July 9-22, 2004
Vol. 34, Issue 13
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Quandt elected to academy
Special collections closing to move
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Ford to spearhead graduate studies
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On the set of U.Va.’s ER for medical students
Leaders need to recharge, too
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Levy legacy: A U.Va. richer in black culture

 

News briefs

Quandt elected to academy
William B. Quandt, Edward R. Stettinius Professor of Politics, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins another U.Va. faculty member, creative writing professor Ann Beattie, who will be formally inducted in October among 178 new fellows and 24 foreign honorary members. The academy elects members for their contributions to scholarship, business, the arts and public affairs.
Quandt, who teaches courses on the Middle East and American foreign policy, recently stepped down as vice provost for international affairs, a newly created post he took in 2000. He has been a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, where he conducted research on the Middle East, American policy toward the Arab-Israeli conflict and energy policy. He also served on the National Security Council in the 1970s and was actively involved in the negotiations that led to the Camp David
Accords and the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty.

Beattie’s appointment was reported in the May 28 issue of Inside UVA.

Special Collections closing to move
Special Collections, located in Alderman Library, will be closed July 12 until Aug. 8 as it moves to a new facility, the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture/The Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library. During the move, the Special Collections reading room, the staff and the special collections themselves will not be available. Services will be limited preceding July 12 to prepare for the move. Special Collections will reopen Aug. 9 in the Small Library. For information and a list of related service changes, visit www.lib.virginia.edu/newlib/index.

In Memoriam
• Barbara Brent, of Charlottesville, died June 3. She was employed at the University for approximately 30 years as secretary to the head of the department of chemistry and as secretary to the dean of the Darden School.

• Raynell G. Lantor, 84, South Boston’s first woman mayor who served on the U.Va. Board of Visitors from 1958 to 1966, died
June 8.

• Benjamin C. Sturgill, professor of pathology, died June 13. An alumnus of the U.Va. Medical School, he spent two years at the National Institutes of Health and then joined the Medical School’s pathology department. In 1991, he became associate dean and chairman of the Committee on Admissions, a position he held until his retirement in June 2003. A memorial service will be held at the University Chapel at a later date.

• Clyde Gordon Hall, 71, of Charlottesville, died June 14. He was
retired from the U.Va. Police Department.

• Susie Brown Kemp, 56, of Charlottesville, died June 19. She was an employee in the Facilities Management department for eight years.

• Jessie S. Jones Sr., 78, of Charlottesville, died June 19. He was
retired from the housing department.

• Philip Tiesler Hoeffer Jr., 75, of Charlottesville, died June 25. He retired from U.Va. after 22 years of service.

• John Steve Catilo, 20, a U.Va. student and crew coach, drowned in the Potomac River June 25, while teaching novices how to row. He apparently lost his balance while trying to restart the engine of the motorboat he was in that followed the nine-person rowing shell.

Monroe Hill on historic list
Monroe Hill House, once the home of James Monroe and now part of Brown College, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Monroe Hill is the only building on Grounds that predates the Academical Village.

Monroe Hill College was established in 1986 as the first modern residential college at the University and renamed Brown College in recognition of the Brown family donors. Along with a principal and a director of studies, about 40 faculty fellows maintain close ties to Brown College.

Nanotechnology — It’s a small world
The Engineering School’s Center for Nanoscopic Materials Design,
funded by the National Science Foundation and the state’s Center for Innovative Technology, spotlighted nanomanufacturing-related research and business activity under way in the Commonwealth at a June conference. Researchers from eight Virginia universities and representatives from federal labs and related businesses explored progress in the field for biomedicine and emerging technologies.

Help kids beat the heat
The Pediatric Emergency Department treats an average of 70 children each summer for heat-related illnesses during participation in organized and “pick-up” sports. A new project called SAFEKIDS provides a phone “HEATline” with daily updates on heat and humidity, guidelines to prevent dehydration and tips for appropriate activity level and sportswear. The numbers, 243-7207 and 1-866-268-1472 (toll-free), will be active through October. The project is sponsored by SAFEKIDS-Thomas Jefferson District, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and U.Va.’s Children’s Medical Center, Sports Medicine, pediatric emergency medicine and athletics.

