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U.Va. Community Briefings on Commonwealth Charter Status
U.Va.-Wise Noted for Low Student Debt

Holding its own as No. 2 public in the nation
U.Va. adjusts to new federal labor regulations
Faculty Opinions now online
Kenneth Thompson: A passionate belief in public education about government
Holland’s Legacy: Winning with class
Good Medicine: U.Va. Volunteers make a difference in Southwest Virginia
Bridge phenom Noble Shore mastering game
Be on the look-out: Public urged after latest attack
Poet Rita Dove to read from new book
Jefferson In and Out: The World That Shaped His Cultural Interests
Aunspaugh art fellows show work


News Briefs

U.Va. Community Briefings on Commonwealth Charter Status
The Commonwealth Charter Universities Initiative was created to preserve and enhance the quality of higher education in the state and to strengthen financial aid programs for Virginia undergraduates.

While Commonwealth Charter agreements will not be limited to U.Va., William & Mary and Virginia Tech, these three universities have taken the lead in advancing the proposal through the General Assembly.
Although the individual school’s charter agreements are still being drafted, some of the particulars concerning personnel matters are ready for discussion.

The University will be holding six one-hour employee briefings over the next two months at various locations across Grounds to explain the Commonwealth Charter Initiative and what it means to U.Va. and its employees.

The first two will be held Sept. 13, at 1 p.m., and Sept. 21, at 10 a.m., in the auditorium of the recently opened Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library, located on McCormick Road. (If you park in the garage beneath the University Bookstore, your ticket will be stamped at the meeting.)

For those unable to attend, the Office of University Relations will have a video tape of one of the briefings available for individuals or departments. Call 924-7116 for details. Audio of the talks will be available online:

U.Va.-Wise noted for low student debt
U.S. News & World Report’s annual college guide ranked U.Va.’s College at Wise first among more than 200 national liberal arts colleges whose graduates complete their degrees while incurring the least amount of student debt. 2003 U.Va.-Wise graduates, who borrowed to finance their educations, graduated owing less than $7,500.

Nixon tapes online
Thirty years after Richard Nixon’s resignation, tapes transcribed by Miller Center of Public Affairs historians in the Presidential Recordings Project illuminate his presidency beyond the Watergate scandal, including his “decent interval” exit strategy from Vietnam, his handling of the 1971 Indo-Pakistani war, his role in the growth of HMOs and more. An online exhibit features Nixon’s final days in office, famous speeches and other historic resources. See

U.Va. alumni win gold at the Olympics
Three U.Va. alumni, including basketball player Dawn Staley, struck gold at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.

Staley, a 1992 U.Va. graduate, helped the U.S. women’s basketball team win the gold medal in her third consecutive Olympic Games, after carrying the U.S. flag during the opening ceremonies. The United States beat Australia, 74-63, in the Aug. 28 gold-medal game. A point guard, Staley plays for the WNBA’s Charlotte Sting and coaches women’s basketball at Temple University.

Wyatt Allen, a 2000 alumnus, was part of the U.S. eight-man rowing team that won the gold medal Aug. 22. The men’s team hadn’t won the 2,000-meter race in 40 years.

A third alumna, Angela Hucles, who last played for Virginia in the fall of 1999, was on the U.S. women’s soccer team. The United States recaptured the gold Aug. 26 by beating Brazil 2-1 in overtime. Former U.Va. head coach April Heinrichs coached the team.

Rising second-year U.Va. student, Vanja Rogulj, swam the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke for his native country, Croatia, in the Games, but did not win a medal. Rogulj was the 2004 ACC Men’s Rookie of the Year.

TJ award nominations sought
The Thomas Jefferson Award Committee is
soliciting nominations for this year’s honoree, to be recognized Oct. 22 at Fall Convocation. The award, considered the highest honor given to a member of the University community, is given to a member of the faculty, administration or staff who has exemplified in character, work and influence the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson.

Send nominations with supporting data, including a resume and letters of support, to the committee, c/o Leake Cottage, P. O. Box 400139 by 5 p.m., Sept. 23.

Last year’s winner was Dr. Robert M. Carey, former Medical School dean.

