28
• “Rumsfeld Should Resign, Gore Says: Bush Policies Bring 'Deep Dishonor' to U.S., Former V.P. Says,” Cox News Service, May 27
• “Kerry-McCain Alliance the Talk of Washington,” Agence France Presse, May 27
Sabato Is Quoted Today In A Washington Post Article Headlined:
• “Warner Pursues Higher Profile: Buoyed by Tax Win, Governor Gains 'A National Audience',” Washington Post, May 27
• “Kerry Embarking on National Tour to Address War,” New York Sun, May 27
• “Little Fanfare for Libertarians as They Make Bid for White House,” Associated Press, May 26
• “E-Voting Woes Prompt Va. Study,” Newsbytes News Network, May 24
• “Kerry May Delay Accepting Nomination: He Could Raise More Money Later Into Race,” Associated Press, May 22
• “Gay Marriage a Quandary for Romney,” Associated Press, May 22
• “Hopes Growing for Kerry-McCain Ticket,” National Post, May 22
• “Catholic Politicians Face U.S. Church Ban Over Abortion Laws: Anger at Bishops' Threat to Deny Communion,” The Guardian [London], May 21
• CNN’s “Inside Politics,” May 21
Jerry Stenger, research coordinator State Climatology Office
• “Enjoy the Festival Weekend: Forecasters Say Summer Looks Hot, Dry,” Roanoke Times, May 29
Robert F. Turner, law professor
• “New Padilla Info Not Part Of Court Case,” Associated Press, June 2
W. Bradford Wilcox, sociology professor
• “The Do-It-Yourself Doctrine” (commentary), Los Angeles Times, May 23
Richard Guy Wilson, architectural history professor
• “Memorial Mars Historic National Mall, Critics Say,” Harrisburg [Pa.] Patriot-News, May 30
Philip Zelikow, director, Miller Center of Public Affairs
• “Charlottesville 20 / The Local Heroes,” C-Ville Weekly, June 1-7
• “9/11 Panel Chooses Publisher for Report,” New York Times, May 25

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