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

Kenneth S. Abraham, law professor
• “The Price Of Life After 9/11,” New York Times, June 18

Taylor Antrim, Henry Hoyns Fellow in Fiction Writing
• “’Visits From The Drowned Girl’: Accidental Voyeur, New York Times, June 13

Cindy S. Aron, history professor
• “Americans Find Relaxing Tough Work” (column), Bangor (Maine) Daily News, June 26

Richard Bonnie, law professor
• “Anti-Death Activists Buoyed By Nichols Verdict,” Reuters, June 15

David W. Breneman, dean, Curry School of Education
• National Public Radio, “All Things Considered,” report on the economic appeal of community colleges, June 25
• “New Course for Liberal Arts: Intro to Job Market,” New York Times, June 19
• “Ronald Reagan Remembered: His Administration Proposed Numerous Cutbacks in Federal Aid, and Stood Watch Over the Beginning of the Culture Wars,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 15

John T. Casteen III, president of the University
• “Dr. James T. Rogers to Retire From Commission on Colleges After 20 Years as Executive Director,” PR Newswire, June 23

Maurice Cox, architecture professor
• “Masters of Design: 20 Creative Mavericks and What You Can Learn From Them,” Fast Company, June issue

Rob Cross, commerce professor
• “Know What You Know” (book review), Financial Times (London), June 24

Richard F. DeMong, professor of bank management
• “Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Selects New President From Within,” Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, June 18

Kenneth Elzinga, economics professor
• “Lighter Moments Leaven Court Case: Oracle Proceedings Have Some Notes of Stand-Up Comedy,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 28
• “Professor Warns of Monopoly if Oracle Acquires Peoplesoft,” Information Week, June 21
• “DOJ Gets Key Testimony,” Thedeal.Com, June 19
• “Oracle Merger With Peoplesoft Anti-Competitive, Witness Says; Professor Studied Companies' Deals,” “Software Giants Dominate Field,” Toronto Star, Seattle Times, June 19
• “Oracle Slashed Prices to Beat Peoplesoft Bids, Economist Testifies: Says Takeover Bad for Competition,” Bloomberg News, June 18
• “Microsoft Testimony to Play Key Role in Antitrust Lawsuit Against Oracle,” Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif., June 12
Richard Handler, anthropology professor
• “Note Bene: Significant Others: Interpersonal And Professional Commitments In Anthropology,” Chronicle Of Higher Education, June 21

John Kattwinkel, neonatology professor
• “Researchers Put Forth a Variety of Theories About SIDS,” Syracuse (N.Y.) Post Standard/Herald-Journal, June 16

William A. Knaus, professor and chairman, health evaluation sciences
• Arizona Daily Star, June 14
• The Montana Standard, June 14.
• “Measuring Ronald Reagan,” Ft. Worth [Tex.] Star-Telegram, June 12

Patrick J. Michaels, environmental sciences professor
• “Consider All the Evidence on Global Warming,” Toronto Star, June 20
• “Rather Than Paying Lip Service to Pseudo-Science, Harper is Advocating Practical Action on Smog,” Toronto Star, June 13

Jonathan Moreno, director, U.Va. Center For Biomedical Ethics
• “Science's Changing Face Led To Bioethics Program,” Kansas City Star, June 13

Robert M. O'Neil, law professor; director, Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression
• “Who Owns Professors' E-Mail Messages?,” Chronicle Of Higher Education, June 21

Daniel Ortiz, law professor
• “Gays Fear New State Law Banning Civil Unions Could Go Much Further,” Roanoke Times, June 27

R.K. Ramazani, politics professor emeritus
• National Public Radio, “Morning Edition” report on Iran’s nuclear program, June 14

Steven Rhoads, politics professor
• NBC "Today" Show,” report on parenting and parenting styles, June 25

Alan D. Rogol, pediatrics professor
• “Taking a Swing With Steroids,” New York Times, June 14