Two fêted with ‘festschrifts’
Erik Midelfort — The unique research that Erik Midelfort conducts has earned him quite a following. Midelfort, an early German historian, didn’t realize until recently that a number of scholars consider themselves members of the “School of Midelfort.” What’s brewing this fascination? Witchcraft, specifically the history of witchcraft and witchcraft trials in the German Southwest during the 16th and 17th centuries. Midelfort was recently presented with a special, personalized volume, edited by colleagues and students, that consists of original papers on his research specialty, known as a “festschrift.”
Milos Velimirovic — When the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow invited retired music professor Milos Velimirovic to a symposium last year, he found out that his Russian colleagues would compile a “festschrift” for him. Translated from the Russian, the book is called “Byzantium and East Europe Liturgical and Musical Links in Honor of Milos Velimirovic” and includes contributors from nine countries. Considered an expert in this field, Velimirovic taught at U.Va. from 1973 to 1993 and still gives occasional pre-concert lectures.

Off the Shelf
Recent publications of faculty & staff

• Bülent Atalay, adjunct faculty, U.Va. School of Continuing and Professional Studies-Northern Virginia Center. “Math and the Mona Lisa: the Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci.” Smithsonian Institution Press.

For readers who want more background to the best-selling thriller, “The Da Vinci Code,” Atalay’s study delves into the mathematics and aesthetics of science and art, central to da Vinci’s life, such as the notion of “divine proportion.”

• Jon Mikalson, classics professor. “Ancient Greek Religion.” Blackwell Publishing.

• W. Bradford Wilcox, assistant professor of sociology. “Soft Patriarchs, New Men: How Christianity Shapes Fathers and Husbands.” Univ. of Chicago Press.

• Timothy Beatley, Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, School of Architecture. “Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age.” Island Press.

• John O’Brien, assistant professor of English. “Harlequin Britain: Pantomime and Entertainment, 1690-1760.” Johns Hopkins Univ. Press.

• Mary B. McKinley, Douglas Huntly Gordon Professor of French, editor and translator. Marie Dentiere, “Epistle to Marguerite de Navarre and Preface to a Sermon by John Calvin.” Univ. of Chicago Press.

• Christopher Tilghman, English professor. “Roads of the Heart.” Random House.

• Janis Antonovics, biology professor. “Integrating Ecology and Evolution in a Spatial Context.” Cambridge Univ. Press.

• Daniel Lefkowitz, assistant professor of anthropology. “Words and Stones. The Politics of Language and Identity in Israel.” Oxford Univ. Press

• Lisa Russ Spaar, associate professor of English. “Blue Venus” (poems). Persea Books.

New Special Collections library opens
The new Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library is now open in its new location next to Alderman library, but the entire 72,000-square-foot building, including the Mary and David Harrison Institute for American History, Literature and Culture, will open to the public in stages over the fall. The building will be completed and fully operational in November. For a list of services, see the Web site,

Colonnade Club and Hotel E revamped for coffee or lunch
For faculty …

Enjoy the light and light fare in the Colonnade Club Garden Room, after renovation both to the menu and the interior.

“The Garden Room used to be an architecture studio, which was the perfect use of the room’s natural light,” said Michael Bednar, Colonnade Club board member and Architecture School faculty member. “With this renovation, we set out to enhance those qualities.”

The new menu is based on the results of a Dining Services survey. Respondents indicated that they preferred a soup/salad/sandwich option or fish to a heavy lunchtime meal, and that’s what U.Va. Dining plans to fix.

The room will be open weekdays from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

… and staff

The new “Home on the West Range Café” is now open to staff and students, as well as faculty. Ideally situated at the edge of Central Grounds near Garrett Hall, the café — open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — offers a full menu that includes grilled items, Java City coffee beverages, salads, sandwiches, sushi and smoothies.

One of the original “ hotels” where private businessmen served food for students during Jefferson’s time, Hotel E most recently has been home to the Garden Room, the faculty club’s dining room.

Football game Oct. 7 will limit parking
When there’s a Thursday night college football game at home, bringing 60,000 fans onto Grounds in late afternoon, some U.Va. parking lots close early.

On Oct. 7, the Cavaliers host Clemson in a nationally televised
Atlantic Coast Conference showdown. Permit-holders must remove their cars from 17 parking lots around the football stadium by 4 p.m. on game day. Those affected will be notified by e-mail, and fliers will be distributed in those areas before and on game day. Cars not removed on time will be towed. Those displaced by the lot closures may park at University Hall or the Emmet/Ivy garage all day Thursday. University bus service between those areas, Central Grounds and the Health System will be increased all day.

The stadium’s gates will open at 5:30 p.m., two hours before kickoff.

In Memoriam
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, an expert on end-of-life issues and a pioneer of hospice care, who formerly was a clinical professor of behavioral medicine and psychiatry at U.Va., died Aug. 24 in her Scottsdale, Ariz., home. She was 78.

Lillian M. Bittmann, 76, of Louisa, died Aug. 10 at her home. She was retired from the former administrative computing department at U.Va. n Blanche “Pidge” Stuart Taylor Bradley, 96, died July 31. She worked in the radiology department at the University Hospital until retiring in 1973.

Louis Glaser Martsolf, 81, of Charlottesville, died July 27. He was an architect with Facilities Management and retired after 20 years of service.

Myrtle “Myrt” Deane Lyons died July 25. She retired from the dietary department at the hospital in 1982.

Rosamond Virginia Payne, 81, died July 23. She was employed for many years in the radiology department.

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

John A. Blackburn, dean of admission
• “Trouble in the Ranks,” New York Times, Aug. 1

Vincent Blasi, law professor
• “Ban on Printing Information on Kobe Bryant Accuser is Upheld,” New York Times, July 20

Louis Bloomfield, physics professor
• “An Oldie But a Goodie: At 39, the Ex's Only Coaster Isn't Slick, But it Still Rocks – Literally,” [Toronto] Globe And Mail, Aug. 14

David W. Breneman, dean, Curry School Of Education
• “A Precarious Position,” Currents, July-August 2004
• “Bluffton Joins Institutions Shedding ‘College’ Moniker,” Toledo [Ohio] Blade, July 24
• “Utah Not Alone In Higher-Education Woes,” Salt Lake [Utah] Tribune, July 21

James W. Ceaser, politics professor
• “Questions for Kerry, Mr. Hollander’s Latest Opus, Journalistic Fun, and More” (commentary), National Review, July 22
Andrea Douglas, curator of collections and exhibitions, U.Va. Art Museum
• “New Curator for Our Cathedral of Culture,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 29
Mark Edmundson, English professor
• : “The Risk of Reading” (commentary), New York Times, Aug. 1

Robert E. Emery, director, U.Va. Center For Children, Families And The Law
• “From the Self-Help Shelf” (book review), [Cleveland] Plain Dealer, Aug. 19

Howard Ernst, senior Scholar, Center for Politics
• “Bay Cleanup Requires a Hammer” (editorial), Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, July 20
• “Bay Pollution Progress Overstated: Government Program’s Computer Model Proved Too Optimistic,” Washington Post, July 18
Greg Fairchild, professor of strategy and entrepreneurship, Darden School
• “Professional Liability Yields Thriving Insurance Niche: Somerset Firm Provides Executive Protection,” Newark [N.J.] Star-Ledger, Aug. 8
Paul Freedman, assistant professor of politics
• “Sportsmen Poll Shows Cooling On Bush,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, July 20

Glenn Gaesser, professor of exercise physiology
• “Worth its Weight in Debate: Health Researchers Continue to Warn About Obesity, But There Are Skeptics. Junk Science is the Real Epidemic, Says One ‘Overweight’ Scholar,” Los Angeles Times, July 23
• “Are Health Risks of Overweight Overblown?: Author and News Columnist Insists Being Overweight Not Always a Bad Thing,” [Denver] Rocky Mountain News, July 22
• “Involving Taxpayers in Obesity Battle Will Be Costly” (commentary), July 20

Gary W. Gallagher, history professor
• “Blood and Guts” (book review), Washington Post, July 18

Ted Genoways, editor, Virginia Quarterly Review
• “Man of Letters” (book review), Washington Post, Aug. 8
• “Yes, Virginia ... ...There Could be a Future for Literary Quarterlies,” Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Aug. 8

Harold A. Gould, visiting scholar, Center For South Asian Studies
• “Bush's Bloody Put-Up Job: Was Iraq a Mutual Charade?” (commentary), Counterpunch, July 31

Al Groh, head football coach
• “Athletes Make the Grade Sooner by Failing First: Loophole Outwits NCAA Eligibility Rules,” Washington Post, July 28

Jack M. Gwaltney Jr., professor emeritus of internal medicine
• “No ‘Dangers’ in Early Detection” (letter to the editor), Washington Post, July 17