Larry J. Sabato, politics professor and director, U.Va. Center for Politics
• “Economy, Drought Top Voters' Concerns,” Denver Post, June 28
• “In Politics, the Rise of Small Donors: In New World of Campaign-Finance Limits, Parties Have Ramped Up Outreach to Voters — and Are Surprisingly Flush With Cash,” Christian Science Monitor, June 28
• “Will the Youth Vote Rock in November?: Many Issues in 2004 Particularly Affect Young Voters, the Most Apathetic Part of the Electorate, and All Campaigns Are Courting Them” (News Analysis), Business Week, June 28
• “How Clinton Could Help — and Hurt — Kerry,” Business Week, June 28
• “Who's Afraid of President Kerry? Even if He Wins, the GOP is Likely to Control Congress. That Would Leave Bush's Tax Cuts in Place Until 2008,” Business Week, June 28
• “Border Skirmish: Rep. Tancredo's Proposals for Immigrant Remittances Draw First Data Corp. Into Public Policy Debate,” Denver Post, June 27
• “Joint GOP Caucus Splits Over Differences: Director J. Scott Leake Resigns Position, Will Only Work With Senate,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, June 26
• “’Fahrenheit 9/11’: Will it Change Any Voter's Mind?: Michael Moore Hopes His Film Will Help Defeat Bush, But Skeptics Say Impact on Election Will be Limited,” USA Today, June 25
• “Virginia: A Surprising Swing State,” Fox News, June 25
• “Owens Will Help Write GOP Platform,” Denver Post, June 25
• “High Stakes, High Risks as Party Leaders Try to Sway Senate Primary Votes,” Associated Press, June 25
• “Bush Exercises Freedom to Bestow Presidential Medals: A Pattern Can Be Seen as 13 Varied Individuals Are Awarded the Highest Civilian Honor,” Los Angeles Times, June 24
• “GOP, Democrats Jump Out of the Gate in Race for U.S. Senate,” June 23
• “Election 2004” (online chat), Washington Post, June 23
• “Challenger Questions Schrock Voting: Iraq Veteran Faces and Uphill Battle in the Race for the 2nd District Congressional Seat,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, June 23
• “DeMint Easily Wins S.C. Primary,” Associated Press, June 23
• “Virginia Governor Not on Kerry's Short List,” Associated Press, June 23
• “Governors Endorse Regional Primaries: Westerners Agree to Develop Plan,” Denver Post, June 22
• “Western Governors Weigh Regional Primary,” Associated Press, June 22
• “Free Trade Is Tough Issue To Sell In U.S. Senate Campaign,” Associated Press, June 20
• “Unpredictable Democrat Wilder Takes Center Stage At GOP Gathering,” Associated Press, June 19
• “Americans Sunnier on Iraq,” Knight Ridder Newspapers, June 18
• “Clinton Peddles a Book, Polishes an Image,” Christian Science Monitor, June 18
• “Cheney's Profile High for a Vice President,” Omaha World-Herald, June 17
• “Key Tests Loom for Bush and Kerry: President Faces June 30 Iraq Transition and Concern About Jobs. His Rival Needs to Find a Running Mate — and to Define Himself,” Christian Science Monitor, June 16
• “Key Tests Loom for Bush and Kerry: President Faces June 30 Iraq Transition and Concern About Jobs. His Rival Needs to Find a Running Mate — and to Define Himself,” The Christian Science Monitor, June 15
• “Ronald Wilson Reagan: 1911-2004: How His Legacy Lives On,” Time, June 14
• “Hope VI Grant Wasn't an Issue of Clout, Harris Says: Political Pull Could Not Have Landed an Approval, She Says,” Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, June 13
• NBC “Nightly News,” presidential campaign coverage, June 11
• “ Democrats Like Chances in Senate: Falling Presidential Ratings Give Minority Party Reason for Optimism This Fall,” Austin (Tex.) American-Statesman, June 13
• “Bush vs. Kerry Has Overtones of Reagan vs. Carter, Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, June 13
• “After Mourning for Reagan, Americans Return to Daily Troubles,” Agence France Presse, June 13
• “College Students Favor Kerry, But Apathy Grows,” Washington Post, June 11

Ken Stroupe, U.Va. Center for Politics
• “College Students Plug Into Politics,” Orlando Sentinel, June 20

Sarah E. Turner, associate professor of education
• “New Course for Liberal Arts: Intro to Job Market,” New York Times, June 19

Mark Whittle, astronomy professor
• “Facts & Arguments: A Daily Miscellany of Information,” Toronto Globe and Mail, June 22
• “Big Bang Noises Examined: Researcher Listens to Sounds From Birth of Universe,” Houston Chronicle, June 13
• “First Stars Born to the Tune of a Deafening Hiss,” New Scientist, June 14

W. Bradford Wilcox, assistant professor of sociology
• “The New Advocates For Marriage,” syndicated column by Maggie Gallagher, June 17
• “Do Evangelical Protestant Fathers Really Know Best?”, USA Today, June 16

Daniel T. Willingham, associate professor of psychology
• “Second Thoughts About Multiple Intelligences,” Chronicle of Higher Education, June 16

Philip D. Zelikow, history professor; director, Miller Center of Public Affairs
• “Reports on Attacks are Gripping, Not Dry,” New York Times, June 20

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