Frederick Hayden, professor of clinical virology
• “World Not Ready for Flu Pandemic, Say Experts,” [Wellington, New Zealand] Dominion Post, Aug. 18

Sharon Hays, associate professor, sociology
• “Will Work for Food: Sharon Hays on the Real Cost of Welfare Reform,” The Sun Magazine, Aug. 2004

Owen Hendley, professor of pediatric infectious diseases
• “New Kleenex Claims to Blow Away Viruses: Old-Fashioned Hand-Washing Still is an Effective Way to Avoid Spreading Colds and Flu,” American Medical News, Aug. 23-30

E. Mavis Hetherington, psychology professor emeritus
• “American Psychological Association Announces Award Recipients,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 30

A.E. Dick Howard, law professor
• “Kilgore Volunteers for Questioning in Dems’ Lawsuit,” Associated Press, July 28,

Peter Jackson, senior writer, Center For Politics
• “Economy Still Matters Most: Analysis: Kerry Got A Bounce, But It's A Fleeting One,”, July 30

Paul Lombardo, historian, Center For Biomedical Ethics
• “Biotechnology Advances Lead Some Ethicists to See `Free Market' Eugenics,” Religion News Service, Aug. 11

Michael Mann, environmental sciences professor
• “Climate Legacy of 'Hockey Stick',” BBC News, Aug. 16

David A. Martin, law professor
• “U.S. is Linking Immigrant Patients' Status to Hospital Aid,” New York Times, Aug. 10
• “A Terror Ruling's Impact on Refugees: The Supreme Court's Ruling on Guantánamo Detainees May Have Implications for Haitian and Cuban Refugees,” Christian Science Monitor, July 29

Patrick Michaels, environmental sciences professor and Virginia state climatologist
• “Global-Warming Science Meltdown” (commentary), Washington Times, Aug. 16
• “Cool Data: It's Not as Rainy as it Seems,” The Hook, July 28

Sydney M. Milkis, politics professor
• “The Loyal Opposition” (book review), Washington Post, July 18

John Norton Moore, law professor; director, Center for National Security Law
• “Lawyer in USS Cole Suit to Pursue Damages From Sudan’s Frozen Assets,” Associated Press, July 20

David M. O'Brien, politics professor
• “Election Likely To Alter Make-Up Of Top Court,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 8

Charlotte Patterson, psychology professor
• “Psychologists to Endorse Gay Marriage: APA: Having Equal Rights Improves Quality of Life,” USA Today, July 29

William Petri, chief of infectious diseases
• “Health Officials Question Yankees' Doctor,” Associated Press, July 29
John Portmann, assistant professor, religious studies
• “The Short List: Pleasure Reading” (book review), Chronicle of Higher Education, Aug. 13

William Quandt, politics professor
• “The Receding Horizon: The Endless Quest for Arab-Israeli Peace” (book review), Foreign Affairs, Sept.-Oct. 2004

Reuben Rainey, landscape architecture professor
• “Must-Seed TV,” The Hook, July 28

Steven E. Rhoads, politics professor
• “Mystery of Jersey's First Lady: Was it a Shock or Did She Already Know? Experts Agree on This: Public Marriages Follow Different Rules,” Newsday, Aug. 15
• “’Surname-Keeping’ on the Wane Among Women” (commentary), Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Aug. 8
• National Public Radio, “Talk of the Nation. “ Discussion of his new book, "Taking Sex Differences Seriously," Aug. 4.
• “In Brief” (book review), New York Sun, July 21

Alan J. Rogol, pediatric endocrinologist, Health System
• “Drug Sleuths Try to Stay Step Ahead of Cheats: Despite USADA’s Efforts, New Drugs Could Make Way to Athens,” Associated Press, July 17

Thomas V. Ryan, psychology lecturer
• “Attorneys Argue Killer Should Be Spared Death,” Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, July 16

Larry J. Sabato, politics professor; director, Center for Politics
• “Miller Relives History, With a Difference: Clinton Keynoter to Boost Bush,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 20
• “Vet Group Doing Bush's Dirty Work, Kerry Says: He Urges President to Condemn Ads Critical of His Record,” San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 20
• “Stem Cell Debate May Be Far Ahead of Science: Bush and Kerry Attack Each Other on Research Stance,” Houston Chronicle, Aug. 20
• “Polls Show Bush Lagging in Race: In Key States, the President is Losing Ground to Kerry,” Houston Chronicle, Aug. 20
• “Bereuter's Iraq Comments May Affect 1st District Race,” Associated Press, Aug. 19
• “Health Care Dethroned as Voters' No. 1 Issue: It Led the Way in 2000 Presidential Election, but Numbers Indicate Economy, Terrorism, War Top List,” Newsday, Aug. 19
• “Republicans, Nebraska Leaders Respond to Bereuter Letter,” Associated Press, Aug. 18
• “Dueling Primaries Expected in 2005: Democrats Likely to Honor Kaine's Wishes; GOP Has Made Choice,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug. 18
• “Static Rises Over Election Observers: Vitter Trumpets Fight Against U.N. Role,” New Orleans Times-Picayune, Aug. 18
• “Cloning Kerry's Friend or Foe?,” Wired News, Aug. 18
• “Would GOP Right Wing Sink Hagel?,” Omaha [Neb.] World-Herald, Aug. 17
• “White House Watch: Bush Hits Pennsylvania for 32nd Time,” Dow Jones International News, Aug. 17
• “Sabato: How McGreevey's 'Sleaze' Will Hurt Kerry and Help Bush,”, Aug. 17
• “Washington Squares: Political Experts Prepare for a Democratic Victory,” New York Press, Aug. 17
• “VFW’s Ohio Commander: Veterans are Getting Attention, Will be Voting,” Associated Press, Aug. 16
• “Governor's Downfall Could Bring Reform to New Jersey: James McGreevey's Resignation Comes Against a Backdrop of Recurring State Scandal,” Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 16
• “Bush Accused of Exploiting Hurricane in Florida as He Offers Aid to Disaster Area,” The Independent [London], Aug. 16
• “Bad Judgment, Not Orientation, the Final Straw for Many Residents,” [Bridgewater, N.J.] Courier News, Aug. 16
• “Kerry Trying to Tip Va. Veterans His Way: Candidate's Vietnam Protests Dilute Military Kinship,” Washington Post, Aug. 15
• “Mystery of Jersey's First Lady: Was it a Shock or Did She Already Know? Experts Agree on This: Public Marriages Follow Different Rules,” Newsday, Aug. 15
• “A Swift Boat Smear Campaign: Attack Ad Labels War-Hero Kerry a Liar and Coward. But Why Would Bush Supporters Mention Vietnam?,” Toronto Star, Aug. 15
• “Gloves Off in Battle to be First Lady: In the Struggle for the Keys to the White House, We Shouldn't Underestimate Two Other Contenders,” Glasgow [Scotland] Sunday Herald, Aug.. 15
• “Veterans Evenly Split as Bush, Kerry Vie for Their Votes,” Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch, Aug. 15
• “Bush Slide, Dems' Rise May Imperil GOP House” (commentary), Greenville [S.C.] News, Aug. 15
• “Comeback for Governor Deemed Unlikely,” East Brunswick [N.J.] Home News Tribune , Aug. 15
• “Wilder Throws Support to Kerry-Edwards Ticket: Mayoral Candidate Says Timing Drove Decision to Back Democrats,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, Aug. 14
• “Dems Pin Hopes on Colorado: Salazar Victory Key in Party's Quest to Regain Control of U.S. Senate,” [Denver] Rocky Mountain News, Aug. 14
• “Don't Expect Big Shift in Coors' Positions for General Election, Analysts Say,” Associated Press, Aug. 14
• “Klayman Courts Hardline Voters, Says His Appeal is Broader,” Associated Press, Aug. 14
• “Nader Drops in to Campaign, But Few Show Up to Listen,” Tampa [Fla.] Tribune, Aug. 13
• Fox News, "The Big Story With John Gibson," discussion of the impact of New Jersey Gov. James McGrevey's resignation on the presidential campaign, Aug. 13
• “N.J. Governor Admits to Homosexual Affair, Announces Resignation,” Knight Ridder Newspapers, Aug. 12
• “Democrats Not Expected to Make it Painless for Goss,” Los Angeles Times, Aug. 12
• “Coors, Salazar Kick-Start Campaigns,” Denver Post, Aug. 12
• “Rudy in Cabinet?: Won't Shelve Idea,” New York Daily News, Aug. 12
• “Dizzying Pace of the '04 Campaign,” Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 12
• “Political Strings Attached to CIA Nominee,” Buffalo [N.Y.] News, Aug. 12
• “Bush Starts Stump Blitz in Key States: Polls Show President Trails Kerry,” Cox News Service, Aug. 10
• “Minority Candidates Face Long Odds: Difficulty of Beating Incumbents, Lack of Backing Limit Chances for Diversity,” Austin [Tex.] American-Statesman, Aug. 8
• “Primaries in Colorado's Senate Race Coming Down to the Wire,” Associated Press, Aug. 8
• “Election 2004: Money Runs 2nd in Race for Senate,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 8
• “McCain in Bush's Corner: The Senator Says America is Safer Under the President,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, Aug. 5
• “GOP Delegates Rip Owens on Conservative Issues: They Call His Opposition to Abortion and Gay Marriage Tepid and Question His Fitness to Head the Platform Panel,” Denver Post, Aug. 5
• “Kerry's Rising Stock Among Top Execs: The Dems' Candidate is Gaining Support Among Corporate Highflyers. The Shift Away From Bush May be Small, But it Could be Significant,” Businessweek Online, Aug. 5
• “Democrats Ratchet Up Push for Veterans' Bloc: National Party Figure Carries on Courtship,” Norfolk Virginian-Pilot, Aug. 4
• Fox News, "The Big Story With John Gibson," discussion of presidential advertising strategies, Aug. 4
• “Little to No `Bounce' Seen in Kerry Polls: Post-Convention Stalemate Has Led to Several Theories,” Houston Chronicle, Aug. 4
• “Edwards Focuses on Issues Key in South Florida: Candidate Favors Embargo on Cuba, But Not New Travel Rules,” Winston-Salem [N.C.] Journal, Aug. 3
• “The Politics of Fighting Terror: As Bush Calls for a National Director of Intelligence, Kerry is Treading Carefully,” Christian Science Monitor, Aug. 3
• “If Clinton Could Run Again …” New York Times, Aug. 1
• “Democratic Base Locked Up: Kerry Sets Sights on Key Groups,” Newsday, Aug. 1
• “Effect of Spillover Ads in Kentucky Presidential Race Debated: Democrats Hope for Help on Ballot,” [Louisville, Ky.] Courier-Journal, Aug. 1
• “Bush Calls Kerry Soft on Terror: President Says Rival Has Done Little, Is 'Out of the Mainstream,'” [Don Mills, Ont.] National Post, July 31
• “Demand for Obama Peaks After Keynote: Illinois Senate Candidate Has Tapped Into Issues That Cross Racial and Party Lines,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 30
• “Even the Music is Orchestrated: Songs Chosen for Political, Cultural Resonance,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution, July 30
• “Open Seats This Fall Could Swing Senate Control Either Way,” Best's Insurance News, July 29
• “Prime Time's Speakers Avoiding Controversy, But Few Are Watching,” Investors Business Daily, July 29
• “Democrats Getting Cocky About Beating Bush,” Newhouse News Service, July 29
• Minnesota Public Radio, “Marketplace,” report on economic impact of the Democratic National Convention, July 28
• “Delegates Cheer Heinz-Kerry: With TV Coverage Limited, Speakers Appealed to Party,” Copley News Service, July 28
• “John Edwards: A Workingman's Nightmare” (commentary),, July 28
• “Loss Might Give Edwards Boost for Running in '08: Many Expect Hillary Rodham Clinton Would Seek the Nomination if the Kerry-Edwards Ticket is Defeated,” Greensboro [N.C.] News & Record, July 28
• “Frenetic Pace at Convention is Just Fine for New Mexico Governor,” Associated Press, July 28
• “Warner Gets Moment to Offer Democrats' Fiscal Prudence Message,” Associated Press, July 28
• “Ron Reagan Appeals for Stem-Cell Research,” Knight-Ridder News Service, July 28
• “Va. Conventioneers Cite Energy,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 28
• “Kerry Wary of Foreign Policy Specifics: Security: The Democratic Presidential Hopeful is Trying to Build and Image of Strong Leadership and Contrast With Bush, Although He Shares Many of His Rival's Goals,” Baltimore Sun, July 27
• “After Just Four Years, Corzine at Party’s Fore” (commentary), [Bergen County, N.J.] Record, July 27
• “Showcasing a Coterie of New Democratic Stars: Amid Balloons and Party Jubilation, Some Lesser-Known Democrats are Quietly Climbing the Political Ranks,” Christian Science Monitor, July 27
• “The Kennedy Factor in the ‘04 Race: Help From a Liberal Lion Has Aided Kerry at Key Moments, Despite its Risks With Swing Voters,” Christian Science Monitor, July 27
• “All Lights Shine on Kerry,” CNN-USA, July 27
• “Sitting on Centrist Aisle, Warner is Standing Out,” Washington Post, July 26
• “Warner, Party Envision Victory,” Washington Post, July 25
• “A Difference of Opinion,” New York Times, July 25
• “Confident in Kerry: Most Delegates Are Behind Him as the Democratic Convention Revs Up,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, July 25
• “Cheney Can’t Give Ticket Jolt it Needs” (commentary), Columbus [Ohio] Dispatch, July 25
• “ACLU Lawsuit Against Ohio’s Punch Card Ballots First in Nation to Go to Trial,” Associated Press, July 25
• “Conventional Wisdom,” Santa Fe [N.M.] New Mexican, July 25
• “Kerry Cultivates Plan to Bloom in Boston,” The [Edinburgh] Scotsman, July 24
• “Presidential Race is Tied Before Convention: Kerry Leads on Domestic Issues, But Bush Strong in Terror War, Poll Says,” USA Today, July 23
• “Bush Weighs 9/11 Panel’s Ideas as Pressure Builds,” Reuters, July 23
• “Perspective,” PBS, report on national and Virginia politics, July 22 & 25
• “The Money Game: House, Senate Republicans Who Endorsed Tax Increases Report Large Bank Accounts,” Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 21
• “Bush, Kerry Ads Bombard a Handful of States,” Reuters, July 20
• “He’s a Political Junkie,” Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, July 20
• “Red/Blue America: Noise? Nah, The Roar of Tomcats Over Virginia Beach is the Sound of Freedom” (commentary), [Denver] Rocky Mountain News, July 19
• “Bush Protects Base in Tennessee, Not Yet ‘Battleground,’” Associated Press, July 18
• “The Bay Area’s Leftward Leanings Have Long Shaped U.S. Political Consciousness,” Oakland [Calif.] Tribune, July 18
• “American Kabuki: The Ritual of Scandal,” New York Times, July 18
• “Oval Office Firm on VP Despite Rumors: Polls Indicate Cheney Could Be a Liability to Ticket,” Houston Chronicle, July 16

Abdulaziz Sachedina, religious studies professor
• “Professor Puts Quran in Modern-Day English,” Associated Press, Aug. 12
• “Across the Great Divide: Could a Public Conversation Between a Muslim From Pakistan and the Jewish Father of Murdered Reporter Daniel Pearl be Something More Than ‘Just Two Grandfathers on a Stage, Talking’?,” Washington Post Magazine, Aug. 1

John Schmitt, associate professor, obstetrics and gynecology
• “Edwards' Malpractice Suits Leave Bitter Taste,” Washington Times, Aug. 16

Matt Smyth, communications director, Center for Politics
• “Was the Governor Ready for His Closeup?: Warner Makes National Debut With Speech on Big Night at National Convention,” Augusta Free Press, July 30
• “Candidates Go for Broke to Take On Rep. Harris,” Sarasota [Fla.] Herald-Tribune, July 21

John C.A. Stagg, history professor; editor-in-chief, Papers Of James Madison
• “Conventions in Wartime,” National Journal, July 10
Jerry Stenger, research coordinator, U.Va. State Climatology Office
• “Wetter Than Ever,” Hampton Roads Daily Press, Aug. 17

Kenneth Stroupe, director, Youth Leadership Initiative, U.Va. Center For Politics
• “The Youth Vote / Hard To Tell How It Will Turn Out,” USA Today, Aug. 19

W. Bradford Wilcox, assistant professor of sociology
• “Building Better Husbands,”, July 28
Richard Guy Wilson, architectural history professor
• “Renovations to Let Visitors See Best Side of Capitol,” Norfolk Virginian Pilot, July 19

Lauren Winner, religious studies lecturer
• “Single Evangelical In Need of Advice? Books Have Plenty,” New York Times, July 19

Philip Zelikow, history professor; director, Miller Center of Public Affairs
• “Zelikow Says U.S. Can Overcome Challenges,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 21

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